Faculty Bios

Mary Hoke



Mary Hoke 




Nursing Building Office


office phone: (210) 823-5093

  • Educational Degrees


    Institution and Location




    Field of Study

    Illinois Wesleyan University--Bloomington, IL


    Tulane University--New Orleans, LA



    UTHSC-San Antonio--San Antonio, TX



    New Mexico State University--

    Las Cruces, NM




    15 graduate credits









    Public Health



    Community Health Nursing & Nursing Administration


    Curriculum & Instruction

  • Courses Taught

    Nursing Fundamentals- El Paso Community College  

    •             Community Heath Nursing- Undergraduate & Graduate-

    University of Texas –El Paso  

    •             Nursing Education – Graduate Level- New Mexico State University

    Community Mental Health Nursing- Graduate Level- New Mexico State University

    Public/Community Health Nursing-Graduate Level- New Mexico State University

    Health Promotion for MSN Program- New Mexico State University

    Nursing Theory for MSN & PhD Program- New Mexico State University

    Guest Lectures- Nursing Administration, Research & Community Health Nursing Courses- NMSU

    Guest Lecture- Cultural Competence for Physical Therapy Students- University of Texas- El Paso

    Academic Curriculum Development

    Border Health Didactic & Clinical Courses – El Paso Community College


                Graduate Community Health Nursing Curriculum with Environmental Focus- UTEP


                BSN Completion Option via compressed schedule, interactive TV, & local liaisons- NMSU


                Nursing Education Graduate Sequence- updated courses with increased emphasis on measurement/evaluation and teaching with technology-NMSU


    Graduate Psychiatric/Mental Health with addictions component curriculum - NMSU with Dr. L. Robbins


    Accelerated Second Degree BSN Option –NMSU with Dr. A. Mann


    PhD in Nursing –NMSU in collaboration with the College of Nursing, University of New Mexico (Dr. Karen Carlson) and at NMSU Drs. Borges, Hurst, & Schultz


    DNP-NMSU in collaboration with Dr. L Robbins & Dr. W Borges-NMSU


    BSN Completion Option from hybrid (ITV with WebCT to total WebCT) –NMSU


    Post BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner in collaboration with Drs. L. Munoz & E. Pines- UIW


    Post BSN to DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner lead by Drs. E. Pines & M. Rauschhuber

  • Research Interests

    Health Disparities, Health Promotion, Nursing Education, Public Health Workforce.

  • Recent Intellectual Contributions

     Scholarly Activities- Sample


    Hoke, M. & Panzini-Rosenthal. (2012). Public health nursing:  Promoting health of populations.  Imprint.


    Patchell, B.A, Robbins, L.K., Lowe, J. & Hoke, M. M. (2012).  Circular Model of Cultural Tailoring: An Intervention Adaption.  Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 16 (2), 45-51.  


    Robbins, L. K., & Hoke, M. M. (2013).  RN to BSN Culture of Success Model:  Promoting student achievement at a Hispanic-serving institution.  Journal of Professional Nursing, 29 (1), 21-29.


    Patchell, B.A., Robbins, L. K., Lowe, J., & Hoke, M. M. (2015).  The effect of a culturally tailored substance abuse prevention intervention with Plains Indian adolescents. Journal of Cultural Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Journal.  March/Spring Issue.


     Dols, J. D., Hoke, M. M., & Rauschhuber, M.L. (2017).  Mock institutional review board:  Promoting analytical and reasoning skills in Research Ethics.  Nurse Educator, 42 (6),E4-E8.   


    External Funding (Sample)


    2002-2010       Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.  “Southern New Mexico RN to BSN Expansion Initiative.  Director.  Funded: $1,242,010 (2002-2006)   & $1,214,333 (2006-2010)

                            Notation:  This grant used a compressed scheduling format, with WebCT, interactive TV, and local faculty liaisons to take BSN Completion education from Main Campus to 3 community college sites throughout Southern New Mexico.  Each cohort of students completed nursing course work within a 12-month period. Second funding continued project with extension to other sites in New Mexico.  


    2002-2008       National Institute of Health, National Institute for Nursing & Office of Minority Health.  P-20: “Southwest Center: Partners in Health Disparities Research (SWPC).”   Principal Investigator:  Funded: $777,514

                Notation:  One of eight partnerships funded to increase infrastructure to support health disparities research and development of minority nursing researchers.  Focus for this partnership between School of Nursing, The University of Texas-Austin and Department of Nursing, New Mexico State University is rural Hispanic and American Indian populations. 

    2004-2008       Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources Service Administration “Mental Health Improvement Via Nursing Distance Education: MIND.”  Director. Funded: $ 1,091,329

                            NotationFocus is on education of dual psychiatric/mental health (PMH) nurse practitioners/clinical nurse specialist with competence in PMH and addictions using a distance education model that requires limited time on campus, local preceptors, and facilitates cultural competence.

  • Professional Memberships

    American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association District 1 Member, Treasurer (1999-2005), State Delegate (1998-1999) & then New Mexico Nurses Association through 2012 & Texas Nurses Association in 2013-present


    American Organization of Nurse Executives (Southwest Texas Chapter-STONE)


    American Public Health Association


    Association of Community Health Nursing Educators. Member-Annual Conference Planning Committee (2003, 2005-2007 &2013-201414, Chair 2011-2013); Member- CHN Faculty Qualifications Task Force (2007-2009); Member &Chair (2010-2011) - Nominating Committee (2009-2011); Member-Communications Committee (2009-2011); Vice-President (2011-2013)  


    Association of Military Surgeons of United States


    Eta Sigma Gamma (Professional Health Education Honorary) inducted 2001


    National League for Nursing

    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing:  Pi Omega Chapter (2001-2012)  & Delta Alpha Chapter  (1985-present)


    Society for Public Health Education & Paso del Norte SOPHE Chapter, Chapter President (2001-2002) Past President (2002-2003) Member 2003 Mid-Year Scientific Conference Local Planning Committee


    American Association of Colleges of Nurses (2001-2006; 2012- present):  Member BSN Conference Planning Committee (2004-2005); Governmental Affairs Committee (Oct 04-Mar 07); Grass Roots Liaison for New Mexico (2004-2006); Grass Roots Liaison- Texas (2014-2017);  Diversity Committee (2017-present)   


    Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education-(2012-present)-Member


    Texas Association of Deans & Directors  of Professional Nursing Programs (2012-present)-Member

  • Awards and Accomplishments

    Wharton Executive Leadership Fellow


    2011    Academy of Nursing Education Fellow


    2008    Nominated, selected and trained as Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Site Evaluator


    2007    Distance Education Award for Excellence (RN to BSN Distance Initiative)- American Distance Education Consortium


    2007    Center for Health Promotion Research (CHPR) Research Fellowship (University of Texas- Austin School of Nursing)


    2003    Selected to attend AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Programs funded by the Helene Fuld Health Trust, HSBC, Trustee (Completed Oct 2003)


    1999    Mentor for National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)/Helene Fuld Faculty–to-Faculty Mentoring Program in Community Health


    1998    Friend of the National Institute for Nursing Research Ada Sue Hinshaw Nurse Scholar


    1994    United States Army - Legion of Merit (last military award with others including but not limited to Army Achievement, Meritorious Service medals). 


    1983    Marilyn Willman Scholarship-University of Texas Health Science Center at San     Antonio


    1980    Giessen Military Community Federal Woman of the Year-Military Category