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Marylou V. Robinson, PhD, FNP-C, RN

Assistant Professor

8080 East Park Meadows Drive

Lone Tree, CO 80124


303-724-8564 Academic Office

720-848-9300 Clinic






After 23 years of active duty with the US Army Nurse Corps with a clinical focus in critical care and emergency trauma, I “retired” to the busy life of an academic.  I taught for13 years at liberal arts universities in the Pacific Northwest on both the graduate and undergraduate level with a critical care, leadership, pharmacology and pathophysiology teaching load.  During that time, I completed a post-master’s as a Family Nurse Practitioner and also completed my PhD in Nursing.  I also maintained my national certification in critical care for 34 years!  I joined the University of Colorado faculty in 2007, again teaching on both the undergraduate and graduate level with the College of Nursing.  I opened a concierge type independent family practice for Douglas County employees from 2007-2009.  I spent the next academic year leading the Johnson & Wales Student Wellness Center.  In Fall 2011, I joined the Family Practice team at Park Meadows.  I was a 2009 Colorado Nightingale Finalist. 

I thoroughly enjoy family practice because the diversity of patient needs and ever-changing clinical interventions keeps me current on things I need to share with students in the classroom.  My current teaching assignment includes one day a week at the CAPE.  I am excited about the possibility of teaching conjoined classes with the School of Medicine and College of Nursing in the future.  We work together on clinical teams and I believe we should learn together whenever possible in order to facilitate communication and mutual respect, with the ultimate  focus on quality patient care.  Being on an academic medical center faculty directly impacts my clinical practice and having a practice makes me a better teacher.


My true passion has been prevention of neurological trauma on the ski slopes being one of the first advocates of helmet use.  My PhD research focus was on the elements of risk taking and helmet wear. I would like to think I played a small part in the recent rapid proliferation of helmet use at ski resorts.

I am currently a member of the President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative.  My research deals with the learning styles and self –directed learning attributes of undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Nursing.  I plan to submit another grant to study the preparation of graduate students to assume prescriptive authority.   I also have current work underway with the chronic care model of interventions for diabetic patients.  I am part of a national multi-center grant being submitted for symptom management with COPD patients.


I have been a National Ski Patroller since 1988, winning numerous awards including Outstanding Auxiliary Patroller for the Pacific Northwest. I have patrolled on both coasts of the USA and in Europe.  I was awarded the highest level of national recognition in 1999.  Currently I am an instructor for the EMT level Outdoor Emergency Care training all patrollers are required to maintain to ensure quality trauma interventions in the hostile alpine environment.

I serve on the editorial board of the International Journal of Emergency Nursing.  I am also a member of the Continuing Education Review Panel for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  I have reviewed for almost every major publisher of textbooks  for Emergency Nursing, Family Practice Nursing  and Medical-Surgical Nursing and Pathophysiology ( Nursing) and Pharmacology (Nursing).  I recently served on the Faculty Advisory Board for Elsevier publishers.  I am Chair of the Student Academic   and Advisory Committee in the College of Nursing, serve on the Faculty Search Committee and am deeply involved with the curricular revisions for the BSN and DNP programs.

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Emergency Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing
  1. Sakraida, T. & Robinson, M ( in press)  Mental Health and Relational Self-Management Experiences of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 
  2. Nelson, J. & Robinson, M. (in press) Hyponatremia in Older Adults Presenting to the Emergency Department.  International Emergency Nursing.
  3. Robinson, M. ( in press due 3.30.12) Adrenal Gland Disorders ( CH XX). In T. Buttaro, et al., Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice. (4th Ed). Mosby/Elsevier.
  4. Sables,Baus, S., & Robinson, M. (2011, Oct) Pediatric Neurological Exams.  19(4): 199-205.
  5. Wynne, A., & Robinson, M. (2011) Drugs affecting the endocrine system. ( CH 22). In T. Woo & A. Wynne.  Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioner Prescribers (3rd ed.)  F. A. Davis.
  6. Wynne, A., & Robinson, M. (2011) Hyperlipidemia ( CH 40). In T. Woo & A. Wynne.  Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioner Prescribers (3rd ed.) F. A Davis.
  7. Robinson, M. (2011) Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism ( CH 42). In T. Woo & A. Wynne.  Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioner Prescribers (3rd ed.)
  8. Awoniyi-Obrimah, D., & Robinson, M. (2011, June) Reducing patient wait times at the prenatal clinic. Advance for NPs and PAs online edition.
  9. Robinson, M. (2010) Cleaning, irrigating, culturing and dressing a wound. ( CH 136) In D. Wiegard & K. Carsen ( Eds) AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care (6th Ed.) Mosby/Elsevier.
  10. Unhastsu, K., Robinson, M.& Magilvy, K. (2010, Jan) Research plan for developing trauma core competencies for nurses in Thailand. International Emergency Nursing. 18 (1) 3-7.
  11. Sakraida, T. & Robinson, M. (2009)  Health literacy self-management by patients with type 2 DM and Stage 3 CKD.  Western Journal of Nursing. 31(5), 627-647.
  12. Robinson, M. (2009, 28 Jul)  Mass casualty triage bear learning activity In Quality & Safety Education for Nurses ( QSEN) website