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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Marylou V. Robinson, PhD, RN, CCRN, FNP

Associate Professor

Marylou Robinson

Marylou Robinson joined academia after retiring from the Army Nurse Corps. She has lived around the world, among many cultural groups. Her adult-health focus includes trauma and critical care emphases, but also is a Family Nurse Practitioner. Robinson has developed two free standing clinics where there was none before and worked as a solo provider at each. She is also at home at a busy university level clinic or in college health. She precepts students in all sites. She typically teaches the 3 P’s of Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical Assessment.

Robinson earned her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Maryland, her dual focus master of science in Medical-Surgical CNS and Nursing Education from the Catholic University of America, and her PhD in nursing from Oregon Health and Science University. She is the editor of one of the major pharmacology textbooks used in APRN education, has earned a Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing from the editors of the International Journal of Emergency Care and has a current research focus on Interprofessional Education and incorporating technology as a teaching adjunct.
Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
PhD Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR Nursing of Families and Individuals 2006
MSN The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC Medical-Surgical CNS and Nursing Education 1981
BSN University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD MD Nursing 1974
Organization Year
Certificate for Excellence in Reviewing ELSEVIER  International Journal of Emergency Nursing 2014
Finalist for Colorado Nightingale Award   2009
National Appointment # 8261 National Ski Patrol System 1999
Most Outstanding Auxiliary Ski Patroller NW region 1997
Bronze Star United States Army Combat Operations Desert Storm 1991
  1. Appointment as New Lead Author for Text:  Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Prescribers for the 4th edition.   pending 2015 publication
  2. Robinson, M. (2013)  Management of Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders (Ch 42)  in J. Hinkle & k Cheever. Brunner and Suddarth's Texbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (13th Ed) Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins
  3. Robinson, M. (2013).  Adrenal Gland Disorders. (CH  204 ). In T.Buttaro,   et al., Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice.(4th ed). Mosby/Elsevier.
  4. Sakraida, T. J., & Robinson, M. V. (2012). Mental Health and Relational Self-management Experiences of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33(11), 786-796. doi: 10.3109/01612840.2012.713446
  5. Nelson, J. & Robinson, M. (2012 ) Hyponatremia in Older Adults Presenting to the Emergency Department .  International Emergency Nursing.Vol 2 (4), 251-254.
  6. Awoniyi-Obrimah, D & Robinson, M. (5 Mar  2012) Reducing Patient Wait Times; Snapshot of Improvemetns at a Prenatal Clinic. Advanced for NPs and PAs. http;//
  7. Sable-Baus, S.& Robinson, M. (Oct, 2011) Pediatric Neurological Exams. International Journal of Emergency Nursing. 19 (4), 199-205.
  8. Robinson, M. Wynne, A. (2011 ) Drugs affecting the endocrine system (CH 22). In T. Woo & A. Wynne. Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioner Prescribers (3rd ed)  F.A. Davis.
  9. Robinson, M (2011) Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism ( CH 42). In T. Woo, & A. Wynne. Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioner Prescribers (3rd ed).
  10. Robinson, M. & Wynne, A. (2011) Hyperlipidemia. (CH 40). In T. Woo, & A.Wynne.  Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioner Prescribers (3rd ed).
  11. 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. 
  12. Unhastsu, K, Robinson, M., & Magilvy, K. (2010,Jan)  Research plan for developing trauma core competencies for nurses in Thailand.  International Emergency Nursing Epub 2009 Sep 18.
  13. 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. Epub 2009 April 23.    This article was featured on on 31 July 09 as an “article that matters”.
  14. Robinson, M. (2009, 28 Jul). Mass casualty triage bear learning activity. In Quality& Safety Education Nurses (QSEN) website
Project Manager  R15 HL115544-01A1 PI Paula Meek Measurement approach to indoor wood smoke exposure and the associated symptoms. 20% appointment
CON Coordinator, i-TEAM Inter-professional Technology Enhanced Advanced Practice Model project.  20% appointment .  HRSA Grant PI  Diane Skiba
2012- present
Principle Investigator, Pilot for Teaching Inter-Professional Advanced Assessment.  President’s Teaching Learning Collaborative Grant  $1500. Second grant for same project award 6/13 for 13-14 school year.
Principal Investigator, Determination of Attributes of Self-Direction and General Learning Orientation in both Graduate and Undergraduate Nursing Cohorts.   President’s Teaching Learning Collaborative Grant $1500
Principal Investigator, PhD  Dissertation.  National winner of the Smith Dissertation Grant from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  $2000.00   and Beta Psi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International at OHSU $500.00


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Network for Research ( AANPNR)  Appointed to direct care provider panel giving viewpoints into projects being developed and funded by AANP.