Trailblazer Spotlight: Dr. Marc Rosales, College of Nursing instructor
College of Nursing Instructor Dr. Marc Rosales has touched many lives throughout his career as a nurse and nurse educator. It’s an accomplishment he feels most proud of, with one memory standing out in particular.
“In my first year as a nurse, I cared for a young man newly diagnosed with HIV. The diagnosis was overwhelming for him, and I was able to listen and comfort him in a time when he needed someone,” Rosales said. “He wrote a profound letter to me after he was discharged thanking me for saving his life. He shared that he had thought about ending his life, but all of that changed because I made him feel safe and loved during his difficult time.”
Rosales graduated from the University of Toledo in 2005. Since then, he’s held a variety of specialty positions, including Emergency Nursing, Outcomes Research and Intensive Care Unit Nursing. After graduating with a Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2011, Rosales started teaching. In 2017, he earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. The following year, Rosales started his career at USF as an instructor in the College of Nursing’s undergraduate program.
“The students and my colleagues are the best part of my job,” he said. “I learn just as much from them as they do from me every day.”
Rosales is the course lead for Complex Health I, Pathophysiology/Pharmacology and Role Transition & Leadership. He wants students to know that although nursing school is challenging, being a nurse is a fulfilling career with many opportunities for personal and professional growth. Rosales says it’s also a career that requires a commitment to lifelong learning.
In October 2021, Rosales completed his Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Certification (CHSE), a program developed by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The certification represents a level of competence and educations expertise in healthcare simulation education and in Rosales’ case, showcases his expertise in applying and identifying standards of best practice to improve healthcare simulation education within the college.
Rosales is now one of five in the college with this specialized certification.
To learn more about Rosales, click here.
Story by Cassidy Delamarter
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