Chair Undergraduate Nursing
Clinical Assistant Professor
Florida International University
Dr. Maria Olenick, before joining Florida International University (FIU) as Assistant Director of Nursing and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Biscayne Bay Campus in 2011, Dr. Olenick was Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation at a new allopathic (MD) medical school, The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) (now Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine), in Scranton, PA. Dr. Olenick’s seminal contributions to nursing primarily impact the areas of veterans, interprofessional education, and nursing workforce diversity. Collaboration and engagement with the Veterans Administration Healthcare System provide influence in the areas of service, practice, and policy to ultimately improve care and outcomes of U.S. veterans and provide veterans opportunities for successful transition back into civilian life and overcome veteran-specific health issues.