Currently, Dr. Pat McMullen serves as the Dean of The Catholic University of America School of Nursing in Washington, D.C. Dr. McMullen obtained her BSN and MS degrees at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and then went on to complete a Juris Doctor at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She later received her PhD degree in nursing from The Catholic University of America.
A tenured Ordinary (Full) Professor, Dr. McMullen has held prior faculty positions at both the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Graduate School of Nursing and the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She has worked clinically at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Baltimore City Health Department, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Over the course of her career, Dr. McMullen has combined her interests in nursing and the law by authoring a variety of book chapters and journal articles dealing with women’s health and with legal issues in nursing. A member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Dr. McMullen is a nationally certified women’s health nurse practitioner, has been named as a Distinguished Practitioner by the National Academies of Practice and is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Nursing.