Mary Botter, PhD, RN

chair, associate professor, the Division of nursing

Healthcare Education Center, 3rd Floor


PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MSN, University of Pennsylvania
BSN, Duke University

academic Research/interests

Information and Decision Making
Professional Role Perception and Enactment
Chemically Dependent Nurses/Impaired Professionals
High Fidelity Simulation in Nursing Education
Transition to Practice

areas of expertise

Professional Nursing Practice, Education, Administration and Regulation
Organizational Design and Evaluation
Project Management

Why I teach

Teaching is the opportunity to share the love of learning with students and colleagues. It gives me joy to engage with others on their journey to achieve their potential..

Favorite Book(S)

The Phantom Tolbooth by Norton Juster
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner
Notes on Nursing by Florence Nightingale

Best part of being at SVC

The privilege of participating as a member of this college community who "walk the talk" and live the SVC mission every day providing ". . . a transformative living and learning experience that cultivates lifelong learners in a personalized setting, emphasizes active learning and exploration, and encourages empowered citizenship and environmental sensibility."


January 22, 2015 - January 22, 2018 - To serve on the Vermont Board of Nursing Education Committee.