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Dr. Stec began her nursing career in 1973 as a graduate of Jefferson’s Nursing Diploma School. She would go on to receive her BS in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, her MSN from Gwynedd Mercy College, and her PhD in Nursing from Widener University. Dr. Stec has spent the majority of her career as a nursing educator, including as an instructor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital School of Nursing, Gwynedd Mercy College, and Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing. She is now an Assistant Professor at Temple University. She is also a Certified Nurse Educator, an Evaluator for the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, and has served on a number of Boards, including the Nursing of Children Network, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, and the National Coalition of Hospital Associated Schools and Colleges of Nursing.

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Oral history was edited by Kelsey Duinkerken, January 2016


Interview was conducted by Kelsey Duinkerken with Mary Stec on December 3, 2015

Mary Woltemate Stec