Nursing Department Faculty


Marguerite M Russo, PhD, CRNP-F, ACHPN

Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing

Salisbury University 
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801
DH 210
Devilbiss Hall

Recent Positions Held:

  • Instructor, Department of Nursing, Henson School of Science & Technology, Salisbury University
  • Nurse Practitioner & Palliative Care Program Manager, University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Medicine, Gilchrist Greater Living, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Nurse Practioner, School Based Wellness Centers, Dorchester Health Department


  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Advanced Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse, National Board for Certification of Hospice & Palliative Nurses
  • Certified Maryland Healthy Kids provider
  • Certified End of Life Nursing Education Curriculum (ELNEC) Trainer




University of Maryland The Graduate School

Post Master's Certificate

Nursing Informatics

University of Maryland School of Nursing

Master of Science

Family Nurse Practitioner

University of Maryland School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science


University of Maryland School of Nursing


  • 2013-2016: Co-Investigator: New treatment targets in heart failure; Subjective well-being and related ‘patient reported outcomes’; Principal Investigators Drs. D. Wiegand & C. Storr, UMB SON
  • 2013-2016: Co-Investigator: Effects of Multiple Quality Improvement Interventions on Nursing Staff Perceptions of Quality of End of Life Care and Moral Distress; Principal Investigator Dr. D. Wiegand; UMB SON
  • 2010: Research Team Member: Managing acute pain in critically ill non-communicative patients; Principal Investigators Drs. D. McGuire, K. Kaiser, D. Wiegand, and Ms. T. Wilson; UMMC & UMB SON.

Publications (*Data-based, peer reviewed):

  • Wiegand, DL, Russo, MM (2013). Ethical issues related to palliative care. In M. Lynch, C. Dahlin (Eds.). Hospice & Palliative Care Nurses Advance Practice Core Curriculum.
  • Griffith, KA, McGuire, DB, Russo, M. Meeting survivors’ unmet needs: An integrated framework for survivor and palliative care. Seminars in Oncology Nursing November, 2010.


  • Wilson, T., Pannullo, D., Wiegand, D., Russo, M., Kaiser, K., McGuire, D. Assessing acute pain in critically ill patients unable to communicate. Presented at the National Teaching Institute, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 2012.
  • Russo, MM. Comorbid addiction at end of life; A theoretical approach. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, 2012.
  • Wiegand, DL, Petry, L, Russo, MM. Is a good death possible after withdrawal of life sustaining therapy? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, 2011.
  • Russo, MM & van Vulpen, K. Comorbid Addiction at the End of Life. Presented at the Bloomberg School of Public Health International Conference, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 2009.
  • Russo, MM. A picture is worth a thousand words; Nurses teaching patients about medications. Presented at the Hospice Network of Maryland 25th anniversary conference, 2007. Annapolis, Maryland.
  • Ozbolt, JG, Russo, M, Stultz, MP. Validity and reliability of standard terms and codes for patient care data. Presented at the Annual Symposia on Computers in Medical Care, 1995

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