Mary Schira PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC

Clinical Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Mary Schira has been a registered nurse for over 45 years with a special interest in the needs of individuals with chronic kidney disease. She has been an active faculty in a number of university nursing programs most of her career. Dr. Schira was a full-time faculty member at UTA from 1994 to 2021, primarily in the graduate nursing program, with a focus on advanced practice nursing. Dr. Schira is currently a part-time clinical associate professor with the student success faculty in the department of graduate nursing. In addition to faculty involvement, Dr. Schira is professionally active in the American Nephrology Nurses Association and has held numerous volunteer positions with the organization.