NLNAC BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Marlene Bacon, PhD, RN
Biographical Sketch


Marlene Bacon,  Associate Professor, Utah Valley University (UVU) Department of Nursing since 2008.  Ph.D., Nursing (emphasis on health promotion, nursing education, and leadership) University of Utah, 2001;  MS, Nursing Administration, University of Utah; BS, Nursing, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Dr. Bacon is currently serving as the Department Chair for Nursing and Assistant Dean for the College of Science and Health at Utah Valley University and is teaching a graduate level Nursing Leadership course (N 6000) and Nursing Complementary and Alternative Health Practices.  Prior to coming to UVU, Dr. Bacon served as Dean of Health Sciences at Salt Lake Community College from 2005-08.  She has taught  nursing management, community health nursing,  psychiatric nursing, and pediatric nursing in graduate and undergraduate programs.

Dr Bacon is identified as an expert in nursing leadership, service learning, outcomes assessment and health science program accreditation. She is a site evaluator for Northwest Commission for Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and serves on various university committees for assessment, evaluation, and graduate education. She was awarded a Research Fellowship from the University of Utah to support her work in adolescent suicide prevention and has received grants from the National Institutes of Health in health promotion intervention research.  She was awarded the Utah State Compaq Award for Service Learning (2003) and published research and presented on engaged learning (2007). She has published and presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on her work in adolescent suicide prevention, international nursing education, and nursing leadership.  

Dr. Bacon is married and has three children and one grandchild.  She enjoys traveling, hiking, boating, and reading, and she regularly volunteers in her community.