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Marilyn S. Nibling DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, PNP-BC

College of Nursing
Assistant Professor
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Office Hours by appointment Mondays and Fridays
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I am a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with 17 years of experience, currently working for Akron Children's Hospital at the Summa Akron City Campus. I have also been Clinical Faculty for Kent State University for 9 years and The University of Akron for 5 years. I have management experience and served as Director, Nursing Patient Services at Akron General Medical Center (1994-1998). I received the Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award in 2008, and The Debra Seiber Nursing Excellence award 2014. I am currently Clinical Ladder V at Akron Children's Hospital and a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society.

My doctoral project was SIDS Risk Reduction and focused on nurse's knowledge about infant safe sleep and SIDS risk reduction strategies. I also have interests in neonatal abstinence syndrome, quality improvement projects, and Low English Proficiency patients and families in the NICU environment.


  • NURS 30010 - Parent and Newborn Nursing (Clinical Instructor)
  • NURS 60025 - Health Policy and Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NURS 61095 - Advanced Informatics
  • NURS 70680 - Population Health


DNP, University of Akron, 2015, MSN, University of Akron, 1997, BSN, University of Akron, 1986


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, SIDS risk reduction, Infant safe sleep, Neonatal nursing


Sigma Theta Tau International, Association of Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, National Association of Neonatal Nurses


  • 2015, Care Ladder V Akron Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • 2014, Debra Seiber Nursing Excellence Award
  • 2008, Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing