Mary Jane Rivard, D.N.P., R.N.-B.C.

Mary Jane Rivard, D.N.P., R.N.-B.C.

Post-Master’s D.N.P Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor

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Mary Jane Rivard, D.N.P., R.N.-B.C. is a clinical assistant professor and director of the Post-Master’s D.N.P. program in the College of Nursing and Professional Development at the University of North Dakota. She began teaching at UND in 2014 and discovered her passion for teaching.

Rivard began her nursing career when she earned her B.S.N. in 1991. She had the privilege of working in multiple areas of nursing throughout her career, including hospital, ambulatory and home health. She held a variety of roles from bedside nursing to managerial roles. Rivard’s passion surrounds nursing informatics and how to harness expanding technology to improve patient care. This passion led her to pursue her D.N.P. degree with a focus on informatics through the University of Minnesota, graduating in 2013. In 2015 she received her certification in informatics through the ANCC.


  • DeBlieck, C., LaFlamme, A., Rivard, M., & Monsen, K. (2013). Standardizing documentation for postoperative nausea and vomiting in the electronic health record. AORN Journal, 98(4), 370-380.

Areas of Expertise

  • Informatics
  • Management
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Adult med/surg

Courses Taught

  • N 405 Informatics in Nursing
  • N 604 Health Informatics
  • N 609 Project Teams