Mary Brigid Martin PhD, CNE, CTN-A, FNP-BC, NPD-BC

Certified Nurse Educator
Certified Transcultural Nurse, Advanced
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Professional Development Specialist

Faculty, Graduate Nursing
Keiser University
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Phone: 561-339-4994

Expertise Areas:

Transcultural caring nursing theory, international nursing, global health, Muslim health care, primary care, social justice, quantitative research, assessment of learning outcomes

Languages spoken, read/write*:


Select Publications:

Peer-reviewed articles

Martin, M.B. (2015). Perceived discrimination of Muslims in health care in the United States. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 9(2). doi:

Martin, M.B. (2015). Caring in nursing professional development. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 31(5):271-277.

Martin, M.B. (2015). Gender equality and the empowerment of women in Arab countries: A transcultural caring perspective. International Journal for Human Caring, 19(1), 13-18.

Martin, M.B. (2014). Transcultural advocacy and policy in the workplace: Implications for nurses in professional development. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 30(1), 29-33. doi:10.1097/NND.0000000000000027

Gregg, K, Irwin, R., Houck, N., Kramer, N., Martin, M., Stayer, D., Zoucha, R., Turk, M., Wills, J. (2013). Fieldwork as a way of knowing: An Italian immersion experience. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare, 3(3), 1-15. doi:10.9730/

Book chapters

Martin, M. B. & Ray, M. (2018). Enhancing the role of the transcultural nurse in the global environment. In M. McFarland and H. Wehbe (Eds.). Transcultural nursing: Concepts, theories, research and practice (4th ed.). McGraw-Hill.

Martin, M.B. (2016). Extending understanding: Transcultural caring for Muslims in the United States. In M. Ray (Ed.), Transcultural caring dynamics in nursing and health care (2n\d ed.). F.A. Davis.

Martin, M.B. & Ray, M. (2016). Considerations within the United Nations for transcultural nursing: Global initiatives for caring, peace and quality of life. In M. Ray (Ed.), Transcultural caring dynamics in nursing and health care (2nd ed.). F.A. Davis.

Present/Future Directions 

Dr. Martin is from NYC, one of ten children of Irish immigrants. A 1985 Pace University graduate, her practice has included acute care, staff development, advanced practice nursing education. In her work in the Middle East she served a diverse nursing staff, traveled extensively, and lived in cultures different from her own. Her exposure to war and social instability inspires her work. She is currently Treasurer of the Transcultural Nursing Scholars Group, 2021-2024.

Her recent work on instrument development will be featured in Tappen’s research textbook.  She serves as Item Writer for Certified Nurse Educator exam and reviewer for several peer reviewed journals.

Her research about anti-Muslim discrimination was recognized by University of California, Berkeley, Hass Institute and featured in its reading resource pack about Islamophobia. Dr. Martin attended the United Nations Insider View intensive at Whitehead School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall College. She teaches Global Health for MSN students at Keiser University. She currently volunteers at a local free clinic for the uninsured and at regional community COVID vaccination efforts. Dr. Martin teaches in MSN/FNP programs; she is passionate about nurses continuing their education as a means to achieve personal and professional goals and to positively contribute to global health and well-being.