STILLWATER– Mary Malaska is the new director of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) online degree program at Oklahoma State University, where she will also serve as an assistant professor on the Stillwater campus. The new RN to BSN program offers registered nurses who have completed an accredited associate’s degree or diploma program the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree in nursing to enrich and expand their careers.

Malaska, who holds a doctorate in nursing practice from Duquesne University, received her associate’s degree in nursing from OSU-OKC in 1978 and is a certified nurse instructor. She was named Nurse of the Year in 2011 at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, where she provided care to new mothers, infants and female surgical patients as a staff nurse from 1997-2016.

Malaska has served in several positions at the OSU-OKC campus, including associate professor and division head of health sciences. She was also the team leader of the Nursing Care of Vulnerable Populations teaching team, which assisted nursing students and provided clinical supervision. She received the Dean Stringer Excellence in Teaching Award from OSU-OKC in 2007.

Malaska earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1993, and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1996.

She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the National League of Nursing, the Oklahoma League of Nursing, the Oklahoma Nurses Association, Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau.

The first cohort of OSU’s RN to BSN program will begin coursework this fall. The application deadline for Spring 2018 is September 1, 2017. Learn more at