• Associate Dean of Nursing
  • Professor of Nursing
Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences

About Me

My nursing career began in critical care (ICU and Flight Team), where I gained extraordinary experiences that expanded my ability to think critically, act swiftly (and accurately), express genuine compassion, and enjoy the fulfillment that accompanies offering care to others in need. As a nurse practitioner, I have been privileged to work with wonderful health professionals in the ER, urgent care, rural health, and women's health. I am also a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. My success is in large part because of the support of my family. I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we have been blessed with three children.

Why I’m At Mary

I am a Mary Nurse! I earned two degrees from University of Mary and continue to have such gratitude that my formative years in nursing were influenced by the incredible faculty and Benedictine values that permeate our campus experience. I am lucky that the University of Mary is now my work family and the mission continues to be ever-present.


Maintaining quality curriculum and promoting relationships are my priorities and greatest contributions towards the work of translating nursing wisdom for students in a meaningful way. It is in this collaborative effort that we prepare for and with the health care industry a pipeline of workforce ready nurses grounded in the Benedictine spirit.

Madler, B. J., (Principal Investigator). Health Resources and Services Administration — Advanced Nursing Education Grant: $1.12 million, 7/2016-6/2019.

Madler, B. J. & Hellend, M. (2017) "Establishing a Viable Workforce Pipeline of Primary Care Nurse Practitioners: Benefits of a Health System and Academic Partnership," Nursing Administration Quarterly. 41(1): 20-28.

Madler, B. J., Kalanek, C. B., & Rising, C. (2014) "Gaining Independent Prescriptive Practice: One State's Experience in Adoption of the APRN Consensus Model," Policy, Politics, and Nursing. 15(3-4): 111-118. 

Madler, B. J., Kalanek, C. B., Rising, C. (2012) "An Incremental Regulatory Approach to Implementing the APRN Consensus Model," Journal of Nursing Regulation. 3(2): 1-5.


DNP: Minnesota State University, 2010
MSN: University of Mary, 2001
BS (Nursing): University of Mary, 1996