University of Portland

Marjorie Attis-Josias

School of Nursing & Health Innovations, Assistant Professor

Marjorie Attis-Josias



Buckley Center 301

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Marjorie Attis-Josias, PhD, RN, CNL, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Portland, School of Nursing and Health Innovations. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1996, her Master of Science in Nursing in 2013, and her PhD in Nursing Education in 2020. Professor Attis-Josias has worked as a Registered Nurse at various hospitals in New jersey and Florida and became a nursing instructor in 2013. She is a dedicated professional with over 24 years of experience and proven knowledge of healthcare. She aims to leverage her skills to advance the science of nursing and promote health successfully.


  • Ph.D. Nursing Education, Capella University, 2020
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Central Florida, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, 1996

Service & Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Omicron Upsilon Chapter Sigma Theta Tau, May 2021 - present
  • Panel Speaker, Listening & Storytelling, University of Portland Ethics Week 2021
  • Member, University of Portland School of Nursing Search Committee, March 2021 - present
  • Member, BIPOC Research Group, University of Portland
  • Participant, Social Justice Study Group, Spring 2021