Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., University of Colorado-Denver, Health Sciences Center
  • M.S., University of Colorado-Denver, Health Sciences Center
  • B.S., Metropolitan State University of Denver


Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • Community Health
  • Women’s Health Care
  • Acute Care Labor and Delivery Nursing

Professional Memberships

  • Friends of Nursing
  • The Gathering Place, Health Services Grant Board Member and Past President
  • Colorado Nurses' Association (CNA)
  • American Nurses' Association (ANA)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)


Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Community and Public Health
Women's Health Research Trajectory: Efficacy of Health Fairs: 9Health Fair Participant Effects on Health
      Behaviors and Follow Up
Behaviors, Project Homeless Connect Participant Effects on Health Behaviors
Global Nursing
Efficacy and Impact on Student Learning of Field Experiences with Leadership Nursing Mentors

Recent Publications

Pennington, K, Coast, M, & Kroh, M. (2010). Health Care for the Homeless: A Partnership Between a City and a School of Nursing, Journal of Nursing Education, 49 (12).

Coast, M (2010). Making Connections, Regis Magazine 19(1), pg 17 .

Recent Presentations

Coast M, Ernst D, Carlson R.  Preparing the Future Graduate Public Health Nurse for Excellence in Population Care and Advocacy in the Context of Health Care Reform. Colorado Public Health Association Annual Spring Conference, Blackhawk, CO: Poster. March 5-6, 2015.

Coast, M. (2011) End of Life Nursing. Rose Medical Center, Denver, Colorado.

Coast, M. (2011) Using Research to Improve Nursing Practice, Denver Health, Denver, Colorado.

Coast, M. (2011, July) Scope of Practice and Standing Orders, Tri-County Health Department, Colorado.

Coast, M. (2011, July) Teaching and Learning in Diverse Populations, Rose Medical Center, Denver, Colorado.

Coast, M. (2011, May) Nursing History Littleton Adventist Hospital, LIttleton, Colorado.

Coast, M. (2011, April) Understanding Respect Through the Lived Experience of Post Partum Women, Sigma Theta Tau, International.

Coast, M. (2010, August) Advocacy and Cultural Competence, Porter Hospital, Denver, Colorado.


Awards and Recognition

  • Nominee for President’s Award for Service, Regis University, 2010
  • St. John Francis Regis Award for Service Nominee, Regis University. 2010

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Community

  • Medical Advisory Board, 9Health Fair