Meet Maria

Her areas of interest and expertise are in teaching and learning for success, learning science, and academic integrity. She has traveled throughout the United States and overseas presenting at academic conferences and workshops.

DNp, RN, CNE

Meet Maria Flores-Harris 

Dr. Flores-Harris is an accomplished registered nurse with experience in the clinical, academic, and business settings. She received her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Science in Nursing with a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner focus from Clemson University. She remains loyal to her Clemson Tigers! She received her Doctorate degree with a focus on Nursing Education Leadership from American Sentinel University and holds a certification from the National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator.

She has served in many roles including nursing faculty and director roles in practical nursing and registered nursing programs. Most recently, Dr. Flores-Harris was employed as the Executive Director of Nursing for Kaplan North America. 

Her areas of interest and expertise are in teaching and learning for success, learning science, and academic integrity. She has traveled throughout the United States and overseas presenting at academic conferences and workshops. 

She is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and the International Center for Academic Integrity.

In her personal time, Dr. Flores-Harris enjoys reading, traveling, and doing just about anything with animals. She has frisky felines as pets and soon hopes to have a farm of pets outside (husband insists they can’t be inside!) her country home in South Carolina. She is passionate about advocating for the rights of those who cannot speak for themselves, and that includes animals.

Most Recent Presentations and Publications

  • November 2021
  • Faculty Speaker - Next Generation NCLEX
  • National Student Nurses Association - Virtual
  • May 2021
  • Presenter - Next Generation NCLEX
  • Kaplan National Webinar - Virtual
  • March 2021
  • Presenter - Virtual Engagement Woes
  • Kaplan National Webinar - Virtual
  • June 2019
  • Invited Speaker - Metacognition, Learning Science, and Self-Directed Learners
  • The Teaching Professors Conference - New Orleans, LA
  • September 2017
  • Podium Presentation - How to Develop Self-Directed Learners
  • National League for Nursing - San Diego, CA

Publications

  • Passing the NCLEX: Tips from Nurses
  • Published in Nursing Journal, April, 2020 [Link]
  • Tips for Educators on Staying Connected, Sane, and Inspired
  • Published on Kaplan Nursing Blog, March 2020[Link]
  • A Radical Change to Nursing Board Exams
  • Published on Medscape, August, 2019 [Link]
  • White Paper: Kaplan Nursing and KATTS: Effective for NCLEX Success
  • Published on kaplan.nursing.com, 2016