Dr. Mary Cowan

MS, RRT, RT, R

Mary Cowan is an accomplished PhD in Educational Leadership & Higher Education Candidate with a 17-year program leadership and teaching history.

Having earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Science in 2003 at Briar Cliff University, Mary began her career with Cherokee Regional Medical Center as a Radiologic Technologist in 2002. Transitioning her clinical training and experience to the academic arena in 2003, she served as a Clinical Supervisor and Adjunct Faculty Member at Iowa Central Community College and taught undergraduate Radiologic Technology students. Subsequently recruited by Northwest Iowa Community College to launch a new ground-up Radiologic Program, Mary has served as Program Director since 2005. After a successful program introduction, she was instrumental in securing the JRCERT accreditation for NCC and positioned the college with a highly-respected academic status and a new program offering. Characterized as an influential leader and skillful communicator, Mary consistently builds trusting business, community, and staff relationships, engenders team consensus, and inspires team achievement.

Credited as a highly-effective mentor and motivator, Mary skillfully bridges the gap between institutional vision, program ideation, and implementation and inspires others to achieve their professional best.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Mary is grounded in traditional values and passionate in seeking the advancement of education and the academic arena. Favoring an eclectic and servant-leadership model, she serves on numerous quality improvement committees and works creatively and collaboratively with people on all organizational levels in the interest of maximizing student-centered learning opportunities and instructional delivery.

Courses

course_image

Conversations with Dr. C: Integrating Customer Service in a Healthcare Environment

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Do you remember learning about customer service in your healthcare training? If the answer is no or you want to reflect on this topic, join me Dr. C, and my guest Jenene VandenBurg MS, BSN-RN as we discuss the integration of customer service in a hea...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Conversations with Dr. C: Empowering Employees

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: This webinar will focus on how to empower employees, the purpose behind this practice, and strategies and techniques to advance this practice. Guest: Elliot Silverman.
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Conversations with Dr. C: Transitioning from Technologist to Administration

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Join Conversations with Dr. C this month as we learn about one technologist's journey of transitioning from a technologist to an Imaging Manager. Ashley Van Engen and I will discuss the education process, opportunities, training, and challenges that ...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Conversations with Dr. C: A Day in the Life of a New Technologist

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Imagine being a brand new technologist and your first experience started the same time as COVID! This is exactly what Melissa Rothkirch experienced while beginning her career in radiology. Join me as Melissa and I discuss how a new technologist ensur...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Conversations with Dr. C: Motivating Team Members

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Often leaders are interested in how to motivate or draw out the strengths of team. During this Conversations with Dr C. Emily Broussard and I do just this! We discuss how to motivate employees from a variety of generational backgrounds and also how t...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Conversations with Dr. C: Establishing a Professional Brand through Professional Associations

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Join our well-versed guest Amanda Garlock as we discuss how professional associations may enhance your career both personally and professionally. On this episode of Conversations with Dr. C we also take on how creating a professional brand within rad...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Turner Talk Special: Bullying - A Cancer within the Department (Certificate)

Course Credit: 0.00
Program Summary: The Turner Talks Panel of Cheryl Turner, Jordan Johnson, Dr. Mary Cowan, and Dusty York teams up to discuss workplace bullying. Bullying exists in many forms and is most often associated with school age children. However, it is now a prominently ide...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Turner Talk Special: Strength Through Community - How we as healthcare professionals and the imaging community tackle Coronavirus - Part 2 (Certificate)

Course Credit: 0.00
Program Summary: Join Cheryl Turner, Mary Cowan, Dusty York, and Jordan Johnson to discuss the impact of Coronavirus on imaging centers and how we as a community can adjust and address the challenges.
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Age-specific training in the workplace

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Join Dr. Cowan for an engaging discussion on generational diversity in the workplace.
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Conversations with Dr. C: Avoiding and Facing Legal Issues in Radiology

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Legal issues may influence a radiology department in a variety of ways. Join Chalonda Jones-Thomas DHA(c) MAEd. RT (R)(MR)(CT)(ARRT) and myself as we discuss the legal issues in the practice of radiology. The session will outline the legal issues tha...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Radiopharmaceutical Extravasations: Expert Interviews

Course Credit: 1.25
Program Summary: A series of interviews focusing on how radiopharmaceutical extravasation affects the quality and quantification of nuclear medicine imaging studies.
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Conversations With Dr. C: Leadership in an Educational Environment

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Join a well-known leader in radiologic sciences as we discuss the principles of leadership in an educational leadership environment. Dr. Killion and I will run down the evaluation process of faculty and staff, talk leadership styles, and converse abo...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Conversations with Dr. C: Educate vs Inform

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Have you ever enjoyed a conversation so much that after walking away you think about it again and again? This is exactly the way I feel each time I talk to Lotus Bucker! Please join me, Dr. C for a conversation on educate vs inform. This webinar brea...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Conversations with Dr. C: Keep Pushing Professionalism

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Join me, Dr. C, as I discuss patient communication strategies and tips to keep yourself in the mindset to be the best possible technologist! Jason and I will hash out how to be more than a paycheck tech in this episode. Learn leadership strategies fo...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Conversations with Dr. C: Exploring Nontraditional Career Pathways in Radiology

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: This webinar proves even after 20 years one can still explore radiology career changes! I was fortunate enough to learn about a day in the life of a Medical Imaging Physicist Assistant. Learn about the skillset and roles and responsibilities of a Med...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Conversations with Dr. C: Discovering Your Personal Career Path; A Success Story in the Imaging Science World

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Have you ever had a conversation you wish others could have heard? Maybe you are seeking career advice or possible input on your career path? Have you ever thought about steps should you take to become successful or what tools might be applicable to ...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Conversations with Dr. C: Creating Employee Pathways Through Leadership in Radiology Administration

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Guest Dr. Elliott Silverman joins Dr. Mary Cowan to discuss his experience with leadership in the imaging department. Explore leadership techniques in which a pathway leadership approach has been implemented. Expand their knowledge base in the areas ...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Turner Talks with Cheryl Turner: Anthony Mungo and Dr. Mary Cowan - Imaging Center Team Leadership, Retention, & Cross Training (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Cheryl Turner welcomes Anthony Mungo and Mary Cowan to discuss team leadership, retention, and cross training in imaging centers. They will discuss what makes a great imaging center employee, and how facilities help train retain and support employees...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Turner Talk Special: COVID19 and Burnout: What you need to know

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Program Objectives: Provide an understanding of the relationship between stress and burnout Discuss the effect of changes due to COVID on the overall wellbeing of radiation sciences professionals Describe positive and negative ways to cope with s...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Turner Talks with Cheryl Turner: Leadership Topics - Leading Different Personalities and Generations (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Join Cheryl Turner, Denise Adcock, Mary Cowan, and Jordan Johnson for the next installment of our leadership series of Turner Talks. Today, the panel will discuss the challenges and strategies of leading a group with differing personality to best opt...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

Strategic Planning in Radiology (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Join Mary Cowan in discussing Strategic Planning. Mary will discuss the value of a strategic plan, as well as how to effectively create and follow one.
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Stakeholder Engagement (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Stakeholder Engagement is a direct reflection of an organization’s culture, employee and customer engagement, leadership and reputation. It is a broader more inclusive process that has the success of the organization and those it impacts as its...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Motivation and Rewards (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: A motivated employee is highly innovative, productive and efficient, which is critical in leading people toward achieving business goals. With mastery of this Competency, individuals will gain a clear understanding of motivational factors. They come...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Dynamic Leadership (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Leaders motivate people to work collectively to achieve personal and organizational goals. Developing personal leadership skills is the key to career success. Leadership style is fluid and should be adapted to the particular demands of the situation,...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Productivity and Time Management(CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 2.00
Program Summary: Everyone is limited to the same 1,440 minutes each day and we all need to maximize this one irreplaceable asset. Effective leaders understand the difference between task management and multi- tasking and also recognize the impact that focused attent...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Business Ethics (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Business ethics is one of the most important factors in long-term success, as it impacts leadership quality, productivity and the bottom line. Business ethics is the ability to distinguish between “right” and “wrong.” Individ...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Conflict Resolution (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Workplace conflicts are inevitable. It is when conflicts go unaddressed that they have a negative impact on productivity, team work and leadership. Using conflict resolution strategies in the workplace helps maintain a healthy work environment. Eff...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Professionalism (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Professionalism extends beyond the face-to-face environment into the tech world as social media becomes more relevant to individual and organizational success. Professionalism and respect for others, whether in-person or on-line makes a positive fir...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Resilience and Adaptability (CE NURSE)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: The ability to adapt and persevere in the face of adversity and stress is a common thread among successful leaders. By developing resilience, leaders are better able to maintain composure and a healthy level of physical, emotional and mental well-be...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Boundaries and Balance (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: When leaders understand healthy boundaries, they are able to help co- workers define, set and maintain clear boundaries. Boundaries impact living a balanced life, which has positive implications for relationships, work environments and productivity.
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Business Ethics (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Business ethics is one of the most important factors in long-term success, as it impacts leadership quality, productivity and the bottom line. Business ethics is the ability to distinguish between “right” and “wrong.” Individ...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Conflict Resolution (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Workplace conflicts are inevitable. It is when conflicts go unaddressed that they have a negative impact on productivity, team work and leadership. Using conflict resolution strategies in the workplace helps maintain a healthy work environment. Eff...
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Influential Writing (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Influential Writing requires careful thought. The written word is more important now than ever before in its long-reaching impact, especially when one holds a leadership position.
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership skills: Body-Language Fluency (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Leaders who read and use body language fluently gain an advantage in being able to communicate and understand information that isn’t being transmitted in actual words.
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Emotional Intelligence (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: For all interpersonal interaction, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is increasingly recognized as one of the most important skills an individual can have.
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Emotional Intelligence (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: For all interpersonal interaction, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is increasingly recognized as one of the most important skills an individual can have.
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Organizational Culture (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: This competency demonstrates the importance of employee fit with an organization’s culture and its relevance for career sustainability and advancement.
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Synergistic Mentoring Skills (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Synergy happens when diverse teams come together, avoid groupthink, build upon each other’s’ unique strengths and produce creative and innovative solutions to challenges faced in the workplace.
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership skills: Personal Branding (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Having a “personal brand” is important for professional success, as a leader; it is the unique ‘story’ which sets individuals apart
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership Skills: Inclusive Workplaces (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: In our generationally and dimensionally diverse workplaces, it is critical to understand that diversity is not synonymous with inclusion.
or Register to enroll in this course.
course_image

5G Leadership skills: Generational Intelligence (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Today’s workforce is complex, made up of an unprecedented 5 generations and has many layers of dimensional diversity. While this presents challenges, it also creates opportunities.
or Register to enroll in this course.