Highest Degree & Institution
Ph.D., Rush University, Chicago
Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
Titles of Courses Recently Taught
Hanson, L., VandeVusse, L., & Paquette, H. (2011). Balancing the scales: Directions for future research for perinatal advanced practice nurses. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 25(2), 133-135.
VandeVusse, L., Hanson, L., Berner, M. A., & Winters, J.M.W. (2010). Impact of self-hypnosis in women on select physiologic and psychologic parameters. JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 39(2), 159-168.
Hanson, L. (2010). Expert Opinion Risk Management in Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring: Accidental Recording of the Maternal Heart Rate. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 24(1):7-9.
Hanson, L., & VandeVusse, L. (2010). Group B streptococcus intrapartum prophylaxis guideline adherence: A perinatal risk management issue. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 24(2), 1-4.
Hanson, L. & VandeVusse, L. (2010). Probiotics are food and herbs are flowers, what’s the risk? Informed consent for complimentary and integrative therapies. In press for Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. 24(3), 201-204.
Hanson, L. (2010) Conference Proceedings: Abstracts of Research Forums Presented at the 55th ACNM Annual Meeting 2010, Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 55(5), 481-482.Hanson, L. (2009). Challenges in spontaneous bearing down. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 23, 31-39.
Hanson, L. (2008). Expert Opinion. Prenatal education: Priorities for perinatal nurses. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 22(4), 254-256.
Roberts, J. & Hanson, L. (2007) Best practices in second stage labor care: Pushing and Positioning. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. 52, 238-245.
Harrod, K.S, Hanson, L., & Osborne, K. (2007) Legislation and Policy Development In L Ament (Ed) Legislation and Policy Development in Professional Issues in Midwifery, Boston: Jones & Bartlet.
Hanson, L. (2006). Editorial: Expert Opinion. Pushing for change. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 20, 4, 282-284.
Hanson, L., Tillett, J., & Kirby, R. (2005) Medical students’ knowledge of midwifery practice following didactic and clinical exposure. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 50, 44-50.
Theory and Techniques to Provide Evidence-Based Second Stage Labor Care. Gunderson Lutheran Hospital. LaCrosse, WI. October, 2012.
Effects of Probiotic Use During Pregnancy on Lactobacillus and Group B Streptococcus Vaginal Colonization: Pilot results. American College of Nurse-Midwives Annual Meeting, Long Beach CA, June , 2012.
Effects of Probiotic Use During Pregnancy on Lactobacillus and Group B Streptococcus Vaginal Colonization: Pilot results. Building Bridges to Research, Milwaukee. May 2012.
Grants or Awards
2010 Hanson, L. VandeVusse, L. , Safdar, N. Effects of Probiotic use during pregnancy on Lactobacillus and Group B Streptococcus vaginal colonization: A pilot study. $10,000 American Lifelines, Inc.
2008 Marquette University Jump Start Award, for “A pilot study to develop a behavioral intervention to support self-regulated pushing during second stage labor: A focus group of Certified Nurse-Midwives as Informants
2004 Marquette’s Nurse-Midwifery Urban Initiative (3 years). Co-PI: VandeVusse & Hanson, Health Resources Services Administration $656,072
2004 The path to laboring down: A pilot assessment of passive descent for second stage management in low risk primigravid adult laboring women without epidural anesthesia. (PI) $3,000 Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Gamma Chapter Research Award
2008 Forward Thinking Poster Session, Research Jumpstart Award
2008 Best Poster Presentation of Research, American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Annual Meeting.
2002, 2003 and 2004 ACNM Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award