Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Marquette Neighborhood Health Center
Highest Degree and Institution
Ph.D. Marquette University
Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
Families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Family care giving stress, family functioning and Quality of life; Nursing interventions to improve readiness for hospital discharge for families of children with ASD. Curriculum evaluation.
Titles of Courses Recently Taught
Johnson, N. & Simpson, P. Lack of father involvement in research on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Maternal parenting stress and family functioning. In press, April 2013, Issues in Mental Health Nursing.
Johnson, N. & Rodriguez, D. Children with autism spectrum disorder in a pediatric hospital: A Systematic Review of the Literature. (2013, March/April, In press), Pediatric Nursing.
Johnson, N., Giarelli, E., Lewis, C. & Rice, C. (2013). Understanding Genetics and Genomics of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal Nursing Scholarship, 45(1) 69-78.
Bekhet, A., Johnson, N., & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2012). Resilience in family members of persons with autism spectrum disorder: A review of the literature. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33(10), 650–656.
Bekhet, A., Johnson, N. & Zauszniewski, J. (2012). Effects on resilience of caregivers of persons with autism spectrum disorder: The role of positive cognitions, Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 18(6), 337-344.
Drake, J., Johnson, N., Stonek, V., Martinez, D. & Massey, M. (2012). Evaluation of a Coping kit of items to support children with developmental disorders in the hospital setting. Pediatric Nursing, 38(4), 215-221.
Johnson, N., Lashley, J., Stonek, V., & Bonjour, A. (2012). Behavioral Challenges Staff Education at a Pediatric Hospital. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27, 742-749. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2012.02.009
Johnson, N., Frenn, M., Feetham, S., & Simpson, P. (2011). Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parenting stress, family functioning and health related quality of life. Family, Systems, & Health, 29(3), 232-252.
Johnson, N., Klingbeil, C., Melzer-Lange, M., Humphreys, C., Scanlon, M. & Simpson, P. (2009). Intimate Partner Violence: Evaluation of a Curriculum for Screening Parents of Children at a Pediatric Hospital. Pediatrics, 123(2), 562-568.
Klingbeil, C., Johnson, N., Totka, L., & Doyle, L. (2009). When not to go on-line: How to choose the appropriate educational strategy for nurses. Journal of Nursing Staff Development, 25(6), 287-291.
Weiss, M., Johnson, N., Malin, S., Jerofke, T., Sherburne, E., & Lang, C. (2008). Readiness for Discharge for Parents of Hospitalized Children: Predictors and Outcomes. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 23(4), 262-285.
Johnson, N. , Giarelli, E., Lewis, C., & Rice, C.Autism Genetics/Genomics and Nursing Implications (Plenary Speaker). International Society of Nurses in Genetics and Genomics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 26, 2012.
Johnson, N., Feetham, S., Knafl, G., & Simpson, P. Dyadic measures of the parents’ stress, family functioning and health related quality of life for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder.Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Dearborn, Michigan, April 12-15, 2012.
Johnson, N. & Rodriguez, D. Challenging Behaviors: Parent and Hospital Staff Experience of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Pediatric Behavioral Health Research Conference: Inspiring Collaboration in Research, Milwaukee WI., February 24, 2012.
Grants or Awards
Validation of the Behavior Observation Tool for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Health Care Setting (BOT: ASD/HCS), Sigma Theta Tau Delta Gamma at Large, $3000
2012 MNRS Dissertation Award Family research Section
Society of Pediatric Nurses Greater Wisconsin Chapter Excellence in Nursing Research Award, 2011.
ORSP Summer Faculty Fund / Regular Research Grant, Awarded $11,256, 2011
American Psychiatric Nurse Foundation $5,000 grant: Bekhet, A. & Johnson, N. Effects of Positive Cognitions and Resourcefulness on Autism Spectrum Disorder Caregivers’ Burden, 2011-2012.
Julie Lathrop Nursing Research Award, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI., 2008
Center for Disease Control: Paint the Country Purple Creativity Award, 2008
Milwaukee District Nursing Organization Lamplight Scholarship, 2008
Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation / Pfizer Community Innovations grant, 2008
Autism Society of South Eastern Wisconsin grant, 2008