Maureen E. O'Brien
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Clinical Associate Professor
Phone

(414) 288-3869
E-mail

Specialization / Certification
Pediatrics / Clinical Nurse Specialist in Pediatrics (ANCC)

Highest Degree
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
Child health and illness; families with children. I have a particular interest in children and youth with special health care needs and their families; as well as children who are technology-dependent.

Titles of Courses Recently Taught

Selected Publications

Sawin, K.J., Gralton, K.S., Harrison, T.M., Malin, S., Balchunas, M.K., Brock, L.A., Cavegn, B., Cisler-Cahill, L., Graves, S.M., Mussatto, K.A., O’Brien, M.E., Sherburne, E.C., & Schiffman, R.F. (2010). Nurse researchers in children’s hospitals. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 25(5), 408-417.

O’Brien, M.E.
, & Wegner, C.B. (2002). Rearing the child who is technology dependent: Perceptions of parents and home care nurses. JSPN: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 7(1), 7-15.

O’Brien, M.E. (2001). Living in a house of cards: Family experiences with long-term childhood technology dependence, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 16(1), 13-22.

Grants

2014-2016 Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Heathcare. "PhD Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar and DNP Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar."

2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program, Marquette University College of Nursing."

2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program, Marquette University College of Nursing."

2011 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "Increasing Work Force Diversity through New Careers in Nursing at Marquette University."

2003 Catholic Community Foundation. "Urban Partners for Health: A Collaborative Project Between Marquette University College of Nursing and a Central City Community."

2002 St. Anthony Foundation. "Urban Partners for Health: A Collaborative Project Between Marquette University College of Nursing and a Central City Community."

2001 U.S. Departmarnt of Education Grant to Racine Unified School District Lighted Schoolhouse Program. "A Comparsion of the Lea Symbols Chart and Random Dot E Stereopsis Test with the MTI Photoscreener for Preschool Vision Screening."

2001 United Way of Racine County. "A Comparsion of the Lea Symbols Chart and Random Dot E Stereopsis Test with the MTI Photoscreener for Preschool Vision Screening."

1998 Midwest Nursing Research Society Collabrative Research Grant. "Childrearing: Perceptions of Parents and Home Care Nurses."

Awards

2013 Seminar on Higher Education Leadership, Assocation of Jesuit Colleges & Universities (AJCU)

2010 Fellow, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program, American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

2009 Society of Pediatric Nurses Greater Wisconsin Chapter of Excellence Award.

2009 Julie Lathrop Nursing Research Award, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

2002 Outstanding Nurse Scholar Award, Sigma Theta Tau Delta Gamma Chapter

Professional Memberships

 


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