Marianne E. Weiss, D.N.Sc., RN

Marianne Weiss
Marianne E. Weiss, D.N.Sc., RNMarquette University

Clark Hall, 345

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3855

Professor Emeritus


Hospital Discharge Scales

Highest Degree and Institution

D.N.Sc., University of San Diego

Courses Taught

NURSING 6000:  Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

NURSING 8000:  Nursing Knowledge Development

Research Interests

The impact of nurse workforce and nursing practice on patients outcomes; hospital discharge and transition from hospital to home-based care; quality of discharge teaching; readiness for hospital discharge; health team communication; theory-guided research; evidence-based practice; translational research.

Professional Affiliations


Midwest Nursing Research Society

Sigma Theta Tau International


Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, St. Joseph/Sister Rosalie Klein Professor of Women’s Health


For full list of publications, see

Link to Marquette University E-Publications- Weiss 

Weiss, M.E., Yakusheva, O., Bobay, K.B., Costa, L., Hughes, R.G., Nuccio, S., Hamilton, M., Bahr, S., Siclovan, D., Bang J.   (2019). Effect of a discharge readiness assessment on return to hospital in adult medical-surgical patients: The READI randomized clinical trial. JAMA Network Open, 2(1):e187387. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.7387

Opper, K., Beiler, J. & Weiss, M.E. (in press). Effects of implementing a health team communication redesign on hospital readmissions within 30 days.  Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing.

Beiler, J., Opper, K., & Weiss, M. (2019). Integrating research and quality improvement using TeamSTEPPS®: A health team communication project to improve hospital discharge. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 33(1), 22-32.

Bahr, S. & Weiss, M.E. (published early view).  Clarifying model for continuity of care: A concept analysis. International Journal of Nursing Practice. DOI: 10.1111/ijn.12704

Ryan, P., Weiss, M., Papanek, P., & Csukla, M. (in press).  A substruction approach to assessing the theoretical validity of measures. Journal of Nursing Measurement.

Bobay, K.L., Weiss, M.E., Oswald, D., & Yakusheva, O. (2018). Validation of the Registered Nurse Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale (RN-RHDS). Nursing Research, 67(4), 305-313. DOI: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000293

Weiss, M.E., Bobay, K.L., Johantgen, M., Shirey, M. (2018). Aligning evidence-based practice with translational research: Opportunities for Clinical Practice Research. Journal of Nursing Administration, 48(9), 425-431.

Candela. L., Piacentine, L., Bobay, K., & Weiss, M.E. (2018). Teaching students to teach patients: A theory-guided approach. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8(11). 92-101. DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v8n11p92   URL:

Newman,, A.R., Faut-Callahan, M., Lerret, S.M., Oswald, D.L., & Weiss, M.E. (2018). Pediatric oncology nurses’ experiences with prognosis-related communication. Oncology Nursing Forum, 45(3), 327–337. DOI 10.1188/18.ONF.327-337

Siqueira, T.H., Vila, V.S.C., & Weiss, M.E. (2018) Adaptação transcultural do instrumento Readiness For Hospital Discharge Scale – Adult Form. Revista Brasileira Enfermagem (Rev Bras Enferm) [Internet]. 2018;71(3):983-991. DOI: Also published in English translation

Kapinos K., Yakusheva, O., & Weiss, M. (2017). Cesarean deliveries and maternal weight retention. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17:343.

Johantgen, M., Weiss, M., Lundmark, V., Newhouse, R., Haller, K., Unruh, L., & Shirey, M. (2017). Building infrastructure for research in magnet hospitals: Current status and future directions. Journal of Nursing Administration, 47(4), 198-204.

Sawin, K., Weiss, M.E., Johnson, N., Gralton, K., Malin, S., Klingbeil, C., Lerret, S. M.,          Thompson, J., Zimmanck. K., Kaul, M., & Schiffman, R (2017). Development of a self-management theory-guided discharge intervention for parents of hospitalized children. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 49(2), 202-213. DOI: 10.1111/jnu.12284

Yakusheva, O., Kapinos, K. & Weiss, M.E. (2017). Maternal weight after childbirth versus aging-related weight changes. Women’s Health Issues. 27(2):174-180. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2016.12.001.

Yakusheva, O. & Weiss, M.E. (2017). Rankings matter: nurse graduates from higher-ranked institutions have higher productivity. BMC: Health Services Research, 17:134. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-017-2074-x

Weiss, M.E., Sawin, K., Gralton, K., Johnson, N., Klingbeil, C., Lerret, S.M., Malin, M.,          Yakusheva, O., & Schiffman, R. (2017).  Discharge teaching, readiness for discharge, and post-discharge outcomes in parents of hospitalized children. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 34, 58-64.

Yakusheva O., Costa, D.K., & Weiss, M.E. (2017). Discontinuity in acute care nursing impacts patient clinical condition. Medical Care, 55(4), 421-427.  doi:10:1097/MLR.0000000000000670

Bahr, S.J., Siclovan, D., Opper, K., Beiler, J., Bobay, K.L., & Weiss, M.E. (2017). Interprofessional health team communication about hospital discharge: An implementation science evaluation study. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 32(4), 285-292. doi:10:1097/NCQ.0000000000000238


2014-2017. American Nurses Credentialing Center. READI Study: Readiness Evaluation And Discharge Interventions Study. The goal of this study is to test the implementation of discharge readiness assessment as a standard nursing practice for hospital discharge in 34 Magnet hospitals. Role: Principal Investigator

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