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Marilyn Frenn, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF, FTOS, FAAN

Marilyn Frenn
Marilyn Frenn, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF, FTOS, FAANMarquette University

Clark Hall, 353

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3845

Professor

Highest Degree and Institution

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

Courses Taught

HEAL 1025:  Culture and Health

NURS 6010:  Research and Evidence as a Foundation For Nursing

NURS 6244:  Health Promotion

NURS 8020:  Nursing Education Research, Policy and Leadership

Research Interests

Dr. Frenn's programs of research concern 4th-8th grade children and their parents to prevent obesity, using a tailored online intervention and testing a prebiotic. She has also investigated student response to interprofessional education (especially in testing instruments with acceptable estimates of reliability and validity) and has used grounded theory in prior research related both to health promotion and teaching excellence.

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Nursing

Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2020-2022 Vice President, Board of Directors

National League for Nursing Standards Committee

Sigma Theta Tau International

Specialization

Obesity prevention in youth, nursing education.

  • Fellow, The Obesity Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • Fellow, Academy Nursing Education

Certifications

Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Publications

Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Frenn

Frenn, M., Kaugars, A., Garcia, J., Garnier-Villarreal, M. (in press). Child body fat and body mass index: Which determinants are most important?  Western Journal of Nursing Research. 

Sumner, J. & Frenn, M. (in press). Aggregate health promotion and risk reduction. In M. Frenn & D. Whitehead (Eds.) Translating the Evidence for Health Promotion. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis. 

Frenn, M. (2020). Engage in scholarship of teaching. In V. Caputi (Ed.) Certified Nurse Educator review book: The official NLN guide to the CNE exam (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C.: National League for Nursing.  

Kobiske, K. R., Bekhet, A., Villarreal, M.G., Frenn, M. (2019). Pre-death grief, resourcefulness, and stress among partners with young onset dementia. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 41, 973-989. 

Frenn, M. (in press). Chapter 1. Introduction. In M. Frenn & D. Whitehead (Eds.) Translating the Evidence for Health Promotion. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Frenn, M., Stonehouse, M., & Sebern, M. (in press). Chapter 4. Theories guiding health promotion/risk reduction: Concepts and application. In M. Frenn & D. Whitehead (Eds.) Translating the Evidence for Health Promotion. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Frenn, M. (in press). Chapter 5. Evidence based health promotion In M. Frenn & D. Whitehead (Eds.) Translating the Evidence for Health Promotion. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Frenn, M. (in press). Chapter 13. Planning effective ways to help clients learn about health. In M. Frenn & D. Whitehead (Eds.) Translating the Evidence for Health Promotion. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Frenn, M. & Dreifuerst, K.T. (2019). Summary of research using the NLN Core Competencies as a framework. In J.A. Halstead (Ed.) NLN core competencies for nurse educators: A decade of influence. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Funding

4/1/2018- 7/30/2021 PI:( Frenn, M) “Preparing Faculty Scholars in Nursing,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

10/15- 5/31/17 (PI: Frenn, M.) Proposal for Funding of Microbiome Sequencing, Beneo Co. Germany.

7/2015-7/ 2016 (Co-I: M. Frenn, Co-I: M.J. Wiemiller) Interprofessional Health Education, MU Way-Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award.


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