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Ph.D., Marquette University
HEALI 1025: Culture and Health J Session in India
NURS 3900: Family Centered Nursing of Children
NURS 6000: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
NURS 6500: Family Centered Nursing of Children for direct entry students
NURS 6540: Seminar in Child and Family Health
NURS 8982: Doctoral Research Practicum
NURS 9988: Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Preparation
NURS 9998: Doctoral Dissertation Continuation
The aim of Dr. Johnson's research is the development of knowledge and interventions to decrease child challenging behaviors and improve the health of persons with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and their caregivers. She works with an interdisciplinary team as part of the Marquette Autism Initiative. She studies family care-giving stress, family functioning and quality of life as well as exercise as medicine including swimming programs for children with autism and their caregivers. Her community engaged program of research uses mixed methodology. She developed a copyrighted iPhone autism Health Care Manager app. She is also a member of the Milwaukee Pediatric Nursing Research Consortium involved in translational research, implementation evaluation, and developing and evaluating staff development curriculums for pediatric hospitals.
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child & Family Health
American Nursing Association
Autism Society of South Eastern Wisconsin
International Family Nurses Association
Midwest Nursing Research Society
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau Delta Gamma
St. Coletta of Wisconsin, Board Member
Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Wisconsin Nursing Association
Pediatric Primary Care
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (CPNP-PC)
Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Johnson
Johnson, N., Lerret, S., Klingbeil, C., Polfuss, M., Gibson, C., Garnier-Villareal, M., Gralton, K., Sawin, K., Unteutsch, R., Pawela, L., White-Traut, R., Weiss, M. (2020). Engaging parents in education for discharge (ePED): Evaluating the reach, adoption implementation of an innovative discharge teaching method, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 54, September – October, 42-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2020.05.022
Johnson, N., Krueger, W., Jilek, E., Haglund, K. Conversations with Healthcare Providers and Parents before Autism Diagnosis: A Qualitative Study (2020) Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, in press.
Lerret, S., Johnson, N., Polfuss, M., Klingbeil, C., Gibson, C., Garnier-Villareal, M., Gralton, K., Sawin, K., Unteutsch, R., Pawela, L., White-Traut, R., Weiss, M. Using the Engaging Parents in Education for Discharge (ePed) iPad Application to Improve Parent Experience. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 52(2020), 41-48 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2020.02.041
King, A., Garnier-Villareal, M., Johnson, N., Simanek, A. Testing allostatic load factor structures among adolescents: A structural equation modelling approach. The American Journal of Human Biology, 31(4) e23242; online: April 25, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23242
Cleek, E., Johnson, N., Sheetz, L., (2019). Interdisciplinary Collaboration Needed in Obtaining High-Quality Medical Information in Child Abuse Investigations. Child Abuse and Neglect 92(June),167-178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.02.012
Sawin, K., Weiss, M., Johnson, N., Gralton, K., Malin, S., Klingbeil, C., Lerret, S., 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.
Weiss, M., Sawin, K., Gralton, K., Johnson, N., Klingbeil, C., Lerret, S., 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.
Lerret, S., Johnson, N., Haglund, K. (2017). Parents’ Perspectives on Caring for Children after Solid Organ Transplant. (3rd ed., vol. 22, pp. e12178): Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing.
Johnson, N., Gregor, N. S., Van Abel, M., Dolan, B., Van Hecke, A. V., Ahamed, S. I. (2017). Autism and Research Study Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 36 (4), 245-252. doi.org/10.1016/j.jradnu.2017.08.005
Polfuss, M., Johnson, N., Bonis, S., Hovis, S., Sawin, K. (2016). Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Child’s Weight–Related Behaviors: A Parents’ Perspective. No. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31 (6), 598-607.
Schiffman, R., Ziebert, C., Totka, J., Schmitt, C., Doyle, L., Stetler, A., Johnson, N., Stonek, A., Weiming, K., Johnson, N. (2016). Transition of Experienced and New Graduate Nurses to a Pediatric Hospital. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 32 (4), 198-204.
Bultas, M., Johnson, N., Burkett, K., Reinhold, J. (2016). Translating Research to Practice for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 2: Behavior Management, The Journal of Pediatric Health Care, Special Issue on Behavior Management, January, 2016., 30 (1), 27-37.
Johnson, N., Burkett, K., Reinhold, J., Bultas, M. (2016). Translating research to practice for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder part I: Definition, associated behaviors, prevalence, diagnostic process, and interventions. no. The Journal of Pediatric Health Care, Special Issue on Behavior Management, 30 (1), 15-26.
Lerret, S., Haglund, K., Johnson, N. (2016). Parents' perspectives on shared decision-making for children with solid organ transplants. (vol. 30, pp. 374-380): Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
Fulbright Specialist in Global Public Health (2017-2020)
Journal of Pediatric Health Care's Leah Harrison Excellence in Clinical Writing Award for 2017.
Copyright Recognition Award for: Going to MRI for a Research Study iPad Application 2016
Developmental Behavioral Mental Health (DBMH) SIG Advocacy Award 2016
2019: Co-I (PI: McDermott, K. & Costello, A.) Evaluating the Implementation of an Innovative Intradisciplinary, Multi-Patient Simulation Experience Pilot in a University Setting, NAPNAP Wisconsin Chapter Research Award grant.
2019: PI ( CO-PI Bekhet, A., Ng, A., VanHecke, A.) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Funding for the Development of an effective fitness intervention for caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Marquette University Athletic and Human Performance Research Center.
2019-2021: CO-I (PI Van Hecke, A. & Jepsen, L.) “Presidents Challenge Next Step Clinic". Johnson Controls
2019: Co-PI (Co-PI Bekhet, A.) "A Swimming Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Impact of Child Challenging Behaviors and Caregiver's Psychological Well-Being," Sponsored by Committee on Research Marquette University SFF/RRG.
2019: Co-PI (Co-PI: Bekhet, A., Co-I: Ng, A., VanHecke, A.) "Development of an effective fitness intervention for caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder," Autism Society of South Eastern Wisconsin.
2018-2019: Co-PI (Co-PI: Lerret, S. Co-I: Garnier-Villarreal, M. Ahamed, S. I.) "Peds THINk (Transition to Home INtervention): Nursing Interventions to Improve Discharge Outcomes," CTSI/ NIH Traditional Pilot Award. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Award Number UL1TR001436.
2018-2021: Co-PI (Co-PI: Lerret, S., Co-I: Polfuss, M. (Co-Investigator), "Pediatric SM - THINk (Self-Management Transition to Home Intervention): Nursing Intervention to Improve Hospital Discharge Outcomes," Pediatric Nursing Consortium of Milwaukee
2018-2019: Co-PI (Co-PI: Van Hecke, A. V., Carlson, M. E., Krueger, W., Co-I: Young, T. Makky, K., Walker-Dalhouse, D. J. Supporting: Levine, E., Barrington, A., "Explorer Challenge: Interdisciplinary Autism Initiative," Sponsored by Marquette University, Marquette University.
2018: "Knowledge exchange in child & family nursing: University College Dublin School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, Dublin Ireland," Fulbright Specialist: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State.
2017-2019: CO-PI (Co-PI: Van Hecke, A. V.). "WI Act Early ECQUiP Project University of WI Subaward No. 734K753 to Marquette University (MSN197506), Health Research Services Administration, State.
2016-2018: PI ( Supporting: Ahamed, S. I.) "Using an iPad application to prepare for Imaging," Marquette University Innovation Funds, Marquette University.