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Norah Louise Johnson, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-PC

Norah Louise Johnson
Norah Louise Johnson, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-PCMarquette University

Clark Hall, 325

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3857

Associate Professor

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., Marquette University

Courses Taught

HEAL 2015: 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

Research Interests

Interventions to improve the health of caregivers of persons with developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Family care-giving stress, family functioning and quality of life; exercise as medicine: swimming programs for children with autism and their caregivers; nursing interventions to improve readiness for hospital discharge; and iPhone autism Health Care Manager app. Curriculum evaluation. Education evaluation.  

Professional Affiliations

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

Specialization

Pediatric Primary Care

Certifications

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (CPNP-PC)

Publications

Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Johnson

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, in press, 2019

Cleek, E., Johnson, N., Sheetz, L., (2019). Interdisciplinary Collaboration Needed in Obtaining High-Quality Medical Information in Child Abuse Investigations. In press,  Child Abuse and Neglect.

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.

Honors and Awards

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

Funding

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.


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