Assistant Professor

Specialization / Certification
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 2008-present

Highest Degree
PhD, Marquette University

Scholarly Interests
Patient empowerment; Instrument development; Post-Surgical nursing; Cancer survivorship

Titles of Courses Recently Taught

Selected Publications

Jerofke, T.A., & Weiss, M.E. (2016). Development and psychometric analysis of the Patient Perceptions of Patient-Empowering Nurse Behaviors Scale (PPPNBS). Journal of Advanced Nursing. e-publication ahead of print, DOI: 10.1111/jan.13060​

Jerofke, T.A.  Weiss, M. & Yakusheva, O. (2013) Patient perceptions of patient-empowering nurse behaviors, patient activation and functional health status in postsurgical patients with life-threatening long-term illnesses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, e-publication ahead of print, DOI:10.1111/jan.12286

Jerofke, T.A. (2013). Concept analysis of empowerment from survivor and nurse perspectives within the context of cancer survivorship. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 27(3), 157-172.

Bobay, K.L., Jerofke, T.A., Weiss, M.E., & Yakusheva, O. (2010). Age related differences in perception of qualityofdischarge teaching and readiness for hospital discharge. Geriatric Nursing, 31(3), 178-187.

Weiss, M., Johnson, N.L., Malin, S., Jerofke, T.A.,  Lang, C., & Sherburne, E.  (2008).  Readiness for discharge in parents of hospitalized children.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 23(4), 282-295. 

Grants or Awards

Perceptions of Patient-Empowering Nurse Behaviors, Marquette University College of Nursing, 2015

Perceptions of Patient-Empowering Nurse Behaviors, Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium – Building
Bridges, 2015

Psychometric Analysis of Patient Perceptions of Patient-Empowering Nurse Behaviors Scale (PPPNBS) in Patients with Chronic Illness, Marquette University, 2014

Patient Perceptions of Patient-Empowering Nurse Behaviors and Patient Activation After Surgery, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, $5000, 2012

Professional Memberships



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Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.