Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin / Marquette University Primary Care North YMCA
Highest Degree and Institution
Ph.D. Marquette University
Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
Families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Family care giving stress, family functioning and Quality of life; Nursing interventions to improve readiness for hospital discharge for families of children with ASD. Curriculum evaluation. Education evaluation.
Johnson, N.L. & Van Hecke, A. Increasing autism awareness in inner-citychurches: A Brief Report. The Journal of Pediatric Nursing, in press.
Zafke, A., Jain, N., Johnson, N., Mohammad Arif Ul, A., Magiera, M., Ahamed, S. (2015). iCanLearn: A Mobile Application for Creating Flashcards and Social Stories™ for Children with Autism. Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart homes and health Telematics (ICOST).
Johnson, N., Bree, O., Lalley, E., Rettler, K., Grande, P., Gani, Md., & Ahamed, S.I. (2014) Effect of an IPAD Application for Medical Imaging Procedure Preparation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 29(6), 651-659 DOI:10.1016/j.pedn.2014.04.007
Johnson, N. & Bree, O. (2014).Social script iPad application versus usual care before undergoing medical imaging: Two case studies of children with Autism. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 33(3), 121-126
Schaefer-Campion, C. & Johnson, N.(2014).Fostering Mobility in a child with Rett Syndrome: A Case Study.Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics,[Epub ahead of print]. Available online at http://informahealthcare.com/potp DOI: 10.3109/01942638.2014.899287.
Johnson, N., Bekhet, A., Robinson, K. & Rodriguez, D. (2013).Attributed Meanings and Strategies to Prevent Challenging Behaviors of Hospitalized Children with Autism: Two Perspectives, published online 18 November 2013,Journal of Pediatric Health Care. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2013.10.001
Johnson, N. & Rodriguez, D. (2013). Children with autism spectrum disorder in a pediatric hospital: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Pediatric Nursing, 39(3), 131-141.
Johnson, N. & Simpson, P (2013). Lack of father involvement in research on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Maternal parenting stress and family functioning. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34(4), 220-228. doi:10.3109/01612840.2012.745177
Johnson, N., Giarelli, E., Lewis, C. & Rice, C. (2013). Understanding Genetics and Genomics of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal Nursing Scholarship, 45(1) 69-78.
Bekhet, A., Johnson, N., & Zauszniewski, J.A. (2012). Resilience in family members of persons with autism spectrum disorder: A review of the literature. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33(10), 650–656.
Bekhet, A., Johnson, N. & Zauszniewski, J. (2012). Effects on resilience of caregivers of persons with autism spectrum disorder: The role of positive cognitions, Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 18(6), 337-344.
Drake, J., Johnson, N., Stonek, V., Martinez, D. & Massey, M. (2012). Evaluation of a Coping kit of items to support children with developmental disorders in the hospital setting. Pediatric Nursing, 38(4), 215-221.
Johnson, N., Lashley, J., Stonek, V., & Bonjour, A. (2012). Behavioral Challenges Staff Education at a Pediatric Hospital. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27, 742-749. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2012.02.009
Johnson, N., Frenn, M., Feetham, S., & Simpson, P. (2011). Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parenting stress, family functioning and health related quality of life. Family, Systems, & Health, 29(3), 232-252.
Johnson, N., Klingbeil, C., Melzer-Lange, M., Humphreys, C., Scanlon, M. & Simpson, P. (2009). Intimate Partner Violence: Evaluation of a Curriculum for Screening Parents of Children at a Pediatric Hospital. Pediatrics, 123(2), 562-568.
Klingbeil, C., Johnson, N., Totka, L., & Doyle, L. (2009). When not to go on-line: How to choose the appropriate educational strategy for nurses. Journal of Nursing Staff Development, 25(6), 287-291.
Weiss, M., Johnson, N., Malin, S., Jerofke, T., Sherburne, E., & Lang, C. (2008). Readiness for Discharge for Parents of Hospitalized Children: Predictors and Outcomes. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 23(4), 262-285.
Johnson, N.& VanHecke, A. Evaluation of Health Ambassador Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Awareness Training in Inner-City Churches.Knowledge Translation and Family Science Symposium, Midwest Nursing Research Society conference, St. Louis, Missouri, March 27-30, 2014.Podium Presentation.
Grants or Awards
2014 Midwest Nursing Research Society Early Investigator Award Family Research Section
Autism Society of South Eastern Wisconsin Research program sponsorship funding, $1,000. Role: P.I.
Scheidt, R., Wang, P., VanHecke, A., Johnson, N. & Ahamed, S. Robotically - enhanced neuroimaging of memory and prediction in children with autism spectrum disorders – a pilot study.CTSI / NIH, Local $50,000. Role: Co-I.
Validation of the Behavior Observation Tool for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Health Care Setting (BOT: ASD/HCS), Sigma Theta Tau Delta Gamma at Large, $3000
2012 MNRS Dissertation Award Family research Section
Society of Pediatric Nurses Greater Wisconsin Chapter Excellence in Nursing Research Award, 2011.
ORSP Summer Faculty Fund / Regular Research Grant, Awarded $11,256, 2011
American Psychiatric Nurse Foundation $5,000 grant: Bekhet, A. & Johnson, N. Effects of Positive Cognitions and Resourcefulness on Autism Spectrum Disorder Caregivers’ Burden, 2011-2012.
Julie Lathrop Nursing Research Award, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI., 2008
Center for Disease Control: Paint the Country Purple Creativity Award, 2008
Milwaukee District Nursing Organization Lamplight Scholarship, 2008
Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation / Pfizer Community Innovations grant, 2008
Autism Society of South Eastern Wisconsin grant, 2008