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., Bekhet, A., Robinson, K. & Rodriguez, D. (2013).Attributed Meanings and Strategies to Prevent Challenging Behaviors of Hospitalized Children with Autism: Two Perspectives. In press Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
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. , Giarelli, E., Lewis, C., & Rice, C. Autism Genetics/Genomics and Nursing Implications (Plenary Speaker). International Society of Nurses in Genetics and Genomics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 26, 2012.
Johnson, N., Feetham, S., Knafl, G., & Simpson, P. Dyadic measures of the parents’ stress, family functioning and health related quality of life for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Dearborn, Michigan, April 12-15, 2012.
Johnson, N. & Rodriguez, D. Challenging Behaviors: Parent and Hospital Staff Experience of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Pediatric Behavioral Health Research Conference: Inspiring Collaboration in Research, Milwaukee WI., February 24, 2012.
Grants or Awards
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