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Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, St. Joseph/Sister Rosalie Klein Professor of Women’s Health

Highest Degree/School

DNSc, University of San Diego

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests

The impact of nurse workforce and nursing practice on patients outcomes; hospital discharge and transition from hospital to home-based care; quality of discharge teaching; readiness for hospital discharge; health team communication. Perinatal health care, with an emphasis on postpartum continuum of care, postpartum weight management; theory-guided research.

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Scholarly Publications

For full list of publications, see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1nUmvdfe69gQ7/bibliography/47381024/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending

Link to Marquette University E-Publications- Weiss http://epublications.marquette.edu/do/search/?q=weiss%20&start=0&context=50751. Then click on nursing

Mabire, C., Coffey, A., & Weiss, M. (in press). Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale for Older People: development and psychometric testing from three countries. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Bobay, K.L., Bahr, S., Weiss, M.E., Hughes, R., Costa, L.  (in press).  Models of discharge care in Magnet hospitals. Journal of Nursing Administration

Weiss, M.E Bobay, K.L., Bahr, S., Costa, L. Hughes, R., & Holland, D.E. (in press).  Discharge preparation: A model for hospital discharge transition care. Journal of Nursing Administration

Ohlendorf, J.M., Weiss, M.E., & Oswald, D.  (in press). Predictors of engagement in postpartum weight self-management behaviors in the first 12 weeks after birth. Journal          of Advanced Nursing

Lerret, S. M., Weiss, M. E., Stendahl, G., Chapman, S., Menendez, J., Williams, L., Nadler, M., Neighbors, K., Amsden, K., Cao, Y., Nugent, M., Alonso, E., & Simpson, P. (2015). Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: Transition to Home and Chronic Illness Care.  Pediatric Transplantation, 19 (1), 118-129.  

Yakusheva, O., Lindrooth. R., & Weiss, M.E. (2014). Nurse value-added and patient outcomes in acute care. Health Services Research, 49(6), 1767–1786.

Yakusheva, O., Lindrooth. R., & Weiss, M.E. (2014). Economic evaluation of the 80    percent baccalaureate nurse workforce recommendation: a patient-level analysis. Medical Care. 52(10), 864-869.

Lerret, S. M., Weiss, M. E., Stendahl, G., Chapman, S., Neighbors, K., Amsden, K., Lokar, J., Voit, A., Menendez, J., & Alonso, E. (2014).  Transition from Hospital to Home Following Pediatric Sold Organ Transplant: Qualitative Findings of the Parent Experience.”  Pediatric Transplantation, 18, 527-537.

Weiss, M.E., Costa, L., Yakusheva, O., & Bobay. K. (2014). Validation of patient and    nurse short forms of the Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale and their relationship to return to the hospital. Health Services Research, 49(1), 304-317.

Jerofke, T., Weiss, M., & Yakusheva, O. (2014). 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, 70(6), 1310-1322.

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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.