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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Judith A. Vessey, PhD, DPNP, MBA, FAAN

leila holden carroll professor in nursing

Judith A. Vessey, Ph.D., DPNP, M.B.A., FAAN

Office
Cushing Hall 427
617-552-8817
judith.vessey@bc.edu

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

  • M.B.A. - Johns Hopkins University
  • M.S.N., Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania
  • DPNP Certificate - University of Miami
  • B.S.N. - Goshen College

RESEARCH INTERESTS

The effect of chronic teasing and bullying on psychological and physical health of children and adolescents; bullying in the workplace care coordination

BIOGRAPHY

The Lelia Holden Carroll Chair in Nursing attracts outstanding teachers and researchers to the School of Nursing. The inaugural holder of the position is Judith A. Vessey, Ph.D., M.B.A., FAAN. Vessey is a developmental pediatric nurse practitioner and a leading nurse researcher in the field of pediatric nursing with an emphasis on issues faced by children with chronic conditions and their families.

Dr. Judith Vessey’s career has been dedicated to caring for children, specifically in the area of primary care for children with, or at risk for, chronic conditions. As a developmental pediatric nurse practitioner, she has had the opportunity to influence children’s health outcomes through practice, research, and teaching.

Dr. Vessey received her BSN from Goshen College, a certificate as a Developmental Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Miami, her M.S.N. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Scholar at the University of California, San Francisco. She later received her M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University. The decision to seek this degree came from her realization that understanding the economics and business practices of health care was essential to being able to contribute to related policy determinations for children with chronic conditions.

Dr. Vessey’s current research focuses on teasing and bullying. Her interest in this area of inquiry began when she witnessed the difficulties that children with chronic conditions faced on being included in school. This work has led to a new avenue of study - bullying, harassment, and horizontal violence in the workplace. Dr. Vessey’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, professional organizations and private foundations.  Dr. Vessey has authored over 100 articles, chapters, and books and has presented widely. Dr. Vessey is actively involved in the American Academy of Nurses and served as co-chair of the Child and Family Expert Panel. 

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SELECTED APPOINTMENTS & AWARDS

  • March 2014-present - Reviewer, Grant Proposal, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Services Resources Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing, Washington, DC.
  • 2014 - Chairperson, US Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development Scientific Review, Washington DC.
  • 2011 - Mentor Recognition, ENRS
  • 2012-present - Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
  • 2010-present - Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Nursing Research

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Vessey, J. A., & Prescott, H. (in press). Helping children who are being teased or bullied. To appear in Nursing Spectrum.
  •  McVey, C., Vessey, J. A., & Kenner, C. (in press). Interprofessional dedicated education unit (IDEU): An academic practice partnership. To appear in Nurse Educator.
  • DiFazio, R. L., Harris, M., Vessey, J. A., Glader, L., & Shanske, S. (2014). Opportunities lost and found: Experiences of patients with cerebral palsy and their parents transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 7(1), 17-31. doi: 10.3233/PRM-140276
  • Tabloski, P. (2014). Gerontological nursing (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
  • Vessey, J. A., & DiFazio, R. L. (2014). Advanced practice registered nurses in emergency care. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 4(1), 43-49. doi: 10.1016/j.afjem.2013.04.008

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