Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae – Nursing (1958-2000)

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago, Ph.D., 1991, Nursing Science
Chicago, IL

Governors State University, Post-masters, 1983-85, Counseling (3 credits)
Park Forest South, IL

University of Illinois at the Medical Center, M.S., 1981, Psychiatric/Community Mental Health Nursing
Chicago, IL

Governors State University, B.H.S., 1977, Nursing
Park Forest South, IL

Blodgett Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Diploma, 1962, Nursing
Grand Rapids, MI

Professional Experience

Trinity Christian College, Professor Emerita-2000; Professor-1998-2000; Associate Professor-1996-1998
Palos Heights, IL

St. Xavier University, Associate Professor-1993-1996; Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing-1993-1995
Chicago, IL

Valparaiso University, Assistant Professor, 1992-1993
Valparaiso, IN

Loyola University Medical Center, Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist/Associate Director, Sociocultural Research Program, 1991-1992
Maywood, IL

Trinity Christian College, Assistant Professor-1983-1991; Acting Director, Department of Nursing-1984-1985
Palos Heights, IL

Prairie State College, Instructor, 1982-1983
Chicago Heights, IL

St. James Hospital,  Nursing Education Coordinator/Acting Director, Education Department, 1981-1982
Chicago Heights, IL

Prairie State College, Clinical Instructor, 1978-1979
Chicago Heights, IL

Keystone Steel and Wire Division, Relief Clinic Nurse, 1976-1978
Chicago Heights, IL

Anchor Organization for Health Maintenance, Clinic Nurse, 1975-1976
Park Forest South, IL

Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Staff Nurse, 1971-1972
Harvey, IL

West Suburban Hospital, Staff Nurse, 1966-1968
Oak Park, IL

Eitel Hospital, Staff Nurse, 1966
Minneapolis, MN

Blodgett Memorial Hospital, Head Nurse-1964-1965; Staff Nurse-1962-1964
Grand Rapids, MI

Pine Rest Christian Psychiatric Hospital, Nurse’s Aid, 1958-1959
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Honors/Awards

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing – Alpha Lambda Chapter (Inducted 1981)

University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College Fellowship, 1987-1988 (Four quarters)

Department of Health and Human Services Professional Nurse Traineeship, 1988-1991  (Seven quarters)

University of Illinois College of Nursing Research Committee’s abstract recommendation for participation in the 16th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Graduate Student Poster competition, 1992

16th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference First Place Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student Poster, Chicago, Illinois, 1992

Trinity Christian College, Rank of Professor of Nursing Emerita, 2000

Professional Memberships

American Nurses Association/Illinois Nurses Association (1976-1996)

Delegate, Biennial Convention, St. Charles, IL 1987

Delegate, Biennial Convention, Chicago, IL  1989

Delegate, Biennial Convention, Chicago, IL  1991

First Vice President, District 20, 1993-1994

Delegate, Biennial Convention, Peoria, IL  1993

President, District 20, 1994-1996

Member, Lobby Day Planning Committee, 1995

Delegate, Biennial Convention, Itasca, IL 1995

American Psychiatric Nurses Association 1996-2000

Midwest Nursing Research Society 1989-1999

Sigma Theta Tau (1981-2000)

Alpha Lambda Chapter, 1981-1994, 1997-2000

Member, Program Committee (1992-1994)

Alpha Omicron Chapter, 1994-1997

Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 1996-1999

Publications/Professional

Roelofs, L. & VanAndel, G. (2001). Leisure programs. In M. D. Mezey (Ed.),   Encyclopedia of Elder Care (pp. 394-396). New York: Springer.

Roelofs, L. (2000). Review of Caregiving-Leisure and Aging. Doody’s Review Service Online. Available: http://www.doody.com

Roelofs, L. (1999). The meaning of leisure. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 25(10), 32-39.

deVito, R., Musa, M., Roelofs, L., Maskel, L., Dyson, M., & Weisman, D. (1994). Initial studies into the epidemiologic, sociocultural, and psychological characteristics of serial killers worldwide. The Loyola Psychiatric Forum, VI(1), 2-4.

Publications/Nonfiction

Roelofs, L. (1987). Self-awareness: The essence of psychiatric mental health nursing. Patience Plus, 4(3), 7-8. (Trinity Christian College Nursing Department newsletter)

Roelofs, L. (1987).  Service: A compelling calling. Patience Plus, 4,(2), 6-7. (Trinity Christian College Nursing Department newsletter)

Publications/Abstracts

Roelofs, L. (1998). The Influence of Students’ Religious Beliefs on Their Attitudes toward Studying Nursing Research. In Proceedings of the 22nd  Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, (p. 15). IL: Midwest Nursing Research Society.

Roelofs, L. (1997). Authoring leisure: Strategies used by Dutch older Americans to achieve leisure satsifaction. In Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Research Congress of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (p. 254). WI: OMNIPRESS.

Roelofs, L. (1997). Client validation of the nursing diagnosis of Diversional Activity Deficit. In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference (p. 256). IL: Midwest Nursing Research Society.

Roelofs, L. (1996). Getting used to it: Older persons’ management of transition from home to retirement home. In Proceedings of the 20th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference (p. 88). IL: Midwest Nursing Research Society.

Roelofs, L. (1996).  The nurse’s role in retirement home residents’ leisure. In Proceedings of the 20th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference (p. 53). IL: Midwest Nursing Research Society.

Roelofs, L. (1994). Identifying defining characteristics of a new nursing diagnosis: Impaired ability to author leisure. In P. Shumann (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference (p. 100). WI: OMIPRESS.

Roelofs, L., & Korthuis, K. (1994). Impact of qualitative research methodology on older persons. In P. Shumann (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference (p. 166). WI: OMIPRESS.

Roelofs, L. (1993). Leisure: Concept development using a hybrid model. In M. Huck (Ed.), Proceedings of the 17th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference (p. 106).  WI: OMNIPRESS.

Roelofs, L. (1992). Authoring leisure: Strategies of older persons. In M. Huck (Ed.), Proceedings of the 16th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference (p. 230). WI: OMNIPRESS.

Roelofs, L. (1992). The meaning of leisure for older persons. In M. Huck (Ed.), Proceedings of the 16th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference (p. 62). WI: OMNIPRESS.

Roelofs, L. (1987). Leisure preferences of the institutionalized elderly. INA Chart, 82(2), 7.

Prospectus Review

Roelofs, L. (October, 1994) Review of prospectus for a second edition of Maas, M., Buckwalter, K., & Hardy, M.’s Nursing diagnoses and interventions for the elderly. Reviewed for Sage Publications.

 

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