Faculty Detail

Grace K. Wlasowicz, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC

Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
Grace K. Wlasowicz

Contact Information

255 Crittenden Blvd. Box SON Rochester, NY 14642
Work: 276-3140
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Education

Post Master's NP, 2011. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

PhD, 2001. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

Masters of Science, 1990. Syracuse, New York, NY, US

Bachelor, 1987. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US

Associate, 1983. Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY, US

Experience

Professional Experience: 1/1994 - Current. Clinical Teacher. Monroe Community College (Currently teaching clinical in psychiatric nursing). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 12/2012 - 12/2013. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Private Practice (Psychotherapy and Medication Management). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 7/1998 - 6/2009. Independent Contractor in Nursing Care. ROCHESTER NURSES REGISTRY (private duty, community health, child and adolescent residential settings and nursing supervision in nursing homes). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 9/2003 - 6/2004. Teaching clinical . Saint John Fisher College (psychiatric mental health nursing ). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 12/1995 - 7/1999. Clinical Examiner. Excelsior College (Evaluated graduate nurses in the pediatric and adult medical/surgical settings. Currently consulting on the development of the Fundamentals of Nursing Examination). Albany, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 5/1995 - 9/1995. Staff Nurse. Strong Memorial Hospital (Psychiatric Emergency Room evaluating acute psychiatric patients seeking treatment and implementing crisis intervention). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 5/1993 - 5/1994. Research Assistant. University of Rochester (Collected data for investigation of a nursing intervention study based on self-regulation theory). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1/1993 - 5/1994. Research Assistant. University of Rochester (Participated in data collection, entry and analysis for investigation of emotional and functional outcomes of women who have had cardiac surgery). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1/1992 - 1/1993. Adjunct Clinical Instructor. Onondaga Community College (Taught and evaluated students in acute care medical/surgical setting). Syracuse, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 7/1990 - 7/1992. Nurse Recruiter. Syracuse University College of Nursing (Assisted planning and implementation of innovative recruitment program). Syracuse, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1/1991 - 5/1992. Part-time Instructor. Syracuse University College of Nursing (Coordinated NCLEX Review class and seminar leader for freshmen adapting to the university. Lectured and clinical instruction in psychiatric nursing). Syracuse, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 9/1990 - 12/1990. Faculty Member. St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center (Lectured in theoretical component of Foundations of Nursing and Advanced Nursing. Involved in clinical instruction in medical/surgical and critical care settings. Provided service to the Research Committee, Student Personnel Services, and Faculty Organization.). Syracuse, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 9/1990 - 12/1990. Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Instructor. Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital (Taught the nursing process related to a variety of mentally ill patients in the clinical setting. Also focused on communication techniques, the nurse-client relationship, and the patho-physiology of mental illness.). Syracuse, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 5/1990 - 8/1990. Co-Leader of Graduate Nurse Support Group. St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center (Designed and developed peer support group for graduate nurses to ease their transition from student nurse to graduate nurse.). Syracuse, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1/1990 - 5/1990. Co-Leader of Rape/Incest Support Group. Syracuse University (Facilitated a group of rape and incest victims in their healing process.). Syracuse, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 3/1987 - 8/1987. Assisted Associate Professor at College of Nursing. Syracuse University (data collection for dissertation research on self-care.). Syracuse, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 9/1984 - 8/1987. Medication, floor and charge nurse. Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital (medical/surgical setting specializing in neurosurgery.). Syracuse, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 5/1983 - 8/1984. Manager . Loretto Geriatric Center (evening nursing staff and care of sixty residents). Syracuse, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 9/1980 - 8/1981. Nurse's Aide. Saranac Lake General Hospital (Performed primary nursing interventions in a small rural hospital.). Saranac Lake, NY, US.

Licensure

Psychiatry

Registered Nurse

Publications

Johnson, J.E., Fieler, V.K. Jones, L.S., Wlasowicz,G.S., Mitchell, M.L. . (1997). Self-Regulation Theory: Applying Theory to Practice..

Zerwic, J.J., King, K.B., & Wlasowicz, G.S. (1997). Perceptions of patients with cardiovascular disease about the causes of coronary artery disease. Heart and Lung., 26, 92-98.

Johnson, J.E., Fieler, V.K., Wlasowicz,G.S., Mitchell, M.L. & Jones, L.S. (1997). The effects of nursing care guided by self-regulation theory on coping with radiation therapy., 24, 1041-1050.

Fieler, V.K. Wlasowicz, G.S., Mitchell, M.L., Jones, L.S. & Johnson, J.E. (1996). Information preferences of patients undergoing radiation therapy., 23, 1603-1608.

Presentations

Got faculty? Transitioning advanced practice nurses to the faculty role.
APNN Retreat, University of Rochester School of Nursing

Transitioning Advanced Practice Nurses to the Faculty Role.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Simulation Learning Outcomes in Psychiatric Nursing.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Collaboration between Nursing Practice and Nursing Students to Increase Patient Satisfaction Response Rates through Performance Improvement.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Fall Prevention on a Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association

"Emotional and functional outcomes of impotent men undergoing pharmacologic erection therapy".
Convention, New York State Nurses Association

"Dementia".
Visiting Nurse Service and HCR

"Depression in the Elderly".
Visiting Nurse Service and HCR

Pattern of concerns about recovery after coronary artery bypass grafting in women.
67th Scientific Sessions Paper presented, American Heart Association

Dispositional optimism as a predictor of emotional and functional outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting in women.
67th Scientific Sessions Paper presented, American Health Association

"The Health Care Reform Movement and Nursing".
Clinical Ladder Promotion Ceremony , Clinical Ladder Promotion Ceremony

"Nursing: Our Vision".
Fifth Annual Nursing Symposium , Nursing Education Council

"Sexuality and the Traumatized Patient".
Orthopedic Nurses Teaching Day, Orthopedic Nurses

Awards

Member Epsilon XI.
Sigma Theta Tau International, 2006

Institutional National Research Service.
Institutional National Research Service from University of Rochester, 1994

Nursing Scholarship.
Nursing Scholarship Recipient , 1988

Memberships

American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Undergraduate Subcommittee

Genesee Valley Nurses Association, Member