Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Research Design and Methods

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Family Caregivers of Persons with Serious Mental Illness (Bipolar Disorder and Depression), and Dementia
  • Promoting Resourcefulness in Maintaining Health and Functioning of Elders and Grandmothers
  • Instrument Development and Psychometrics
  • Intervention Development: Resourcefulness Training and Self-management,
  • Preventing and Treating Stress and Depression across the Life Span

Research Projects

Research

  • Principal Investigator, “Tailored Health Self-Management Interventions for Highly Distressed Family Caregivers,“ National Institute of Nursing Research (2016-2021), R01-NR6817.
  • Co-investigator, “GIFT web-based resourcefulness training for grandmother caregivers. (Musil, C., Principal Investigator), National Institute of Nursing Research (2016-2020), R01-NR5999.
  • Co-investigator, “Resourcefulness intervention for mothers of technology-dependent children (Toly, V., Principal Investigator), National Institute of Nursing Research (2016-2020), R15NR017302
  • Principal Investigator, “Teaching Resourcefulness to Women Caregivers of Elders with Dementia,” National Institute of Nursing Research (2009-2012), R21-NR0368.
  • Principal Investigator, “Promoting Resourcefulness in Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren.” National Institute of Nursing Research (2007-2010), R21-NR0581.
  • Co-investigator, “Grandmothers and Transitions (Musil, C.M., Principal investigator), National Institute of Nursing Research (2006-2010), R01-NR015999-02 
  • Principal Investigator, "Cardiovascular Responses in Black Female Caregivers," National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health (1999-2001), R01 NR4290.
  • Principal Investigator, "Teaching Resourcefulness to Chronically Ill Older Adults," National Institute of Nursing Research (1998-2003), R01NR4428.
  • Principal Investigator, "Social Cognitive Factors Affecting the Health of Elders," National Institute of Aging (1998-1999), R03-AG6469.

Training (Currently Active)

  • Director, PhD in Nursing Program, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Project Director, Nurse Faculty Loan Program, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Program Administrator, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Future of Nursing Scholars Program funding to complete the PhD in Nursing Program in Three Years

Awards and Honors

Psychiatric Nurse of the Year
2017
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Distinguished Contribution to Nursing in the Midwest
2016
Midwest Nursing Research Society

Publications

Recent (Selected First-Authored) Publications

  • Zauszniewski, J.A., Musil, C.M., & Lekhak, N.  (2018, in press). Caregiver Reactions to Dementia Symptoms: Effects on Coping Repertoire and Mental HealthIssues in Mental Health Nursing. 
  • Zauszniewski, J.A., Musil, C.M., Herbell, K., & Givens, S. (2017).  Biofeedback in Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren: Evaluating Intervention Parameters.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38(6), 493-499.
  • Zauszniewski, J.A. (2017). Concerns with construct validity [editorial]. Journal of Nursing Measurement25(1), 1-2
  • Zauszniewski, J.A. (2016). Resourcefulness: Current state of the science [editorial]. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(12), 1551-1553.
  • Zauszniewski, J. A., Lekhak, N., Burant, C. J., Underwood, P. W., & Morris, D. L. (2016). Resourcefulness Training for dementia caregivers: Establishing fidelityWestern Journal of Nursing Research, 38(12), 1554-1573.
  • Zauszniewski, J.A., Lekhak, N., Burant, C., Variath, M., & Morris, D. (2016).  Preliminary evidence for effectiveness of resourcefulness training for women dementia caregivers.  Journal of Family Medicine, 3(5), 1069 (9 pages).
  • Zauszniewski, J. A., Lekhak, N., Napoleon, B., & Morris, D. L. (2016). Resourcefulness Training for women dementia caregivers: Acceptability and feasibility of two methodsIssues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(4), 249-­256.
  • Zauszniewski, J.A., Musil, C.M., & Variath, M. (2015).  Effects of biofeedback on stress, emotions, and cognitions in grandmothers:  Correlations between subjective and objective measures.  Biofeedback, 43(4), 193-199.
  • Zauszniewski, J.A. (2016). Measures of mental health for diverse populations [editorial].  Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 30(4), 449.
  • Zauszniewski, J.A., Lekhak, N., Au, T.Y., Yolpant, W., & Morris, D.L., (2015). Need for resourcefulness training for women caregivers of elders with dementia. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36(12), 1007-1012.
  • Zauszniewski, J.A., & Musil, C.M. (2014).  Interventions for grandmothers: Comparative effectiveness of resourcefulness training, HRV biofeedback, and journaling. Biofeedback, 42(3), 121-129.Zauszniewski, J.A., & Bekhet, A.K., (2014).  Factors associated with emotional distress of women family members of adults with serious mental illness.  Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 28(2), 102-107.
  • Zauszniewski, J.A., Musil, C.M., Au, T.Y., Burant, C.J., & Standing, T.S.  (2014). Resourcefulness training for grandmothers raising grandchildren: Establishing fidelity. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(2), 228-244.
  • Zauszniewski, J.A., Musil, C.M., Burant, C.J., & Au, T.Y. (2014). Evidence for preliminary effectiveness of resourcefulness training interventions for grandmothers raising grandchildren. Research in Nursing and Health, 37(1), 42-52.
  • Zauszniewski, J.A., Au, T.Y., & Musil, C.M. (2013). Heart rate variability biofeedback in grandmothers raising grandchildren: Effects on stress, emotions, and cognitions. Biofeedback, 41(3), 144-149.
  • Zauszniewski, J.A., Musil, C.M., & Au, T.Y. (2013).  Resourcefulness training for grandmothers raising grandchildren: Acceptability and feasibility of two methods.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34(6), 435-441.
  • Zauszniewski, J.A., Au, T.Y., & Musil, C.M. (2012). Resourcefulness training for grandmothers raising grandchildren:  Is there a need?  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33(10), 680-686.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science in Nursing
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Arts
Human Services/Counseling
John Carroll University
Bachelor of Arts
Psychology/Interpersonal Communication
Cleveland State University
Associate Degree Registered Nurse
St. Alexis Hospital School of Nursing
Certificate in Biofeedback Training
Biofeedback Training Institute/Stens Corporation
Certificate in Catholic Studies
Newman Theological College
Certificate in Pastoral Care
Newman Theological College

Additional Information

Certification

  • Certification / Re-certification as Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse, American Nurses' Association, 2021

Copyrighted Works

  • Depressive Cognition Scale (1995)
  • Resourcefulness Training Intervention (1995, revised 2006)
  • Resourcefulness and Quality of Life Theory (2006, revised 2017)
  • Resourcefulness Scale (2006)
  • Resourcefulness Skills Scale (2011)
  • Intervention Parameters Model (2007, revised 2018)