Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN

Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Distinguished University Professor
Case Western Reserve University

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Nursing Theory and Research
  • Teaching/Learning
  • Health Policy
  • Health and Human Rights

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Health care delivery systems
  • Public policy of health care
  • Geriatric mental health issues

Research Projects


  • Principal Investigator, "Depression and Silent Suicide Among Hospitalized Elders," Mount Sinai Hospital, 2003-2004.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, "Grandmothers Caring for Grandchildren in Uganda" (C. Musil, PI), Case Research Initiation Grant, 2002-2003.
  • Project Director, "Nursing Care Quality Initiative," Mount Sinai NYU Health and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, 2000-2002.
  • Principal Investigator, "Small Grant Instrumentation Project," National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 1992-1995.
  • Project Director, "Pre and Post Doctoral Geriatric Mental Health Research Training," National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, 1989-1994.


  • Consultant, Long Island Jewish Hospital Geriatric Family Centered Care Training, Division of Nursing, HRSA, 2003-2006.
  • Project Director, "Health, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Focus on HIV/AIDS," Case Western Reserve University, Walter Nord UCITE grant, 2002-2003.
  • Project Director, "Professional Nurse Traineeship Program," Division of Nursing, 1985-1992.
  • Project Director, "Biomedical Research Support Grant," Division of Research Resources, DHHS, 1985-1992.
  • Project Director, "Nurse Executive Focus of the PhD in Nursing Program," Division of Nursing, HRSA, 5D23NU00357, 1985-1986.
  • Project Director, "ND (Doctor of Nursing) Evaluation," Cleveland Foundation, 84-546-31R, 1985-1987.


  • Fitzpatrick, J. J., McCarthy, G. (2016). Nursing Concept Analysis: Application to Research and Practice. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
  • Jones, J., Fitzpatrick, J. J., Rogers, V. L. (2016). In Jones, J., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (Eds.), Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: An Interpersonal Approach, (2nd ed.) New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
  • Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2016). Community-Based Participatory Research: Challenges and Opportunities. Applied Nursing Research, 31, 187. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2016.06.005.
  • Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2016). Helping Nursing Students Develop and Expand Their Emotional Intelligence. Nursing Education Perspectives, 37(3), 124.
  • Lee, H., Kim, S., DeMarco, R., Aronowitz, T., Mtengezo, J., Kang, Y., Yang, Y. Touch, D., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2015). Recognizing global disparities in health and in health transitions in the 21st century: What can nurses do? Applied Nursing Research.
  • Delaney, M., Barden, A. M., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2015). The impact of a sepsis educational program for nurses on nurse competence. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Weathers, E., McCarthy, G., Landers, M., Porter, C., Cortese, M., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2015). Nurses’ caring behaviors: A comparative study in Ireland and the United States. International Journal for Human Caring, 19(3):30-35.
  • Landers, M. G., Weathers, E., McCarthy, G., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2015). Professional caring: Descriptions from student nurses’ perceptions midway through their educational program. International Journal for Human Caring.
  • Lilly, K., Fitzpatrick, J. J., Madigan, E. A., & Quinn Griffin, M. T., (2015). Barriers to implementing information technology in DNP curriculums. Journal of Professional Nursing.
  • Anderson, C., Post, K., Smith, D., Stinson, K., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2014). Selling your dream: Business planning for the nurse leader. Nurse Leader, 12(5): 62-67
  • Quinn Griffin, M. T., Mott, M., Burrell, P. M., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2014). Palauans who chew betel nut: social impact of oral disease.Int Nurs Rev, 61(1), 148-155. doi: 10.1111/inr.12082
  • Fitzpatrick, J. J., Ea, E. E. (2011). In J.J. Fitzpatrick & E.E. Ea (Ed.), 201 Careers in Nursing. New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Fitzpatrick, J. J., Kazer, M. W. (2011). In J.J. Fitzpatrick & M.W. Wallace (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, 3rd ed. New York:  Springer Publishing.
  • Bates, M. D., Quinn Griffin, M. T., Killion, C. M., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). African American males’ knowledge and attitudes toward genetic testing and willingness to participate in genetic testing: A pilot study. Journal of National Black Nurses' Association, 22(1), 1-7.
  • Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Book addictions and the elephant in the room. Nursing Education Perspectives, 32(5), 287.
  • Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Making the future of nursing the present.Nursing Education Perspectives, 32(1), 7.
  • Hauck, A., Quinn Griffin, M. T., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Structural empowerment and anticipated turnover among critical care nurses.Journal of Nursing Management, 19(2), 269-276.
  • Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). The “to do” list for the beginning of a new academic year. Nursing Education Perspectives, 32(4), 219.
  • Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Extending our understanding of cultural competence in nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives, 32(6), 259.
  • Baker, S. L., Fitzpatrick, J. J., Quinn Griffin, M. T. (2011). Empowerment and job satisfaction in associate degree nurse educators. Nursing Education Perspectives, 32(4), 234-239. doi: 10.5480/1536-5026-32.4.234.
  • Sacco, L. M., Quinn Griffin, M. T., McNulty, R., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Use of the Serenity Prayer among adults with type 2 diabetes: a pilot study. Holistic Nursing Practice, 25(4), 192-8.
  • Barden, A. M., Quinn Griffin, M. T., Donahue, M., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Shared governance and empowerment in registered nurses working in a hospital setting. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 35(3), 212-8.
  • Sharpnack, P. A., Quinn Griffin, M. T., Benders, A. M., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Self-Transcendence and Spiritual Well-Being in the Amish. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 29(2), 91-7.
  • Smith, D., Quinn Griffin, M. T., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Exercise and exercise intentions among obese and overweight individuals.Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 23(2), 92-100.
  • O'Shea, E. R., Wallace, M., Quinn Griffin, M. T., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). The effect of an educational session on pediatric nurses' perspectives toward providing spiritual care. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 26(1), 34-43.
  • Maylone, M. M., Ranieri, L., Quinn Griffin, M. T., McNulty, R., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Collaboration and autonomy: perceptions among nurse practitioners. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 23(1), 51-57 doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2010.00576.x.
  • Rivera, R. R., Fitzpatrick, J. J., Boyle, S. M. (2011). Closing the RN engagement gap: which drivers of engagement matter? Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(6), 265-72.
  • Fitzpatrick, J. J., Campo, T. M., Lavandero, R. (2011). Critical care staff nurses: empowerment, certification, and intent to leave. Critical Care Nurse, 31(6), e12-7.
  • Donahue, M., Kazer, M. W., Smith, L., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Effect of a geriatric nurse education program on the knowledge, attitudes, and certification of hospital nurses. J Contin Educ Nurs, 42(8), 360-364. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20110415-01.
  • Slaven-Lee, P. W., Padden, D., Andrews, C. M., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Emotional Distress and Health Risk Behaviors of Mothers of United States Marines. International Nursing Review, 58(2), 164-70.
  • Ernst, E. J., Speck, P. M., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Evaluation of image quality of digital photo documentation of female genital injuries following sexual assault. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 7(4), 182-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-3938.2011.01103.x.
  • Clement-O’Brien, K., Polit, D., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Innovativeness of nurse leaders. Journal of Nursing Management.
  • Adorador, A., McNulty, R., Hart, D., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Perceived barriers to immunizations as identified by Latino mothers. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 23(9), 501-8.
  • McCabe, D., Alvarez, C. M., McNulty, R., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Perceptions of Physical Restraints Use in the Elderly among Registered Nurses and Nurse Assistants in a Single Acute Care Hospital. Geriatric Nursing, 32(1), 39-45.
  • Landers, M., Savage, E., McCarthy, G., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Self-care strategies for the management of bowel symptoms experienced following sphincter saving surgery for rectal cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 15(6), 105-13.
  • Danzey, I. M., Ea, E. E., Fitzpatrick, J. J., Garbutt, S., Rafferty, M., Zychowitz, M. (2011). The DNP as preparation for nursing education. Journal of Professional Nursing.
  • Fitzpatrick, J. J., Donahue, M. (2011). Transitioning hospital-based nurse leaders to professional doctorates. Nurse Leader, 10, 46-47,55.
  • Ernst, E. J., Speck, P. M., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Usefulness: Forensic photo documentation after sexual assault. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 33, 29-38.
  • Green, L., Matos, P., Murillo, I., Neushotz, L., Popeo, D., Aloysi, A., Samuel, J., Craig, E., Porter, C., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Use of Dolls as a Therapeutic Intervention: Relationship to Previous Negative Behaviors and Pro Re Nata (prn) Haldol Use Among Geropsychiatric Inpatients. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 27(5), 311-4.
  • McKinnon, T., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Global Service Learning in Nursing:   A Partnership Perspective. New York: National League for Nursing.
  • Danzey, I. M., Ea, E., Fitzpatrick, J. J., Garbutt, S. J., Rafferty, M., Zychowicz, M. E. (2011). The doctor of nursing practice and nursing education: highlights, potential, and promise. Journal of Professional Nursing, 27(5), 311-314. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2011.06.008.
  • Esposito, E. M., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Registered nurses' beliefs of the benefits of exercise, their exercise behavior and their patient teaching regarding exercise. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 17(4), 351-6.
  • Donahue, M., Miller, M., Smith, L., Dykes, P., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). A Leadership Initiative to Improve Communication and Enhance Safety. American Journal of Medical Quality, 26(3), 206-11.
  • Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Renewed and new recommendations for world health: "turning the world upside down". Nursing Education Perspective, 32(3), 147.
  • Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Going global: Enhancing nurse educators' participation in achieving the millennium development goals. Nursing Education Perspective, 32(2), 75.
  • Murphy, M. B., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Illness intrusiveness of a diagnosis of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) among adults: A pilot study. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 7(1), 46-50.
  • Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Making the future of nursing the present. Nursing Education Perspectives, 32(2), 7.
  • De Milt, D. G., Fitzpatrick, J. J., McNulty, R. (2011). Nurse practitioners' job satisfaction and intent to leave current positions, the nursing profession, and the nurse practitioner role as a direct care provider. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 23(1), 42-50.
  • Friedman, M. I., Cooper, A. H., Click, E. R., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). Specialized New Graduate RN Critical Care Orientation: Retention and Financial Impact. Nursing Economic$, 29(1), 7-14.


Doctor of Philosophy
Nursing Education
New York University
Master of Science
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
The Ohio State University
Master of Business Administration
Business Management
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Georgetown University

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