Valerie Boebel Toly, PhD, RN, CPNP

Assistant Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Pediatric Primary Care
  • Primary Care of Children with Chronic Conditions
  • Pediatric Health Assessment
  • Professional Development for the Advanced Practice Nurse: Leadership, Negotiation
  • Nursing Theory

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Families of Children Who Are Technology Dependent
  • Children with Chronic Illness
  • Normalization and Family Functioning In Families of Children with Chronic Conditions
  • Resourcefulness Training as an Intervention for Mothers of Children who are Technology-Dependent

Research Projects

  • Resourcefulness Intervention for Mothers of Technology-Dependent Children NINR (V. Toly, PI)  9/19/17-8/31/19
  • Pilot Project Principal Investigator, Funded 8/1/16- 7/31/18 P30 NR 015326-03 NIH/NINR (Moore, PI). “The Effects of Resourcefulness Training Intervention and Decentering on Self-Management of Stress in Caregivers of Children with Complex Chronic Conditions Dependent on Lifesaving Medical Technology: A Pilot Study”. In P30 SMART Center II: Brain-Behavior Connection in Self-Management Science.
  • Principal Investigator, "Mothers Caring for Technology-Dependent Neonates." Funded by Sigma Theta Tau International 11/1/15 – 10/31/16.
  • Principal Investigator, "Families of Children Who Are Technology Dependent." Funded by Society of Pediatric Nurses (April 2008- April 2009), Alpha Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, FPB School of Nursing Alumni Association
  • Principal Investigator, "Families of Children who are Technology Dependent: A Follow-up." Funded by Sigma Theta Tau International (June 1, 2008- May 31, 2009)

Awards and Honors

MNRS Family Research Interest Group Early Investigator Award
Society of Pediatric Nurses New Researcher Award of Excellence
Commendation for commitment to patients and leadership in the field of pediatric nursing
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Certificate of Excellence, First Place Research Poster Award, “Families of Children who are Technology Dependent”,
19th Annual Society of Pediatric Nurses Convention,
Grand Prize Award Graduate Student Poster Contest, “Families of Children who are Technology Dependent”,
Research ShowCASE
First Place Research Poster Award, “Families of Children who are Technology Dependent”
29th Annual National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Conference



Doctor of Nursing Science
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science
Nursing Care of Children
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Kent State University
Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital School of Nursing

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowship
NIH T32 Nurse Scientist Training Program

Additional Information


  • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Certification #90011