Assistant Professor

Specialization / Certification
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 2008-present

Highest Degree
PhD, Marquette University

Scholarly Interests
Patient empowerment; Instrument development; Post-Surgical nursing; Cancer survivorship

Titles of Courses Recently Taught

Selected Publications

Jerofke, T.A.  Weiss, M. & Yakusheva, O. (2013) Patient perceptions of patient-empowering nurse behaviours, patient activation and functional health status in postsurgical patients with life-threatening long-term illnesses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, e-publication ahead of print, DOI:10.1111/jan.12286

Jerofke, T.A. (2013). Concept analysis of empowerment from survivor and nurse perspectives within the context of cancer survivorship. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 27(3), 157-172.

Bobay, K.L., Jerofke, T.A., Weiss, M.E., & Yakusheva, O. (2010). Age related differences in perception of qualityofdischarge teaching and readiness for hospital discharge. Geriatric Nursing, 31(3), 178-187.

Weiss, M., Johnson, N.L., Malin, S., Jerofke, T.A.,  Lang, C., & Sherburne, E.  (2008).  Readiness for discharge in parents of hospitalized children.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 23(4), 282-295. 

Grants or Awards

Perceptions of Patient-Empowering Nurse Behaviors, Marquette University College of Nursing, 2015

Perceptions of Patient-Empowering Nurse Behaviors, Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium – Building
Bridges, 2015

Psychometric Analysis of Patient Perceptions of Patient-Empowering Nurse Behaviors Scale (PPPNBS) in Patients with Chronic Illness, Marquette University, 2014

Patient Perceptions of Patient-Empowering Nurse Behaviors and Patient Activation After Surgery, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, $5000, 2012

Professional Memberships



The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center

The center is designed as a nurse managed health center, under the auspices of the Marquette University College of Nursing, providing community access to health care services while enhancing educational opportunities for nursing students. Learn more about MNHC.