Margaret J. Bull
Office Phone

(414) 288-3817

Older adult and community health

Highest Degree/School
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
Continuity of care and health care transitions for elders and family caregivers, health of older adults and family caregivers, delirium in elders

Titles of Courses Recently Taught
HEAL 6010: Translational Research
HEAL 8002: Qualitative Research
NURS 3150: Essentials of Gerontological Nursing
NURS 3200: Introduction to Nursing Research
NURS 6010: Nursing Research Design and Methodology
NURS 6440: Theoretical Dimensions of Aging

Selected Publications:
(selected from 58 publications)

Bull, M.J., Avery J. & Boaz, L. (accepted). Psychometric properties of a family caregiver delirium knowledge questionnaire. Research in Gerontological Nursing.

Sjostedt, J.M., Bull, M. & Franczak, M. (2014). A quantitative description of uncertainty with mild cognitive impairment. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(10), 1374.

Bull, M.J., Boaz, L. & Sjostedt, J.M. (2014). Family caregivers knowledge of delirium and preferred modalities for receipt of information. Journal of Applied Gerontology, doi:10.1177/0733464814535484

Bull, M.J. (2013). Strategies for sustaining self used by family caregivers for older adults with dementia. Journal of Holistic Nursing, DOI:10.1177/0898010113509724

Bull, M.J., Boaz, L. & Sjostedt, J. (2013). Public Health Model Identifies Recruitment Barriers Among Older Adults with Delirium and Dementia. Public Health Nursing, DOI: 10.1111/phn.12075

Veal, J., Bull, M.J. & Miller, J. (2012). A framework of ethnically diverse graduate nursing students’ academic persistence and success. Nursing Education Perspectives. 33(5),254-259.

Yeh, P. & Bull, M.J. (2012). Use of resiliency model of family stress, adjustment, and adaptation in analysis of family caregiver reaction among families of older people with congestive heart failure. International Journal of Older People Nursing.7(2),117-126.

ull, M.J. (2011) Delirium in older adults attending adult day care and family caregiver distress. International Journal of Older People Nursing. 6(2), 85-92

Bull, MJ. (2011). The challenge of detecting delirium in older adults. International Journal of Older People Nursing. 6(2),83-84.

Paquette, M, Bull, M.J., Wilson, S. & Dreyfus, L. (2010). A complex elder simulation using improvisational actors. Nurse Educator, 35(6), 254-258.

Yeh, P. & Bull, M.J. (2009). Influences of spiritual well-being and coping on mental health of family caregivers for elders. Research in Gerontological Nursing. 2(3):173-181.

Grants or Awards

Principal Investigator: Preparing family caregivers to recognize delirium symptoms in older adults following arthroplasty of the knee or hip. Funded by the Retirement Research Foundation. $104,480.  Jan. 1, 2014-July 31, 2015: (Co-PIs Lesley Boaz and Mary Hagle,Co-I Lynn Gettrust).

Co-investigator/Mentor. Factors Promoting Positive Outcome for Veterans using Home Telehealth Funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Review $75,754. (Co-PIs:  Mary Hagle and Josephine Mancuso, Co-I: R. Hughes). Funded March 2014 (final report due June 2015).

Co-Investigator/Mentor. Perception of Patient Empowering Nurse Behaviors. Funded by the Marquette University College of Nursing Regner Fund $4900 and the Southeastern Wisconsin Building Bridges $2500. 2014-2015. PI: Teresa Jerofke.

Education Gants and PhD Student Support

Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Award. $225, 000. Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2015-2018

Jonas Scholar Leadership Fellowship  $25,000. Funded by the Jonas Foundation 2014. (Proposal developed in collaboration with Dr.Maureen O’Brien)

Jonas VA Scholars Award (scholarship to fund PhD student pursuing research related to Veterans health. $15,000 Spring 2012 (Proposal developed in collaboration with Maureen O’Brien and University Advancement)

Director, Nurse Faculty Loan Program Grant, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration, July 2013-June 2014. $56, 820.

Director, Nurse Faculty Loan Program Grant, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration, July 2012 - June 30, 2013, $115, 655.

Director, Nurse Faculty Loan Program Grant. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration. July 2011-June 30, 2012. $42,709.

Director, Nurse Faculty Loan Program Grant. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration. July 2010-June 30, 2011. $81,450.

Director (2008-2010) Co-Project Director (2006-2008). PhD Program Competing Continuation Grant, Teacher-Scholars: Vulnerable Populations. US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration, Advanced Education in Nursing Program, $800,000, Funded July 2006 to June 30, 2010. (Project Director 2006-2008: Judith Miller).


Living Legend Award, Delta Gamma At Large Chapter, SigmaThetaTau, September 2013

Inaugural Member, Vanguard Society, Alverno College, October 2012

Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (inducted November 1996)

Fulbright Scholar Award, Research and Lecturing. Fall 1999, King's College London, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Professional Memberships






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Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.