Dr. Leona VandeVusse
Associate Professor
Office Phone

(414) 288-3844 or
Secretary (414) 288-3842


Certified Nurse-Midwife, 1979 - present

Highest Degree/School
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1993

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests

Descriptive Titles of Courses Recently Taught

Selected Publications
Tillett, J., Kostich, L.M., & VandeVusse, L. (2003). The use of over-the-counter medications during pregnancy. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 17(1), 3-18.

VandeVusse, L., Hanson, L., Fehring, R., Newman, A., & Fox, J. (2003). Couples’ views of the effects of natural family planning on marital dynamics. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 35(2), 171-176.

Harrod, K.S., Hanson, L., VandeVusse, L., & Heywood, P. (2003). Rh negative status and isoimmunization update: A case-based approach to care. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 17(3), 166-178.

Grants or Awards

Division of Nursing Federal Advanced Nurse Training Grants (1995-2007) $2,879,015

Regular Research Grant (with Dr. Hanson): on birth stories $2,000

Regular Research Grant: on hypnosis $2,500
Sigma Theta Tau Delta Gamma Chapter (with Drs. Fehring & Hanson) $2,000

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.