School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-4253
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Kruse

Julie Kruse PhD, RN

JULIE-KRUSE
 
Associate Professor 
2003 Human Health Building 
Phone: (248) 364-8719
juliekruse@oakland.edu

Education 
  • PhD, Nursing, The University of Michigan, 2012
  • Certificate in Nursing Education, The University of Michigan, 2011
  • Master’s of Science in Community Care Nursing, The University of Michigan, 2005
  • Certificate in International Health and Social Development, The University of Michigan, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Lourdes College, 1999
  • Nursing Diploma, St. Vincent School of Nursing, 1995
Research Area Interests 
  • Population Health Nursing
  • International Health and Social Development
  • Nursing Workforce Diversity
  • Nursing Student Retention
  • Sense of Belonging & Social Support: The Impact on Mental Health
  • Cultural Development
  • Assessment and Evaluation Processes
  • Mentorship & Preceptorship in Nursing Education

Research

  • Research Experience: (July 2015 - Present) Using a Social Determinants Lens to Enhance Student Success: Nursing Workforce Diversity Surveys: Educational Requirements Subscale, Finance Survey, Sense of Belonging Instrument, Student Needs Assessment, Student Perception Appraisal Revised-1-Pretest, and Technology Skills Assessment. These surveys are administered in a pre-test/post-test format.
    The Lourdes College Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) grant titled REACH: Realizing Educational Attainment and Careers in Healthcare is an education program development project funded by HRSA with the purpose to increase the number and percentage of students from underrepresented populations who are admitted to the nursing major, graduate with a BSN degree, and successfully pass the NCLEX-RN exam consistent with the goal under Title VIII, Section 821 of the Public Health Service Act to improve the diversity of the nursing workforce.
    The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the 2 year initiatives involved in the NWD grant, specifically initiatives related to self-understanding, academic preparation, engagement, and social engagement.
  • Research Experience: (January 2015 - Present) Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Strength of Cultural Affiliation Scale: The purpose of this study is twofold. The first purpose is to use confirmatory factor analysis to examine the Strength of Cultural Affiliation Scale (SCAS), developed by Mood, to further solidify the psychometric properties of this instrument. The second purpose of this study is to refine the SCAS. Modifications will include refinements to the existing scale based on best practice guidelines set by key researchers in the field of cultural relations and creating additional questions related to healthcare practices.
  • Research Experience: (July 2014 - Present) Considering a Relational Model for Depression in Women: The purpose of this research study is to examine the multiple variables of perceived social support, sense of belonging, conflict in relationships, parenting sense of competence, impaired bonding, and loneliness for their associations in a relational model for depression with women experiencing postpartum depression. The design of the study is correlational using multiple regression, path analysis, and structural equation modeling (SEM). The methodology includes utilizing an internet application for data collection.


Publications
  • Kruse, J. A., Williams, R. A., & Mood, D. (2017). Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Strength of Cultural Affiliation Scale. Cancer Nursing, 40(1), E28-E35. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000346.
  • Kruse, J. A., & Perzynski, K. (2016). (under review). AORN Congress: A Positive Impact on Student Professionalism, Sense of Belonging, & Commitment to the Profession. AORN Journal.
  • Kruse, J. A., Hagerty, B. M., Byers, W. S., Gatien, G., & Williams, R.A. (2014). Considering a relational model for depression in Navy recruits. Military Medicine, 179(11), 1293-1300.
  • Kruse, J. A., Williams, R. A., & Seng, J. S. (2014). Considering a Relational Model for Depression in Women with Postpartum Depression. International Journal of Childbirth, 4(3), 151-168.
  • Kruse, J. A., Didion, J., & Perzynski, K. (2014). Utilizing the Intercultural Development Inventory to develop intercultural competence. SpringerPlus, 3, 334, 1-8.
  • Kruse, J. A., Kane-Low, L., & Seng, J. S. (2013). Validation of alternative indicators of social support in perinatal outcomes research using quality of the partner relationship. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(7), 1562-1573.

Grants

  • Primary Investigator: HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant Proposal: (Funded July 2017) for $1,876,443. Grant # 12286756
  • Primary Investigator: Lourdes University Faculty Scholarship Fellowship: (Funded January 2016) for $3,000.
  • Primary Investigator: HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant Proposal: (Funded July 2015) for $648,294. Grant #D19HP28486
  • Primary Investigator: Sigma Theta Tau Grant Zeta Theta Chapter Alice-Manion Research Grant Award: (Funded May 2015) for $1,000.
  • Primary Investigator: Lourdes University Faculty Scholarship Fellowship: (Funded May 2014) for $3,000.
  • Primary Investigator: HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant Proposal: (Funding denied- July 2014) for $999,644.00.
  • Primary Investigator: HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant Proposal: (Funding Denied- July 2013) for $1,048,586.00.
  • Co-Author: HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant Proposal: (Funded- July 2010-June 2013) for $1,519,148.
  • Primary Investigator: National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Research Service Award (NRSA): (Funding denied- August 2010) for $95,553.
  • Co-Author: Service-Linked Education Partnership: Expanding MSN Enrollment and Enhancing Evidence Based Practice: (Funded 2009-2011) for $193,265, Ohio Board of Nurse Education Grant Program.
  • Contributing Author: Advanced Education in Nursing Traineeship Grant: (Funded 2010-2013) for $1.3 million, HRSA.
  • Co-Author: Career Ladders for LPN and CNA to BSN: (Funded July 2007- June 2010) for $950,000 over three years. This was a competing continuation proposal submitted to HRSA for a small Northwest Ohio college to continue their current project for an additional three years.

Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association, Member
  • Lucas County Medical Reserve Corp, Member
  • National League for Nursing, Member
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, Member
  • Transcultural Nursing Society, Member
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