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Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Frances Vlasses, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

Title/s: Associate Professor
Chair, Health Systems, Leadership and Policy Department

Office #: Building 125, Room 4537, HSD

Phone: 708.216.3547

E-mail: fvlasse@luc.edu


Post-Doctoral Fellowship:

1997-1999, University of Iowa College of Nursing. Nursing Intervention, Outcome Training Grant

Research Interests


$8,000 Minority Nurse Transition to "Real World" Service, Loyola University Chicago, Summer Stipend, MNTTRS, Service (PI) $4,928 The Effects of Coping Skills Training on Psychosocial and Health Outcomes on Teens with Asthma, 2002, Co-PI with Dr. B.Velsor-Friedrich Niehoff School of Nursing Palmer Award

Research in Progress:

The Relationship between Nurse Manager Academic Preparation and Staff Outcomes.  Collaboration with Catholic Health Initiative. with Androwich, I.; Haas, S.; Honey, D. and Dominiak, M. New Graduate transitions: does diversity make a difference? With Dominiak, M.

Research Interests:

Factors impacting the creation of Healthy Work Environments


Professional & Community Affiliations

Editorial Boards:

International Journal of Human Caring


American Academy of Nursing Media Award, The Chicago Nurse Parade: Images of America

Best of Books, Sigma Theta Tau, International, for Ordinary PeopleExtraordinary Lives: the stories of nurses

Women's Health Network, Annual achievement in Health Care nominee

International Award nominee, The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Media Award for Print. The Chicago Nurse Parade: Images of America

Eleventh  Annual St. Peregrine Award for Healing Media Award, American Academy of Nursing. Honorable Mention. Smeltzer, C.H. & Vlasses, F. (2003).  Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: the Stories of Nurses - Indianapolis, Sigma Theta Tau International.

Selected Publications

Vlasses, F.,  Rogers, L.  (In press). Health Care Agencies. In Kelly-Heidenthal, P.,  Nosek, L.J (Eds). Contemporary Med-Surg Nursing.  NY:   Delmar.

Vlasses, F. & Smeltzer, C.H. (2004) Tell Your Story.  Invited paper. Nursing Spectrum (released Nationally for all regions)  May 3. (Posted Il, NY-NJ, Philadelphia-TriState, DC & Baltimore).

Smeltzer, C.H., Vlasses, F. & Robinson, C.R. (2005). Chicago Nurse Parade: Images of America. Chicago: Arcadia Press.

Smeltzer, C.H. & Vlasses, F. (2003).  Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: the Stories of Nurses. Indianapolis, Sigma Theta Tau International.


Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

Health Sciences Division: Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 · http://www.LUC.edu/hsd

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