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



College of Nursing Mission Statement

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.