Faculty and Staff
MariJo Letizia, PhD, RN, APN/ANP-BC, FAANP
Associate Dean, Masters and DNP Programs
Office #: Building 125, Room 4506, HSD
|BSN||Loyola University Chicago||1979|
|MSN||Northern Illinois University||1992|
|PhD||Loyola University Chicago||1996|
I teach courses in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, in both face-to-face and online formats. As a practicing clinician with decades of experience in the care of adult patients; national certification in Medical-Surgical Nursing; and as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, I am especially interested in teaching students about caring for adult patients and their families across disease trajectories and practice settings.
Courses Taught 2015-2016
GNUR 102 Introduction to Professional Nursing
GNUR 471 Palliative Care
Research/Scholarly Interests and Selected Publications
My research and scholarly interests include the education about, and provision of, palliative care to patients and families. I have conducted grant-funded research investigations; published extensively; and presented at regional, national, and international conferences on this topic.
Letizia, M. & Jones, T. 2012. An educational program for nurse practitioners providing palliative care in nursing homes. The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 14(5), 351-358.
Habich, M. & Letizia, M. 2015. Pediatric Pain Assessment in the Emergency Department: A Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Protocol. Pediatric Nursing, 41(4), 198-202.
Keske, L. & Letizia, M. 2010. Clostridium difficile infection: Essential Information for Nurses. MEDSURG Nursing, 19(6), 329-333.
Letizia, M. 2013. Wounds. In Dahlin & Lynch (Eds.), Core Curriculum for the Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Nurse, 2nd Edition. HPNA: Pittsburg.
Letizia, M. 2011. Palliative Care. In Daniels, Nosek, and Nicoll (Eds.), Contemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing. 2nd Edition. New York: Thomson Delmar Learning.
HCR Manor Care, as an APRN
Professional & Community Affiliations
- Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses
- Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses
- Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
- Sigma Theta Tau
- MedSurg Nursing
- Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing