Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Frances Vlasses, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN

Title/s:  Professor

Office #:  Building 125, Room 2523, HSD

Phone: 708.216.3547



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.