Biography

Dr. Sopcheck is an instructor in the college of nursing since fall of 2016. Her area of clinical expertise is critical care and emergency nursing. Her professional nursing career includes staff, managerial, and academic/clinically based teaching positions. She relocated to Florida in 2001 and continued her clinically based nursing career as a clinical specialist in emergency and critical care nursing and critical care charge nurse. While pursuing her PhD in nursing from Florida Atlantic University, she held positions as an assistant professor of nursing in a RN-BSN program and an undergraduate nursing program. She obtained her PhD in the spring of 2016. Her doctoral dissertation explored the health challenge of family members in end of life situations. Dr. Sopcheck’s research interest continues to focus on end of life care, with a particular interest in the older adult population and family member experiences in end of life situations in acute care settings.

Teaching

Acute Care in Nursing Situations with Adults and Aging Populations

Acute Health Nursing Situations for Adults and Aging Populations in Practice

Complex Care Nursing Situations with Adults and Aging Populations in Practice

Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Capstone

Nursing Practice Immersion

Professional Development in Nursing 3: Leader/Coordinator of Caring Environments

Recent Publications

Publications

Sopcheck, J. (2015). An emerging concept: Peaceful letting go. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing,  29(1), 71-72. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2014.12.003

Sopcheck, J. (2016). Social, economic, and political issues affecting end-of-life care. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 17(1), 32-42. doi:  10.1177/1527154416642664

Liehr, P., Sopcheck, J., & Milbrath, G. (2016). Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75 years. American  Journal of Nursing, 116(12), 54-57.

Published interview: Board of Certification for Emergency Nurses (BCEN) Community Voice. (June 2017). Someone you Should Know: Janet Sopcheck, PhD, RN, CCRN, CEN, NE-BC

Presentations

May 31, 2013- Co-presenter-Podium Presentation at the 34th International Conference of the International Association for Human Caring (IAHC) (Orlando, Florida). Topic: The Integration of Caring Science within Nursing Simulations as an Effective Teaching Strategy in an End of Life Course at a Registered Nurse-Baccalaureate Program.

November 8, 2013- Poster Presentation at Broward College’s RN-BSN Student Conference “Honoring Our American Veterans.” (Davie, Florida) Title: Veterans: Army Nurses from World War II prepared by Dr. Patricia Liehr and presented by J. Sopcheck.

February 28, 2015- Poster Presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference (Tampa, Florida). Title: An Emerging Concept: Peaceful Letting Go.

May 21, 2015-Poster Presentation at the 36th International Conference of the International Association for Human Caring (New Orleans, Louisiana). Title: A Theoretical Caring Framework for End of Life Research. 

October 9, 2015-Sopcheck, J. & Davis, A. Poster Presentation at the Society of Rogerian Scholars Annual Conference. (Oak Brook, Illinois) Title: Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings and an End of Life Pedagogical Strategy.

May 21, 2016-Sopcheck, J. Podium Presentation at the Philippine Nurses Association, 16th South Central Regional Conference (Fort Lauderdale, Florida). Title: Health Challenges of Family Members in End of Life: Implications for Nursing Practice.

June 8, 2016-Sopcheck, J. & Liehr, P. Podium Presentation-The International Association for Human Caring and The Society of Rogerian Scholars Conference (Boston, Massachusetts). Title: The Health Challenge of Family Members Facing End of Life Situations: Implications for Caring Nursing Practice.

February 23, 2017-Sopcheck, J.  Podium Presentation-Southern Nursing Research Society (Dallas, Texas). Title: Health Challenges of Family Members in End of Life Situations: Decisional Turning Points.

May 31, 2017-Sopcheck, J. Podium Presentation- International Association for Human Caring Conference (Edmonton, Alberta). Title: Turning Points Prompting End of Life Decision-Making for Older Adult family Members.

June 1, 2017- Sopcheck, J. Podium Presentation- International Association for Human Caring Conference (Edmonton, Alberta). Title: Co-Creating Caring Environments: Story-Sharing in End of Life Research.

Dissertation

Sopcheck, J. (2016). Health challenges of family members in end of life situations. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (10172698).

Professional/Community Engagement

May 13, 2016: Presentation of dissertation study results (Health Challenges of Family Members in End of Life Situations) to residents and staff at Abbey Delray South (Research site).

August 17, 2016: Nursing Situation-End of Life (Exemplar) Presented at Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Faculty Retreat, Hillsboro Beach, Florida.

July 21, 2017: Health Challenges of Family Members in End of Life Situations. Presented at group meeting of the Interfaith Café [7-9pm] (Held at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida).

Honors/Awards

Education

  • PhD in Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
  • Master of Arts in Nursing, New York University, New York, NY
  • BSN in Nursing, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
  • AAS in Nursing, Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY