Biography

Dr. Lisa Kirk Wiese's nursing career began in 1978 with earning an ADN in her home state of West Virginia, followed by a BSN, and a MSN in Community Health Nursing, both from the University of Virginia. In 2013 she earned a PhD in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Wiese's clinical area of practice was primarily in the cardiac care units and included "travel nursing". Among Lisa's favorite assignments were the Cleveland Clinic while caring for heart transplant patients and medical-surgical nursing in Hawaii. Lisa discovered her love for teaching while working in Mexico with a missions team, and later with post-open heart and angioplasty patients in Ft. Myers, FL, and also during home-health nursing. Consequently, her career path led to positions as a nursing educator at St. Mary's Hospital in W. Palm Beach, and faculty positions at Valencia Community College, Palm Beach State College, and currently as an Assistant Professor at the C. E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Wiese is board certified in Advanced Public Health Nursing and Nursing Education, and she works conducting neuropsychological driving evaluations at FAU's College of Nursing's Green Memory and Wellness Center for older adults in the community.

The focus of Dr. Wiese's research is knowledge of Alzheimer's disease in rural populations. Under the mentorship of Dr. Christine Williams, Dr. Wiese received the 2013 FAU Graduate Student Research Award. Dr. Wiese was a 2014 Hartford Geriatric Institute Summer Research Scholar, with sponsorship by the C.E. Lynn College of Nursing. She has been invited to present her research at the 30th anniversary of the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health in October of 2015. She serves on the Boca Raton City Council's Elder Affairs Advisory Board. Lisa is married to a physician, and their two children are attending Tulane University and Boca Raton Christian High School. "What Matters Most" from Boykin and Schoenhofer's (2001) philosophy of nursing as caring guides her research, teaching, and practice.

Teaching

Foundations of Caring in Nursing Situations, Population Health Nursing, Professional Preparation, Chronic Care of the Aging Adult, Nursing Situations in Individuals, Families, and Groups (Community Health)

Recent Publications

  • Wiese, Williams, & Tappen (2014). Analysis of barriers to cognitive screening in rural populations in the United States. Advances in Nursing Science, 37(4), 327-339. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000049
  • Wiese & Williams (2015). Annual Cognitive Screening for Older Adults: AN Update for Nurses. Journal of Community Health Nursing. In press.
  • Wiese, L. "The Wellness Visit: An Opportunity for Cognitive Screening". Presented at the Miami Area Geriatric Education Center (MAJEC), West Palm Beach, FL, April 18, 2014.
  • Wiese, L. "Nursing's response to America's view of Alzheimer's dementia from the late 1800s to the early 21st century". Poster presented at the American Association for the History of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio, September 27, 2013.
  • Wiese, L. "Intentional Listening Presence: A Model of Caring". Poster presented at the 34th annual International Association of Human Caring" conference, May 31, 2013, Orlando, FL.
  • Williams, Wiese, & Tappen. "Knowledge of Alzheimer's Disease in Rural Populations" Poster presented at the Florida State Graduate Student Research Day, University of South Florida, April 19th, 2013.
  • Williams, Wiese, & Tappen. "Knowledge of Alzheimer's Disease in Rural Populations" Poster presented at the Graduate Student Research Day, Florida Atlantic University, April 12, 2013. (Winner; Biomedical and Health Sciences Division).
  • Wiese, L. "Detection of Cognitive Impairment and the Annual Wellness Visit; Health Promotion News from the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act". Presented at the Miami Area Geriatric Education Center (MAJEC), West Palm Beach, FL, April 26, 2013.
  • Williams, Wiese, & Tappen. "Knowledge of Alzheimer's Disease in Rural Populations" Poster presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 15, 2012, San Diego, CA.
  • Wiese, Lisa Kirk. "Knowledge of Alzheimer's Disease in West Virginia" A Pilot Study. Speaker, 20th anniversary of the West Virginia Rural Health Association, November 14, 2012, Glade Springs, WV.
  • Wiese, L. "Barriers to Healthcare Screening in Older Adults", presented at the Miami Area Geriatric Education Center (MAJEC), March 13, 2012, presented at the interdisciplinary training conference hosted by the Harold and Anne Greene Memory and Wellness Center, C.E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, FL
  • Grants:
  • Iota Xi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Research Grant, $1500.00. Knowledge of Alzheimer's Disease in Rural Populations. Wiese & Williams (PIs). Effective November 1, 2014 to November 1, 2015. This grant is providing funding to expand piloting of a revised measurement tool to assess basic levels of knowledge of Alzheimer's disease in multiple rural populations.
  • Iota Xi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Research Grant, $1000.00. Basic Knowledge of Alzheimer's Disease in a Rural Appalachian Population. Wiese & Williams (PIs). Effective April 1, 2012 to April 1, 2013. This grant provided funding for the student to conduct a pilot of a new measurement tool to assess basic levels of knowledge of Alzheimer's disease in a rural Appalachian community.

Honors/Awards

  • 2013 FAU Biomedical and Health Sciences Graduate Student Research Award
  • 2013 Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society Inductee
  • 2013 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Nominee
  • 2012 Daisy Award Nominee, Nursing Adjunct Faculty, FAU
  • 2011 FAU Doctoral Student Stipend Awards FY 2011, 2012, & 2013
  • 1994 Employee of the Month, St. Mary's Hospital
  • 1984 Sigma Theta Tau Inductee
  • 1984 Recipient; two academic scholarships for Masters of Science Program of study; University of Virginia
  • 1979 Ambassador of Good Will to the State of WV Award
  • 1978 Outstanding Student Nurse of Graduating Class Award

Education

  • 2013 - PhD - Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Boca Raton, FL
  • 1985 - Master of Nursing Science - Rural Community Health University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • 1984 - Bachelor of Science in Nursing - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • 1978 - Associate of Science in Nursing - Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
  • 2014; American Nurses Credentialing Center Board Certification: Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN-BC)
  • 2014: Hartford Institute for Gerontological Nursing 2014 Summer Research Scholar
  • 2015: National League for Nursing Board Certification: Certified Nursing Educator (CNE