Valerie L. McCarthy, PhD, RN

Valerie L. McCarthy, PhD, RN

Valerie L. McCarthy, PhD, RN

Valerie L. McCarthy, PhD, RN

Associate Professor
vemcca01@louisville.edu
502.852.8395

 

 

Education:

  • PhD: Nursing, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 2009
  • BSN, Indiana University, New Albany, Indiana, 1999
  • AS: Nursing, School of Nursing, Indiana University, 1972

Educational Interests:

 Courses taught include community health & public health nursing and research for evidence-based nursing practice.

Recent Publications:

*McCarthy, V. L., Hall, L. A., Crawford, T. N., & Connelly, J. (In press). Facilitating Self-transcendence: An Intervention to Enhance Well-being in Late Life. Accepted for publication in the Western Journal of Nursing Research on December 05, 2016.

*McCarthy, V. L., Bowland, S., Nayar, E., Connelly, J., & Woge, A. (In press). Developing a New Perspective in Late Life: Qualitative Evaluation of the PATH Program. Accepted for publication Nov. 5, 2016 in the Journal of Adult Development.

*Turner, K., & McCarthy, V. L.  (2016). Stress and anxiety among nursing students: A Review of intervention strategies in literature between 2008 and 2014. Published online in Nurse Education in Practice on November 12, 2016 at http://www.nurseeducationinpractice.com/article/ S1471-5953(16)30177-9/abstract and in Nurse Education in Practice, 22, 21–29.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2016.11.002

*McCarthy, V. L., (2016). Editorial: GPS for Nursing Research & Practice. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 20(1), 4.

*V.L. McCarthy, T.N. Crawford, S. Bowland, L.A. Hall, Connelly, J. (2016). [Abstract.]The Path Program: Facilitating self-transcendence to enhance well-being in late life. The Gerontologist, 56 (Suppl. 3): 358. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw162.1450.This article appears in 2016 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts.

*McCarthy, V. L., Bowland, S., Hall, L., & Connelly, J.  (2015). “Developing the PATH Program: An Intervention to Foster Self-transcendence and Well-being in Community-dwelling Older Adults.” International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 82(1), 3-29. Published Early Online on December 30, 2015. Doi: 10.1177/0091415015623549

Recent Presentations:

*McCarthy, V. L. (2016). The PATH Program: Which PATH to Optimal Aging will you choose? Annual Optimal Aging address for the Institute of Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging on September 14, 2016 at the University Club at University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.

*McCarthy, V. L., Bowland, S., Hall, L., Ling, J., & Connelly, J. (2016). Developing the PATH Program: An Intervention to Foster Self-transcendence and Well-being in Community-dwelling Older Adults. To be presented to the 30th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Feb. 24-27, 2016 in Williamsburg, VA.

*McCarthy, V. L., Bowland, S., Hall, L. A., Crawford, T. N., & Connelly, J.(2016). The PATH Program: Facilitating Self-Transcendence to Enhance Well-Being in Late Life. The Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, taking place in New Orleans, LA November 16-20, 2016.

*McCarthy, V. L., Bowland, S., Rudd, K. L., Connelly, J.  (2015). Increasing Self-transcendence and Quality of Life among Older Adults: A Pilot Study to Assess a Psychoeducational Intervention to Promote Self-transcendence. Presented to the 29th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, February 25 - 28 in Tampa, FL.

*McCarthy, V. L., Bowland, S., Ling, J., & Connelly, J. (2015). Piloting the PATH Program: Psychoeducational Intervention to Promote Self-transcendence. Accepted to be presented for The Gerontological Society of America's 68th Annual Scientific Meeting from November 18 to 22, 2015 in Orlando, FL.

*McCarthy, V. L., & Bowland, S.  (2014). Facilitating Self-transcendence: Developing the PATH Program. Podium presentation for the National Gerontological Nurses Association Annual Meeting on October 2-5 at San Antonio, TX.

Research Interests:

Research focuses on well-being, life satisfaction, physical and mental health, and developmental maturity in community-dwelling older adults.

Research Activity:

Principal Investigator. (2016). McCarthy, V. L. School of Nursing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Program endowment to conduct a pilot study titled, PATH Program: Promoting Chronic Disease Self-Management in Older Female Alzheimer’s Caregivers. Funded for one year, $5000.

Principal Investigator.  (2014-2016). McCarthy, V. L. & Bowland, S.  Facilitating Self-transcendence: Piloting a Transcendence-based Intervention to Enhance Well-being in Late Life. American Nursing Foundation and Midwest Nursing Research Society. $9,966; September 1, 2014- August 31, 2015.

Principal Investigator. (2013-2016). McCarthy, V. L. & Bowland, S.  Sigma Theta Tau International and National Gerontological Nurses Association.  Facilitating Self-Transcendence: An Intervention to Enhance Well-being in Late Life.  $5,000. November 1, 2013-October 31, 2014.

2016

Aging/Gerontology Research Interest Group (RIG) Rising Investigator Award, Nominated
Southern Nursing Research Society

2015

D. Jean Wood Nursing Scholarship Award, February
Southern Nursing Research Society

2015-16

Ruth Voignier Excellence in Teaching Award
University of Louisville, School of Nursing for 2015 and 2016.