Professional Experience
Clinical Teacher, Monroe Community College (Currently teaching clinical in psychiatric nursing), Rochester, NY, US. 1/1994 - Current

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Private Practice (Psychotherapy and Medication Management), Rochester, NY, US. 12/2012 - 12/2013

Independent Contractor in Nursing Care, ROCHESTER NURSES REGISTRY (private duty, community health, child and adolescent residential settings and nursing supervision in nursing homes), Rochester, NY, US. 7/1998 - 6/2009

Teaching clinical, Saint John Fisher College (psychiatric mental health nursing), Rochester, NY, US. 9/2003 - 6/2004

Clinical Examiner, Excelsior College (Evaluated graduate nurses in the pediatric and adult medical/surgical settings. Currently consulting on the development of the Fundamentals of Nursing Examination), Albany, NY, US. 12/1995 - 7/1999

Staff Nurse, Strong Memorial Hospital (Psychiatric Emergency Room evaluating acute psychiatric patients seeking treatment and implementing crisis intervention), Rochester, NY, US. 5/1995 - 9/1995

Research Assistant, University of Rochester (Collected data for investigation of a nursing intervention study based on self-regulation theory), Rochester, NY, US. 5/1993 - 5/1994

Research Assistant, University of Rochester (Participated in data collection, entry and analysis for investigation of emotional and functional outcomes of women who have had cardiac surgery), Rochester, NY, US. 1/1993 - 5/1994

Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Onondaga Community College (Taught and evaluated students in acute care medical/surgical setting), Syracuse, NY, US. 1/1992 - 1/1993

Part-time Instructor, Syracuse University College of Nursing (Coordinated NCLEX Review class and seminar leader for freshmen adapting to the university. Lectured and clinical instruction in psychiatric nursing), Syracuse, NY, US. 1/1991 - 5/1992

Nurse Recruiter, Syracuse University College of Nursing (Assisted planning and implementation of innovative recruitment program), Syracuse, NY, US. 7/1990 - 7/1992

Co-Leader of Rape/Incest Support Group, Syracuse University (Facilitated a group of rape and incest victims in their healing process.), Syracuse, NY, US. 1/1990 - 5/1990

Faculty Member, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center (Lectured in theoretical component of Foundations of Nursing and Advanced Nursing. Involved in clinical instruction in medical/surgical and critical care settings. Provided service to the Research Committee, Student Personnel Services, and Faculty Organization.), Syracuse, NY, US. 9/1990 - 12/1990

Co-Leader of Graduate Nurse Support Group, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center (Designed and developed peer support group for graduate nurses to ease their transition from student nurse to graduate nurse.), Syracuse, NY, US. 5/1990 - 8/1990

Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Instructor, Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital (Taught the nursing process related to a variety of mentally ill patients in the clinical setting. Also focused on communication techniques, the nurse-client relationship, and the patho-physiology of mental illness.), Syracuse, NY, US. 9/1990 - 12/1990

Assisted Associate Professor at College of Nursing, Syracuse University (data collection for dissertation research on self-care.), Syracuse, NY, US. 3/1987 - 8/1987

Medication, floor and charge nurse, Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital (medical/surgical setting specializing in neurosurgery.), Syracuse, NY, US. 9/1984 - 8/1987

Manager, Loretto Geriatric Center (evening nursing staff and care of sixty residents), Syracuse, NY, US. 5/1983 - 8/1984

Nurse's Aide, Saranac Lake General Hospital (Performed primary nursing interventions in a small rural hospital.), Saranac Lake, NY, US. 9/1980 - 8/1981

Member Epsilon XI
Sigma Theta Tau International, 2006

Institutional National Research Service
Institutional National Research Service from University of Rochester, 1994

Nursing Scholarship
Nursing Scholarship Recipient , 1988

Got faculty? Transitioning advanced practice nurses to the faculty role
APNN Retreat, University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2012
Rochester, New York

Transitioning Advanced Practice Nurses to the Faculty Role
American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2011
Anaheim, California

Simulation Learning Outcomes in Psychiatric Nursing
American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2010
Louisville, Kentucky

Collaboration between Nursing Practice and Nursing Students to Increase Patient Satisfaction Response Rates through Performance Improvement
American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2009
Charleston, South Carolina

Fall Prevention on a Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Emotional and functional outcomes of impotent men undergoing pharmacologic erection therapy"
Convention, New York State Nurses Association, 2003
Rochester, New York

"Depression in the Elderly"
Visiting Nurse Service and HCR, 2002
Rochester, New York

Visiting Nurse Service and HCR, 2002
Rochester, New York

Dispositional optimism as a predictor of emotional and functional outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting in women
67th Scientific Sessions Paper presented, American Health Association, 1994

Pattern of concerns about recovery after coronary artery bypass grafting in women
67th Scientific Sessions Paper presented, American Heart Association, 1994

"The Health Care Reform Movement and Nursing"
Clinical Ladder Promotion Ceremony, Clinical Ladder Promotion Ceremony, 1993
Overlook, New Jersey

"Nursing: Our Vision"
Fifth Annual Nursing Symposium, Nursing Education Council, 1993
Johnson City, New York

"Sexuality and the Traumatized Patient"
Orthopedic Nurses Teaching Day, Orthopedic Nurses, 1990
Syracuse, New York

Johnson, J.E., Fieler, V.K. Jones, L.S., Wlasowicz,G.S., Mitchell, M.L. (1997). Self-Regulation Theory: Applying Theory to Practice. .

Zerwic, J.J., King, K.B., & Wlasowicz, G.S (1997). Perceptions of patients with cardiovascular disease about the causes of coronary artery disease. Heart and Lung. , 26, 92-98.

Johnson, J.E., Fieler, V.K., Wlasowicz,G.S., Mitchell, M.L. & Jones, L.S (1997). The effects of nursing care guided by self-regulation theory on coping with radiation therapy. , 24, 1041-1050.

Fieler, V.K. Wlasowicz, G.S., Mitchell, M.L., Jones, L.S. & Johnson, J.E (1996). Information preferences of patients undergoing radiation therapy. , 23, 1603-1608.