Valerie Boebel Toly, PhD, RN, CPNP

Valerie Boebel Toly

Contact

Email: vab@case.edu

Phone: 216.368.3082

 

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Families of Children Who Are Technology Dependent
  • Children with Chronic Illness
  • Normalization and Family Functioning In Families of Children with Chronic Conditions
  • Resourcefulness Training as an Intervention for Mothers of Children who are Technology-Dependent

Research Projects

  • Pilot Project Principal Investigator, Funded 8/1/16- 7/31/18 P30 NR 015326-03 NIH/NINR (Moore, PI). “The Effects of Resourcefulness Training Intervention and Decentering on Self-Management of Stress in Caregivers of Children with Complex Chronic Conditions Dependent on Lifesaving Medical Technology: A Pilot Study”. In P30 SMART Center II: Brain-Behavior Connection in Self-Management Science.
  • Principal Investigator, "Mothers Caring for Technology-Dependent Neonates." Funded by Sigma Theta Tau International 11/1/15 – 10/31/16.
  • Principal Investigator, "Families of Children Who Are Technology Dependent." Funded by Society of Pediatric Nurses (April 2008- April 2009), Alpha Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, FPB School of Nursing Alumni Association
  • Principal Investigator, "Families of Children who are Technology Dependent: A Follow-up." Funded by Sigma Theta Tau International (June 1, 2008- May 31, 2009)

Education Interests

  • Pediatric Primary Care
  • Primary Care of Children with Chronic Conditions
  • Pediatric Health Assessment
  • Professional Development for the Advanced Practice Nurse: Leadership, Negotiation
  • Nursing Theory

Educational Background

  • Diploma in Nursing, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio
  • BSN, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • MSN, Nursing Care of Children, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • PhD, FPB School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIH T32 Nurse Scientist Training Program

Recent Publications

  • Musil, C. M., Zauszniewski, J. A., Burant, C., Toly, V. B., & Warner, C. (2016). Evaluating an online resourcefulness training intervention pilot test using six critical parameters. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 82, 117-135. DOI: 10.1177/0091415015623552
  • Toly, V. B., Musil, C. M., Bieda, A., Barnett, K., Dowling, D. A., & Sattar, A. (2016). Neonates and infants discharged home dependent on medical technology: Characteristics and outcomes. Advances in Neonatal Care, 16, 379-389. DOI: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000314.
  • Toly, V. B., Blanchette, J. E., Musil, C. M., & Zauszniewski, J. A. (2016). Journaling as reinforcement for the resourcefulness training intervention in mothers of technology-dependent children. Applied Nursing Research, 32, 269-274. DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2016.08.005.
  • Musil, C. M., Givens, S. E., Jeanblanc, A. B., Zauszniewski, J. A., Warner, C. B. & Toly, V. B. (in press). Grandmothers and self-management of depressive symptoms. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing31, 234-240. DOI 10.1016/j.apnu.2016.11.008.
  • Toly, V. B., Blanchette, J. E., Sikorski, S., Musil, C. M., & Al Hamed, A. (in press). Maternal perspectives of well siblings’ adjustment to family life with a technology-dependent child, Journal of Family Nursing.
  • Musil, C. M., Rice, H., Singer, M., Givens, S. E., Warner, C. B., Burant, C., Toly, V. B., & Jeanblanc, A. B. (in press). Grandchildren’s depressive symptoms and perceptions of family functioning: Protective and influencing factors. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
  • Toly, V. B., Musil, C. M., Beida, A., Barnett, K., Dowling, D., & Sattar, A. (in press). Neonates and infants discharged home dependent on medical technology: Characteristics and outcomes. Advances in Neonatal Care.
  • Musil, C. M., Zauszniewski, J. A., Burant, C., Toly, V. B., & Warner, C. (2016). “Evaluating an online resourcefulness training intervention pilot test using six critical parameters. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. Jan 6 E-pub ahead of print. PMID: 26738997
  • Toly, V. B., & Musil, C. M. (2015). Factors related to depressive symptoms in mothers of technology-dependent children. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36, 518-527. DOI: 10.3109/ 01612840.2015.1009662.
  • Green, A., Gance-Cleveland, B., Smith, A., Toly, V. B., Ely, E., & McDowell, B. M. (2014). Charting the course of pediatric nursing research: The SPN Delphi study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 29, 401-409.
  • Toly, V. B., Musil, C. M., & Zauszniewski, J. A. (2014). Resourcefulness training intervention: A promising approach to improve mental health of mothers with technology-dependent children. Appl Nurs Res, 27(1), 87-90. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2013.11.003
  • Toly, V. B., Musil, C. M., & Carl, J. C. (2012). Families with children who are technology-dependent: Normalization and family functioning. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 34, 52-71. DOI: 10.1177/0193945910389623.
  • Toly, V. B., Musil, C. M., & Carl, J. C. (2012). A longitudinal study of families with technology-dependent children. Research in Nursing & Health, 35, 40-54.

Accreditations and Awards

  • 2016 MNRS Family Research Interest Group Early Investigator Award
  • Certified: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Certification #90011, January 1991
  • 2012: Society of Pediatric Nurses New Researcher Award of Excellence for 2012
  • 2012: Commendation, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, for commitment to patients and leadership in the field of pediatric nursing.
  • 2009: Certificate of Excellence, First Place Research Poster Award, “Families of Children who are Technology Dependent”, 19th Annual Society of Pediatric Nurses Convention, Atlanta, GA
  • 2008: Grand Prize Award Graduate Student Poster Contest, “Families of Children who are Technology Dependent”, Research ShowCASE, Cleveland, OH
  • 2008: First Place Research Poster Award, “Families of Children who are Technology Dependent” 29th Annual National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Conference, Nashville, TN