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Julie Vosit-Steller, DNP, M.S.N.,FNP-BC,A.O.C.N.

Julie Vosit-Steller, DNP, M.S.N.,FNP-BC,A.O.C.N.

Associate Professor of Practice, Nursing (graduate nursing)

Julie Vosit-Steller, DNP, M.S.N.,FNP-BC,A.O.C.N.

About

Ms. Vosit-Steller's teaching focus is a family nurse practitioner, with a focus of oncology nursing across the curriculum, palliative care and end of life nursing practice. She is an advanced practice nursing consultant in gynecologic-oncology and a palliative care consultant at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, Providence, RI. She holds clinical appointments at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, in Boston, MA and Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI. She is a founding member of the New England Alliance for Hospices of Hope, Romania. Her collaborative hospice work in Romania was the focus of her doctoral capstone project. This mix-methods study was the first to identify and explore end of life nursing actions that contributed to dignified death in Romania and to an international language of palliative care nursing at the end of life. Enhancing global awareness of cultural and spiritual differences concerning end of life has facilitated international scholarly dialogue among nurse scientists. She continues to pursue regional, national and international speaking engagements in gynecologic oncology, palliative care and cultural issues that influence end of life care.


Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, College of Our Lady of the Elms
  • Master of Science, Nursing Administration / Management, Master of Science Nursing, Family Nursing, Practice / Women's Health, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Post Masters Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study / Family Nurse Practioner, University of Rhode Island

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

Vosit-Steller, J., Morse, A. & Mitrea, N. (2011). Evolution of an international collaboration: A unique experience across borders. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Accepted for publication, May, 2011.

Vosit-Steller, J. White, P., Barron, A. M., Gerzevitz, D. & Morse A. (2010). Enhancing end-of-life care with dignity: characterizing hospice nursing in Romania.
International Journal of Palliative Nursing 16(9): 459 — 464.

Gerzevitz, D., Ferszt, G., Vosit-Steller, J., & Mitrea, N. (2009). Cross-cultural consultation on palliative care: the use of teleconferencing. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 11(4), 239-244.

Vosit-Steller, J. (2009). Beyond the clinical. Ethics study can improve practice. Advance For Nurse Practitioners, 17(12), 70.

Gavronsky, S., Koeniger-Donohue, R., Vosit-Steller, J., et al. (2009). Percutaneous electrical acupuncture and post operative pain management in gynecologic oncology patients. Clinical Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Vosit-Steller, J. (2007). Area Scholars to Promote Palliative Care in Romania. Nursing Spectrum. March, 2007 ed.

Vosit-Steller, J. (2007). Postcards from Romania. In the Loop. August/Sept. ed.

Vosit-Steller, J. and Buttaro, T. Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Pro-active Change. (2007). Boston Oncology Nurses Newletter, Winter ed.

Steller, J. (1998). Promoting Cervical Cancer Screening for Hispanic Women in Rhode Island. Rhode Island Medical Journal, 4.