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Jean Connor, PhD, RN, CPNP

Jean Connor, PhD, RN, CPNP
Nursing Research
Hospital Title:
Director of Nursing Research (CV/CC Services)
Academic Title:
Harvard Medical School, University of Massachusetts Boston


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  1. Connor JA, Antonelli RC, O'Connell CA, Bishop Kuzdeba H, Porter C, Hickey PA. Measuring Care Coordination in the Pediatric Cardiology Ambulatory Setting. J Nurs Adm. 2018 Feb; 48(2):107-113.
  2. Hickey PA, Connor JA, Cherian KM, Jenkins K, Doherty K, Zhang H, Gaies M, Pasquali S, Tabbutt S, St Louis JD, Sarris GE, Kurosawa H, Jonas RA, Sandoval N, Tchervenkov CI, Jacobs JP, Stellin G, Kirklin JK, Garg R, Vener DF. International quality improvement initiatives. Cardiol Young. 2017 Dec; 27(S6):S61-S68.
  3. McLellan MC, Gauvreau K, Connor JA. Validation of the Children's Hospital Early Warning System for Critical Deterioration Recognition. J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 Jan - Feb; 32:52-58.
  4. Steltzer MM, Sussman-Karten K, Kuzdeba HB, Mott S, Connor JA. Creating Opportunities for Optimal Nutritional Experiences for Infants With Complex Congenital Heart Disease. J Pediatr Health Care. 2016 Nov - Dec; 30(6):599-605.
  5. Connor JA, Larson C, Baird J, Hickey PA. Use of a Pediatric Cardiovascular Nursing Consortium for Development and Evaluation of Quality Measures: The C4-MNP Experience. J Pediatr Nurs. 2016 Sep-Oct; 31(5):471-7.
  6. Hickey PA, Pasquali SK, Gaynor JW, He X, Hill KD, Connor JA, Gauvreau K, Jacobs ML, Jacobs JP, Hirsch-Romano JC. Critical Care Nursing's Impact on Pediatric Patient Outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct; 102(4):1375-80.
  7. Connor JA, Ahern JP, Cuccovia B, Porter CL, Arnold A, Dionne RE, Hickey PA. Implementing a Distraction-Free Practice With the Red Zone Medication Safety Initiative. Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2016 May-Jun; 35(3):116-24.
  8. Connor JA, Mott S, Green A, Larson C, Hickey P. Measurement of Quality of Nursing Practice in Congenital Cardiac Care. Am J Crit Care. 2016 Mar; 25(2):128-35.
  9. Ziniel SI, Connor JA, Graham D, Kupiec JK, Rauscher NA, Growdon AS, Berger A, Jenkins KJ, Harris SK. Development and psychometric characteristics of the pediatric inpatient experience survey (PIES). Int J Qual Health Care. 2016 Apr; 28(2):191-9.
  10. Hinsley KE, Marshall AC, Hurtig MH, Thornton JM, O'Connell CA, Porter CL, Connor JA, Hickey PA. Monitoring the health of the work environment with a daily assessment tool: the REAL - Relative Environment Assessment Lens - indicator. Cardiol Young. 2016 Aug; 26(6):1082-9.
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  12. Connor JA, LaGrasta C, Hickey PA. Complexity Assessment and Monitoring to Ensure Optimal Outcomes Tool for Measuring Pediatric Critical Care Nursing. Am J Crit Care. 2015 Jul; 24(4):297-308.
  13. Sakakeeny KH, Connor JA, Del Nido PJ, Odegard K, DeGrazia M. Heat retention head wrap for rewarming infants undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. Am J Crit Care. 2015 Mar; 24(2):141-7.
  14. Giangregorio M, Mott S, Tong E, Handa S, Gauvreau K, Connor JA. Management of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) in pediatric heart failure patients receiving continuous inotropic support. J Pediatr Nurs. 2014 Jul-Aug; 29(4):e3-9.
  15. Hickey PA, Gauvreau K, Curley MA, Connor JA. The effect of critical care nursing and organizational characteristics on pediatric cardiac surgery mortality in the United States. J Nurs Adm. 2013 Dec; 43(12):637-44.
  16. McLellan MC, Gauvreau K, Connor JA. Validation of the Cardiac Children's Hospital Early Warning Score: an early warning scoring tool to prevent cardiopulmonary arrests in children with heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2014 May-Jun; 9(3):194-202.
  17. McLellan MC, Connor JA. The Cardiac Children's Hospital Early Warning Score (C-CHEWS). J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Apr; 28(2):171-8.
  18. Hickey PA, Gauvreau K, Tong E, Schiffer NP, Connor JA. Pediatric cardiovascular critical care in the United States: nursing and organizational characteristics. Am J Crit Care. 2012 Jul; 21(4):242-50.
  19. Schlingmann TR, Thiagarajan RR, Gauvreau K, Lofgren KC, Zaplin M, Connor JA, del Nido PJ, Lock JE, Jenkins KJ. Cardiac medical conditions have become the leading cause of death in children with heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2012 Nov-Dec; 7(6):551-8.
  20. Evangelista JA, Connor JA, Pintz C, Saia T, O'Connell C, Fulton DR, Hickey P. Paediatric nurse practitioner managed cardiology clinics: patient satisfaction and appointment access. J Adv Nurs. 2012 Oct; 68(10):2165-74.
  21. Rehman M, Jenkins KJ, Juraszek AL, Connor JA, Gauvreau K, Muneeb M, Sena LM, Colan SD, Saia T, Kieran MW. A prospective phase II trial of vinblastine and methotrexate in multivessel intraluminal pulmonary vein stenosis in infants and children. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Nov-Dec; 6(6):608-23.
  22. Cook KA, Mott S, Lawrence P, Jablonski J, Grady MR, Norton D, Liner KP, Cioffi J, Hickey P, Reidy S, Connor JA. Coping while caring for the dying child: nurses' experiences in an acute care setting. J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Aug; 27(4):e11-21.
  23. Brown DW, Connor JA, Pigula FA, Usmani K, Klitzner TS, Beekman RH, Kugler JD, Martin GR, Neish SR, Rosenthal GL, Lannon C, Jenkins KJ. Variation in preoperative and intraoperative care for first-stage palliation of single-ventricle heart disease: a report from the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease National Quality Improvement Collaborative. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Mar-Apr; 6(2):108-15.
  24. Connor JA, Kline NE, Mott S, Harris SK, Jenkins KJ. The meaning of cost for families of children with congenital heart disease. J Pediatr Health Care. 2010 Sep-Oct; 24(5):318-25.
  25. Maltz LA, Gauvreau K, Connor JA, Jenkins KJ. Clopidogrel in a pediatric population: prescribing practice and outcomes from a single center. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Feb; 30(2):99-105.
  26. Benavidez OJ, Connor JA, Gauvreau K, Jenkins KJ. The contribution of complications to high resource utilization during congenital heart surgery admissions. Congenit Heart Dis. 2007 Sep-Oct; 2(5):319-26.
  27. Connor JA, Thiagarajan R. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2007 May 11; 2:23.
  28. Lander LI, Connor JA, Shah RK, Kentala E, Healy GB, Roberson DW. Otolaryngologists' responses to errors and adverse events. Laryngoscope. 2006 Jul; 116(7):1114-20.
  29. Connor JA, Gauvreau K, Jenkins KJ. Factors associated with increased resource utilization for congenital heart disease. Pediatrics. 2005 Sep; 116(3):689-95.
  30. Connor JA. Factor V Leiden and its effect on children with cardiac pathology. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2005 May-Jun; 22(3):176-81.
  31. Connor JA, Arons RR, Figueroa M, Gebbie KM. Clinical outcomes and secondary diagnoses for infants born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Pediatrics. 2004 Aug; 114(2):e160-5.
  32. Connor JA, Smaldone AM, Bratts T, Stone PW. HIPAA in 2003 and its meaning for nurse researchers. Appl Nurs Res. 2003 Nov; 16(4):291-3.
  33. Merne Smaldone A, Connor JA. The use of large administrative data sets in nursing research. Appl Nurs Res. 2003 Aug; 16(3):205-7.
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