BSN, University of Rochester, 1987
MSN, Boston College, 1992
PhD, Georgia State University, 2022
Pediatric Primary Care and Acute Care; Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery; Children with Medical Complexity; Family Centered Care; Caregivers.
Caregivers; Children with Medical Complexity; Grandparents raising grandchildren; Children and adults with disabilities.
Lawrence, P.R. & Spratling, R. (2022). A theory for understanding parental workload and capacity to care for children with medical complexity. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 36(1), 34-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/RTNPP-2021-0026
Lawrence, P.R., Feinberg, I., & Spratling, R. (2021). The relationship of parental health literacy to health outcomes of children with medical complexity. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 60, 65-70. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2021.02.014
Spratling, R., Chambers, R., Lawrence, P., & Faulkner, M. S. (2021). Best Practices with Use of Feeding Tubes for Children at Home. Pediatric Nursing, 47(1), 7-10.
Spratling, R., Faulkner, M. S., Chambers, R., Lawrence, P., Feinberg, I., & Hayat, M. J. (2020). Establishing Fidelity for the Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment: Symptom and Technology Management Resources (COPE-STAR) Intervention. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 76(12), 3440-3447. doi:10.1111/jan.14552
Lawrence, P., Chambers, R., Faulkner, M. S., & Spratling, R. (2020). Evidence-Based Care of Children with Tracheostomies: Hospitalization to Home Care. Rehabilitation Nursing, 46(2): 83-86. doi:10.1097/RNJ. .0000000000000254
Lawrence, P., Faulkner, M.S., Gayman, M., & Spratling, R. “Family Resources, Workload, Capacity, and Depressive Symptoms in Parents of Children with Medical Complexity”. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Conference, Indianapolis, IN. November, 2021.
Lawrence, P. “Use of Theory Derivation to Understand Caregiver Workload and Capacity to Care for Children with Medical Complexity”, February, 2020. Podium presentation at Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Lawrence, P., Chambers, R., Faulkner, M., Feinberg, I., & Spratling, R. “Role of Health Literacy in Creating Education Modules for Caregivers of Children Requiring Medical Technology”, August, 2019. Invited podium presentation at CHOA Nursing Research Symposium, Atlanta, GA.
Delaney, A., Riker, C., Green, S. & Lawrence, P. March, 2021. “Seven Ways for the APRN to Impact Change”. Presentation for annual National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference (Virtual conference).
Lawrence, P. “Assessment of Murmurs and Heart Sounds”, March 2019. Lecture presentation for annual National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference, New Orleans, LA.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Golden Key International Honor Society
Southern Nursing Research Society
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Northeast Pediatric Cardiology Nurses Association
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
2022-Volunteer for development of Southeastern Regional COVID-19 Outreach Superhub with Center for Leadership in Disability, Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD), and the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky. Work includes conducting listening sessions, conducting social media campaign around importance of vaccination and other measures of protection.
2022- “Practical Aspects of Health Literacy”. Lecture and field trip to local drug store for the Inclusive Digital Expression and Literacy (IDEAL) Program, Georgia State University
Honors and Awards
2020 - Doctoral Nursing Student Research Award, Georgia State University
2015 - March of Dimes “Nurse of the Year”, Advanced Practice Category for the State of Georgia
1987 - Mary Reding Eckl Award, University of Rochester