Violet H. Barkauskas

Dr. Violet Barkauskas, Associate Professor Emerita

Violet H. Barkauskas, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor Emerita
Accreditation Officer
Division of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction (Div. II)
Room 3184

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 647-0143
Fax: (734) 647-0351

Scholarly Expertise / Activity

Interests:

  • Community health nursing
  • Primary care nursing
  • Program evaluation
  • Nurse-managed health centers
  • International health

Dr. Barkauskas has extensive experience in practice, administration, and teaching in both the United States and internationally. Her research work has focused on the evaluation of community-based nursing interventions within public health services and nurse-managed health centers. Building on her own professional interests, Dr. Barkauskas's teaching focus has been on all areas of community health nursing practice and health promotion. She was the first U-M School of Nursing faculty member to be awarded a Fulbright Fellowship (to Lithuania) to teach and conduct research internationally.

Affiliations / Service

  • Board Member and Treasurer, Southeast Michigan Chapter of the Fulbright Association, 2006-present
  • Reviewer for several nursing and health journals including Nursing Outlook, Journal of Professional Nursing, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Education

  • PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 1980
  • MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1968
  • BS, St. Joseph College, Emmitsburg, MD, 1962

Publication Highlights

  • Pohl, J.M., Tanner, C., Barkauskas, V.H., Gans, D.N., Nagelkerk. J., & Fiant, K.. (2010). Toward a national nurse-managed health center data set: Findings and lessons learned over 3 years. Nursing Outlook, 58, 97-103.
  • Stocker Schneider, J., Barkauskas, V. H., & Keenan, G. (2008). Evaluating home health care nursing outcomes with OASIS and NOC. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 40(1), 76-82.
  • Pohl, J.M., Sebastian, J.G., Barkauskas, V.H., Breer, L., Williams, C., Stanhope, M., Nagelkerk, J., & Rogers, M.K. (2007). Characteristics of nursing schools operating academic nurse managed centers. Nursing Outlook, 55 (6).
  • Pohl, J.M., Barkauskas, V.H., Benkert, R., Breer, L., Bostrom, A. (2007). Impact of academic nurse managed centers on communities served. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 19(5) 268.
  • Benkert, R., George, N., Tanner, C., Barkauskas, V.H., Pohl, J.M., Marszalek, A. (2007). Satisfaction with a school based teen health center: A report card on care. Pediatric Nursing 33(2).
  • Barkauskas, V.H., Schafer, P., Sebastian, J.G., Pohl, J. M., Benkert, R., Nagelkerk, J., Stanhope, M., Vonderheid, S.C., & Tanner, C.L. (2006). Clients Served and Services Provided by Academic Nurse-Managed Centers. Journal of Professional Nursing, 23, 331-338.
  • Pohl, J. M., Vonderheid, S., Barkauskas, V., & Nagelkerk, J. (2006). Critical elements for tracking financial data in academic nurse managed centers. American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(4), 10-16.
  • Pohl, J. M., Breer, L., Tanner, C., Barkauskas, V., Bleich, M., Bomar, M., Fiandt, K., Jenkins, M., Lundeen, S., Mackey, T., Nagelkerk, J., & Werner, K. (2006). National consensus on data elements for nurse managed health centers. Nursing Outlook, 54(2), 81-84.
  • Barkauskas, V. H. (2005) Community approaches for health promotion. In W. Kunaviktikul. Towards the success of health promotion. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Chotana Print, 173-186.
  • Barkauskas, V. H., Pohl, J. M., Benkert, R., & Wells, M. (2005). Measuring Quality in Nurse-Managed Centers Using HEDIS Measures. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 27(1), 4-14.
  • Barkauskas, V. H., Lusk, S. L., & Eakin, B. L. (2005). Selecting control interventions for clinical outcome studies. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 27, 346-363.
  • Pohl, J. M., Vonderheid, S., Barkauskas, V. H., & Nagelkerk, J (2004). The safety net: Academic nurse managed centers' role. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice. 5(2), 84-94.
  • Vonderheid, S., Pohl, J., Schafer, P., Forrest, K., Poole, M., Barkauskas, V., & Mackey, T.A..(2004). Using FTE and RVU performance measures to assess the financial viability of academic nurse-managed primary care centers. Nursing Economics, 22(3), 124-134.
  • Barkauskas, V. H., Pohl, J., Breer, L., Tanner, C., Bostrom, A. C., Benkert, R., & Vonderheid, S. (2004). Academic nurse-managed centers (ANMCs): Approaches to evaluation. Outcomes Management, 8(1), 57-66.
  • Pohl, J. M., Vonderheid, S., Barkauskas, V. H., & Nagelkerk, J (2004). The safety net: Academic nurse managed centers' role. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice. 5(2), 84-94.