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Marcia S. Lorimer, MSN, RN, CPNP

Assistant Clinical Professor Emerita

Marcia Lorimer received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the City College of New York and her MSN in mental health/psychiatric nursing from the University of Virginia. Trained as a pediatric nurse practitioner at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she is board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She is a member of ANA, NCNA, NAPNAP, Sigma Theta Tau, and the Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Associate Programs. She was awarded “Nurse of the Year” by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation in 1996.

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Master of Science in Nursing Program

Education

  • MSN - University of Virginia School of Nursing

Research Interests

Marcia Lorimer's research interests include pediatric nursing, nurse practitioners, and early intervention in education.

Awards and Honors

  • 2010 || Fellow, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • 2010 || Member, Who's Who Among American Nurses
  • 2010 || Member, Who's Who Among American Women
  • 2001 || Leadership Award, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. Inc.
  • 2001 || MGnet Award, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. Inc.
  • 1996 || Nurses' Award, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc.
  • 1996 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Nursing

Representative Publications

  • 2010 -- Lorimer, M. S.and Koopman, W. Neuromuscular disorders of the nervous system: Neuromuscular junction. In AAAN Core Curriculum for Neuroscience Nursing edited by Bader, M. K., Littlejohns, I.. 2010; : American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 2010
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 19114412 Blood-Siegfried, J. and Bowers, M. T. and Lorimer, M. Is shock a key element in the pathology of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)? Biol Res Nurs. October, 2008 11(2); 187-194 PMC2989240
  • 2008 -- Lorimer, M. and Lipscomb, B. and Sanders, D. Neuromuscular junction and muscle disease. In Neuroscience Nursing: A Spectrum of Care edited by Barker, E.. 2008; : Elsevier. 2008
  • 2006 -- Lorimer, M. S. Living with MG: how do I help my children understand? Foundation Focus. Spring, 2006 5-6
  • 2004 -- Lorimer, M. S. and Richman, J. A. Myasthenia gravis. In Core curriculum for neuroscience nursing edited by Bader, M. K. and Littlejohns, L.. 2004; : American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 2004
  • 2002 -- Lorimer, M. S. Myasthenia gravis: Overview, clinical manifestations, assessment & management. 2002
  • 1995 -- PubMed # : 7629683 Simeonsson, N. W. and Lorimer, M. S. Transition planning in early intervention: nurse practitioner implications. J Pediatr Health Care. 9(4); 172-7
  • 1995 -- Simeonsson, N. and Lorimer, M. and Shelley, B. and Sturtz, J. L. Asthma: New information for the early interventionist. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. 1995 15(1); 32-43

Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Mental Health Assessment for Pediatric Advance Practice Nurses

    Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
    DO9-HP07988-01
    01/2007 to 12/2010
    Role: PI

    Three year grant to educate nurses through innovative and strengthened Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty curriculum in the MSN Porgram. Mental health content and clinical site rotations will be threaded into the curriculum.

  • Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner for FNPs

    Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
    AEN 33718
    07/2006 to 06/2009
    Role: Faculty

    To offer a creative and innovative educational solution using distance-learning technologies to meet the needs of full-time FNPs working in pediatric acute care

  • Combined NNP/PNP Program for Rural Health

    Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Nursing
    D09-HP00189-01
    07/2001 to 06/2004
    Role: Faculty

    Three year grant to educate nurses at the Master’s level.

  • Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

    Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Nursing
    1D23-NU01339-01
    07/1999 to 06/2002
    Role: Faculty

    A three year grant to educate nurses at the Master’s level in the Pedatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty.

  • Neonatal Nursing Practitioner.

    Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Nursing
    1D23-NU01231-01
    07/1997 to 07/2000
    Role: Faculty

    A three year grant to educate nurses at the Master’s level in the Neonatal Nursing Practitioner specialty.

  • Childhood Obesity: A Preventive Strategy in a Daycare Population

    Institute of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    07/1994 to 07/1995
    Role: Co-I
  • Early Intervention Support to Substance Exposed Young Children and Their Families

    Triangle Community Foundation, Research Triangle Park, NC
    07/1994 to 07/1995
    Role: Co-I