Veronica F. Rempusheski

Jeanne K. Buxbaum Chair of Nursing Science
Member of the INBRE Research Committee

University of Delaware

School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences
25 North College Avenue
McDowell Hall 207
Newark, DE 19711

Phone: (302) 831-8502
Fax: (302) 831-2382

  • PhD, University of Arizona, 1985
    MS, University of Colorado, 1976
    BS, Seton Hall University, 1975
    Diploma, Clara Maass Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, 1966

Research Overview:

Veronica F. Rempusheski was appointed the Jeanne K. Buxbaum Chair of Nursing Science in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware in September 2006.

After an adventurous decade-long clinical career serving aboard the SS HOPE in Jamaica, WI and in multiple ICUs/CCUs and hemodialysis units across the USA, Dr. Rempusheski taught at Clemson University, was Director of Gerontological Nursing and Researcher at Bostonā€™s Beth Israel Hospital, Associate Dean for Research at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, and on the faculty at the University of Kansas School of Nursing, Center on Aging, and Gerontology Center.Ā  Motivated by an interest in biomedical research ethics Dr. Rempusheski has amassed more than 13 years experience on ethical review and data safety monitoring boards, reviewing high risk research protocols at four major research institutions; as an expert witness and case investigator for two law firms; and as the first non-attorney appointed Court Visitor for the Pima County Public Fiduciary in Tucson. At UD Dr. Rempusheski developed and is teaching an honors capstone course in biomedical research ethics and an interdisciplinary graduate course in issues of aging research.

Dr. Rempusheskiā€™s program of research in aging focuses on ethnicity, interfamilial relationships and roles that promote health and support family caregivers during illness and crisis states.Ā  She is an expert in qualitative research methodologies and psychometric instrumentation; her published measures are theĀ Beliefs About Caregiving ScaleĀ (BACS) and theĀ Grandparent Perceptions of Family Scale (GPFS).Ā She has 55 publications to-date and more than 100 international consultations, visiting professorships and presentations in North America, Asia, Europe and Scandinavia.Ā  Dr. Rempusheski has served on the editorial board of several journals, on study sections for NIH and the Alzheimerā€™s Association, currently reviews forĀ Nursing ResearchĀ andĀ Research in Nursing & HealthĀ journals, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America, and the National Academies of Practice.