Sheila Jesek-Hale

Sheila Jesek-Hale, PhD, MSN, RN

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Professional Education
  • Ph.D.  Maternal/Child Health Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois
  • M.S.  Clinical Focus: Maternal Child Nursing Functional Focus: Education, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
  • B.S.  Nursing  Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois
  • Diploma  Nursing  Decatur Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Decatur, Illinois

Professional Positions

  • Illinois Wesleyan University, School of Nursing, Bloomington, IL
    Associate Professor, 2004-present
    Assistant Professor, 1986-2004

Scholarly Activities

Presentations

  • Metcalfe, S. & Jesek-Hale, S.  Enthusiasm for research through active participation.  Boot Camp for Nurse Educators--An International Conference for Evidence-Based Nursing Education, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  August 3-6, 2007

  • Scherck, K., Swanlund, S., Jesek-Hale, S. & Metcalfe, S. Maintaining order and aging well: Keys to successful self-management of medications. 8th World Congress Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, Ulm, Germany. 2004

  • Metcalfe, S., Jesek-Hale, S. Swanlund, S., & Scherck, K.  Theory–guided research: Generating enthusiasm in undergraduate students. 8th World Congress Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, Ulm Germany. 2004

  • Jesek-Hale, S. Utilizing Theory in Education, Practice and Research: My Journey. Sigma Theta Tau Conference, Amarillo, TX 2004

  • Jesek-Hale, S. & Dennis, C., Nursing Populations: Calculating Self Care Demand. Seventh International Self-   Care Deficit Nursing Theory Conference.  Atlanta, Georgia. 2002

  • Jesek-Hale, S. Using Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory in Nursing Education:  Teaching Theory in Clinical Situations Focused on Health Promotion/Wellness. Atlanta, Georgia 2002

  • Jesek-Hale, S. Using Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory to Conduct Clinical Research. Seventh International      Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory Conference.  Atlanta, Georgia 2002

  • Jesek-Hale, S. Facilitating Student Learning Using Modules and the Nursing Interventions Laboratory. Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute 2001—Teachers and Learners: Partners in Change    Las Vegas, Nevada 2001

  • Jesek-Hale, S. & Dennis, C. Designing Clinical Evaluation Tools. Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute 2001—Teachers and Learners: Partners in Change. Las Vegas, Nevada  2001

  • Jesek-Hale, S. Accreditation: Aligning Teaching/Learning Strategies and Professional Standards. Nurse Educator Conference MCP Hahnemann University School of Nursing –Continuing Nursing Education.  Washington, DC 2000

  • Jesek-Hale, S. Designing a New Nursing Interventions laboratory and Making It Work.  Nurse Educator Conference MCP Hahnemann University School of Nursing—Continuing Nursing Education. Washington, DC 2000

Publications

  • Swanlund, S., Scherck, K., Metcalfe, S. & Jesek-Hale, S.  Keys to successful self-management of medications.  Nursing Science Quarterly.  (in press)

  • Metcalfe, S., Jesek-Hale, S.,  Scherck, K. & Swanlund, S.  Thoery Guided research:  Generating enthusiasm in undergraduate students.  Proceeding from the 8th World Congress Self-Care Nursing Theory.  Ulm, Germany.  10/04

  • Scherck, K., Swanlund, S.,  Jesek-Hale, S & Metcalfe, S.  Maintaining order and aging well:  Keys to successful self-management of medications.   Proceeding from the 8th World Congress Self-Care Nursing Theory.  Ulm, Germany.  10/04

  • Dennis, C. & Jesek-Hale, S. Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory: Calculating Therapeutic Self-Care Demand for a Nursing Population of Normal Newborns. Self-Care/Dependent Care Nursing, vol. 10, no.3. 3/03

Grants and Research

  • Development of new nursing course and teaching methodologies.  (Illinois Weselyan University-Curriculum Development Grant $3490)  2007

  • Self-management of health during pregnancy by the pregnant patient.  2006-2007

  • “Successful Medication Self-Management as Perceived by Community-dwelling Older Adults: A Continuation Study.”(Illinois Wesleyan University-Artistic and Scholarly Development Grant $5352) Four Investigators. 2004

  • “Successful Medication Management as Perceived by Retirement Community-dwelling Older Adults and Non-retirement Community-dwelling Older Adults: Toward a Practice Theory”, (Illinois Wesleyan University-Artistic and Scholarly Development Grant $5000) Four Investigators. 2003

Service

University

  • Institutional Review Board 2003-2004

  • Tuition Benefits Study Group 2003-2004

  • Internship Committee 2001-2003

  • Council on University Programs and Policies, 1999-2001

  • Health Insurance Advisory Committee 1996-2005, Chair 2003-2005, 2007-2008

School of Nursing

  • Nurse Faculty Organization 1986- present, Vice-chair 2003-2004, Secretary 2002-2003

  • Curriculum Revision Chair Spring 2007-present

  • Curriculum Committee 2004-2005, Secretary 2004-2005

  • Bylaws Committee 1999-2000, Chair 1999-2000

  • Search Committee-Community Health Faculty 2002-2004

  • Search Committee- Mental Health Faculty 1995-1997

  • Student Affairs Committee 1999-2004,  Chair 1999-2003

Professional Organizations

  • International Orem Society 1993-present

  • Nominating Committee  2002-2004

  • Planning Committee for International Conference in Ulm Germany. 2002-2004

  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). 1975- present

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Theta Pi Chapter 1987-present

  • Membership Selection Committee 2003-2005

Community

  • Expert Witness, Maternal/Newborn Nursing 1995-present