Marjorie Wells, PhD, RN
Dr. Marjorie Wells received a BSN from California State University, Los Angeles, a Masters of Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) from the University of Washington, School of Nursing, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Washington School of Nursing.
She has worked with Drs. Linda Sarna and Stella Bialous for almost ten years as project director on a number of both national and international projects aimed at capacity building of nurses in tobacco control, and increasing and nurse involvement in providing smoking cessation interventions. Beginning with her role as Project Director of the Tobacco Free Nurses (TFN) initiative (2003), the Tobacco Free Nurses: Leadership and Advocacy Project (2003); the Helping Smokers Quit study (2007); the Chinese Registered Nurses- Helping Smokers Quit project based in Beijing and Anhui Province, China, (2010); and the 2011 Czech Republic Nurses Tobacco Cessation Leadership Workshop.
She is currently working with Drs. Sarna and Bialous on the Registered Nurses Referral to Quitlines - Helping Smokers Quit (RNQL-HSQ) project (2013), and the EE-HSQ project (2012) based in the Czech Republic and Poland, both using web-based educational programs to increase tobacco cessation interventions among nurses. Also with Dr. Sarna she has published in the area of nurses and tobacco control.
L. Sarna, S. Bialous, E. Kralikova, A. Kmetova, V. Falbrova, S. Kulovana, K. Mala, E. Roubickova, M. Wells, & J. Brook. (2013). Czech nurses' knowledge, attitudes and behaviors towards tobacco dependence and treatment. [Abstract #: 1718] Proceedings from The European Cancer Congress 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sept. 27 – Oct. 01, 2013.
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Ong MK, Wells M & Kotlerman J (2012). Increasing Nursing Referral to Telephone Quitlines for Smoking Cessation Using a Web-based Program. Nursing Research.. 2012 Nov-Dec;61(6):433-40.
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Ong M, Wells M, & Kotlerman J. Does the frequency of tobacco dependence treatment vary by state? A survey of nurses in California, Indiana, and West Virginia. 16th Annual Meeting Abstracts. 2010. Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco, Baltimore, MD. Abstract PA9-3, p 28. http://www.srnt.org/conferences/abstracts/pdfs/2010_Abstracts.pdf
Bialous SA, Sarna L, Wells M, Elashoff D, Wewers ME, Froelicher ES. Characteristics of Nurses Who Used the Internet-based Nurses QuitNet® for Smoking Cessation. Public Health Nursing. 2009 Jul-Aug;26(4):329-38
Sarna L, Aguinaga Bialous S, Wells MJ, Kotlerman J, Froelicher ES, Wewers ME. Do You Need to Smoke to Get a Break?: Smoking Status and Missed Work Breaks Among Staff Nurses. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2009 Aug;37(2 Suppl):S165-71.
Sarna L, Bialous S, Wewers ME, Froelicher ES, Wells MJ, Kotlerman J, Elashoff D. Nurses Trying to Quit Smoking Using the Internet. Nursing Outlook. 2009 Sep-Oct;57(5):246-56.
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Wells M, Kotlerman J, Wewers ME, Froelicher ES. Frequency of Nurses' Smoking Cessation Interventions: Report From a National Survey. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2009 Jul;18(14):2066-77
Sarna L, Bialous SA, Wells MJ, Kotlerman J. Smoking Among Psychiatric Nurses: Does it Hinder Tobacco Dependence Treatment? Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 2009 Feb;15(1):59-67.
Sarna L & Bialous SA (2010). Response to commentary on Sarna, L, Bialous SA, Wells M, Kotlerman J, Wewers, ME & Froelicher ES (2009) Frequency of nurses’ smoking cessation interventions: report from a national survey. Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Wells M, Sarna L, Cooley ME, Brown JK, Chernecky C, Williams RD, Padilla G, Danao LL. Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies to Control Symptoms in Women Living with Lung Cancer. Cancer Nursing. 2007 Jan-Feb;30(1):45-55; quiz 56-7.