Julee Waldrop, DNP, PNP, FAANP
Specialty Area: Children’s Health, Online Learning, Quality Improvement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
5109 Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460
Julee Waldrop is a certified as a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner, a family nurse practitioner, a pediatric mental health specialist and a nurse educator. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and serves as the Associate Editor for the Journal for Nurse Practitioners, the premier clinical journal for the NP profession. She practices on an as needed basis with the Mobile County Health Department as a provider in the Pediatrics Department and volunteers regularly at the LeFlore High School Clinic.
Julee is an advocate for high quality graduate nursing education and faculty scholarship. She is currently mentoring junior faculty in scholarship and writing for publication and is a coach in the Duke University-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program.
She is the co-editor of a recently published book: Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom. Available from Routledge Publishers and on Amazon at: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138021723
She has also self-published with former graduate students a book titled: Pediatric Case Studies to Develop Diagnostic Reasoning. Available on Amazon for Kindle at: http://www.amazon.com/Pediatric-Studies-Develop-Diagnostic-Reasoning-ebook/dp/B00LZTE4TI/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Julee has been married for 36 years to Tony Waldrop, they have two wonderful grown sons and were blessed with their first granddaughter this year. Julee has been an athlete all her life and is an advocate for physical activity as an important part of physical and mental health. She strives to set a good example in this area despite adapting to the relentless aging process.
2015 Suzanne G. Smith Mentoring Award. International Association of Nurse Editors
2014 Fellow. American Association of Nurse Practitioners
2013 Finalist for March of Dimes-Central Florida Division Nurse of the Year
2013 Top 3 Blogs of 2013, Clinical Advisor 2013 Countdown Contest for: “State Medical Boards Trying to Limit Who can be Called Doctor”
2008 Outstanding Faculty Practice Award. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty. Annual Conference, Lexington, KY.
Dr. Waldrop has over 20 years of clinical experience and 20 years of teaching experience at the graduate level. Waldrop’s clinical expertise is in pediatrics, particularly newborns and adolescents. Her research has focused on promotion of safe and healthy newborns. In her most recent faculty position before returning to UNC she was the coordinator of the DNP program at the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Waldrop is currently involved in the following areas of research at UNC. One area focuses on improving the quality of interactions between mothers suffering from depression and their young children in early intervention programs. Another area is focused on assessing and improving health in women and young children in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. Lastly, she is working to understand the workforce implications of those who have earned a doctor of nursing practice degree.
Selected Publications over last 5 years
Waldrop, J.B. (2014). Infancy. In: Pediatric Nursing Made Incredibly Easy. 2nd Edition. Lippincott, William and Wilkens, Philadelphia, PA.
Page, R., Bently, M. & Waldrop, J. (2012). People Live Here. Maternal and Child Health on Isla Isabela, Galapagos. In: Social, Terrestrial & marine Interactions in the Galapagos Islands: Frameworks and Perspectives. Eds: Stephen J. Walsh & Carlos F. Mena. Springer (original research)
Beeber, L., Meltzer-Brody, S., Martinez, M., Matsuda, Y., Wheeler, M., Mandel, M., LaForett, D. & Waldrop, J. (revision in progress). Recognizing maternal depressive symptoms: An opportunity to improve outcomes in early intervention programs. Maternal Child Health.
Waldrop, J., Page, R. & Bentley, P. (revision submitted). Perceptions of Body Size in Mothers and Their Young Children in the Galapagos Islands. Maternal Child Health.
Waldrop, J. & Wink, D. (2016 – currently published online ahead of print). Twitter: An application to encourage information seeking among nursing students. Nurse Educator, doi: 10.1097/NNE.000000000000235.
White, L., Waldrop, J. & Waldrop, C. (2016). Human Papillomavirus and vaccination of males: Knowledge and attitudes of registered nurses. Pediatric Nursing, 42, 1, 21-30, 35.
Ritten, A., Waldrop, J. & Kitson, J. (2016). Feasibility and Effect of Obesity Interventions Delivered by a Primary Care Provider. Journal of Applied Nursing. 30, 119-124.
Ritten, A., Waldrop, J. & Wink, D. (2015). NP Students learning from medically underserved: Impact on attitudes toward poverty. Journal of Nursing Education. 54, 7, 389-393.
D’Agostino, L. & Waldrop, J. (2014). The associations among maternal resiliency, perceptions of touch, and reports of infant touch. University of Central Florida Undergraduate Research Journal, 7(1), 1-14.
Waldrop, J., Caruso, D., Fuchs, M. & Hypes, K. (2014). Five checkpoints for DNP projects that make a difference. Journal of Professional Nursing, 30(4):300-306.
Waldrop, J. & Chase, S. (2014). The Lead Faculty Workload System: Recognizing faculty leadership for quality instruction. Nurse Educator, 39(2): 96-101.
Waldrop, J. (2013). Exploration of reasons for feeding choices in Hispanic mothers. Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(5): 282-288.
Waldrop, J., Anderson, C., & Brandon, D. H. (2013). Guideline-based educational intervention to decrease the risk for readmission of newborns with severe hyperbilirubinemia. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 27, 1, 41-50.
Aroain, K., Robinson, P. Allred, K., Andrews, D., & Waldrop, J. (2012). Building research partnerships with health care organizations: The Scholar Award Model in action. Journal of Research Administration, 153(2):82-93.
Merchant, N. & Waldrop, J. (2012). The safety advantages of pentavalent vaccines. The Nurse Practitioner, 37(4), 48-53.
Waldrop, J. & Miles, M. (2009). Sources of Distress for Southern African American Mothers with HIV. The Source. 1, 12-15.
Blackwell, C. & Waldrop, J. (2012). Certification in nursing education: Implications for nurse practitioner faculty. International Journal Nurse Practitioner Educators, 1(1)epub.
Houston, K., Waldrop, J. & McCarthy, R. (2011). Evidence to guide primary care providers in counseling Latino parents on feeding their infants and young children. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 7(4), 1-6.
Bauer, L. & Waldrop, J. (2009). Trans fat intake in children: Risks and recommendations. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Nov/Dec. 1-6.
West, L., Brunssen, S., Waldrop, J. (2009). Evidence for Treatment of Autistic Children with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. 14(3), 183-91.
West, L., Waldrop, J. & Brunssen, S. (2009). Pharmacologic treatments for the core deficits and associated symptoms of autism in children. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 23(2), 75-89.
Waldrop, J. (2016). Clarifying residencies and fellowships in nursing. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12, 2, A14.
Edmunds, M., & Waldrop, J. (2016). Using appropriate crendentials. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12, 1, A14-A15.
Waldrop, J. (2015). Facing the challenge for more pediatric nurse practitioners. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11, 8, A17-A18.
Edmunds, M., & Waldrop, J. (2015). Reconsidering NP program requirements for manuscript submission. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11, 7, A17-A19.
Waldrop, J. (2015). Dedicated to nurse practitioner education scholarship. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11, 4, A19-20.
Waldrop, J. (2015). Update on the doctor of nursing practice 2015. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11, 3, A23—A24
Waldrop, J. (2013). What to do When you Suspect Child Abuse. April 15. Available at: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/what-to-do-when-you-suspect-child-abuse/article/288934/
Waldrop, J. (2013). State Medical Boards trying to limit who can be called “Doctor”, March 13. Available at: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/state-medical-boards-trying-to-limit-who-can-be-called-doctor/article/284167/
Waldrop, J. (2012). Better access to OTC and emergency contraceptives empowers women. December 8, 2012. Available at: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/state-medical-boards-trying-to-limit-who-can-be-called-doctor/article/271553.
Waldrop, J. (2012). Determining when a grandmother’s love is unhealthy. November 1. Available at: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/state-medical-boards-trying-to-limit-who-can-be-called-doctor/article/284167/
Waldrop, J. (2012). What is a nurse practitioner? September 27. Available at: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/state-medical-boards-trying-to-limit-who-can-be-called-doctor/article/261122/
Waldrop, J. (2012). Make precepting a priority. August 28. Available at: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/state-medical-boards-trying-to-limit-who-can-be-called-doctor/article/256481
Waldrop, J. (2012). Asking teens about uncertainties helps identify depression. June 20. Available at: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/state-medical-boards-trying-to-limit-who-can-be-called-doctor/article/246636
Waldrop, J. (2012). Is obese the new normal? June 6. Available at: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/state-medical-boards-trying-to-limit-who-can-be-called-doctor/article/244622
Waldrop, J. (2012). Smart phone app useful for detecting concussion. May 25. Available at: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/state-medical-boards-trying-to-limit-who-can-be-called-doctor/article/242835
Waldrop, J. (2012). Primary care providers often first defense against dental delay. March 15, 2012. Available at: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/primary-care-providers-often-first-defense-against-dental-decay/article/232115/
Waldrop, J. (2012). Be an advocate for vaccinating boys against HPV. February 29. Available at: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/be-an-advocate-for-vaccinating-boys-against-hpv/article/229970/
Waldrop, J. (2012). Promoting neonatal health through breast-milk donation. February 2. Available at: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/promoting-neonatal-health-through-breast-milk-donation/article/225954/
Waldrop, J. (2012). Implementing standardized developmental screening in pediatrics. January 18. Available at: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/implementing-standardized-developmental-screening-in-pediatrics/article/223738/
Waldrop, J. (2011). Personalizing SIDS prevention: Take individual sleeping habits into account. December 7. Available at: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/personalizing-sids-prevention-take-individual-sleeping-habits-into-account/article/218325/
2016-2018: R03 NIH/NICHD Enhancing Communication between Children in Early Intervention and their Depressed Mothers (Co-I)