Lorraine LORI B. Rubarth, PhD, APRN-NP
Lorraine  LORI B. Rubarth, PhD, APRN-NP

Lorraine LORI B. Rubarth, PhD, APRN-NP

Associate Professor
College of Nursing

Expertise/Specializations

  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Nursing - Doctorate

Position

  • Associate Professor

Biography

A more complete listing of scholarship, teaching, and research interests can be found on my Curriculum Vitae.

Education

  • PhD - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ - 2005
  • MSN - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - 1981
  • BSN - Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI - 1977

Certifications

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • C. Riley & L. Rubarth, Identifying Maternal Risk Factors & Influence on Fetal Risk, In Bellini & Beaulieu's (ed) Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing: A Case-Based Learning Approach, Springer Publishing, 2017
  • Lori B Rubarth. Nurse-Neonatal Intensive Care. St. Petersburg FL, StatPearls Publishing, LLC,, 2016
  • Lori B Rubarth. NP-Neonatal. St. Petersburg FL, StatPearls Publishing, LLC,, 2016
  • Rubarth, L. B. & Parker, D. Ophthalmic System. In C. Kenner & J. W. Lott (Eds) , Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care (5th edition). NewYork, NY: Springer Publishing Co (60%), Springer Publishing, 450-471, 2014

Articles

  • A. Kaspar & L.B.Rubarth,
    Neuroprotection of the Preterm Infant, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, Vol 35, No. 6, 2016
  • L.B.Rubarth & C.D. VanWoudenberg,
    Development of the Gastrointestinal System: An Embryologic and Fetal Review, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, Vol 35, No. 3, 156-158, 2016
  • Riley, C. & Rubarth, L.B. Supporting families of children with disabilities., JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 44 (4), 536-542, 2015
  • Rubarth, L.B. & Quinn, J. Respiratory development and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 34 (4), 231-238, 2015
  • Beckvermit-Prine, K., Goracke, K., & Rubarth, L.B. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the NICU., Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 34 (3), 183-188, 2015
  • Beck, C.L. & Rubarth, L.B. Genetic Testing in Infants., Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 33 (4), 217-220, 2014
  • Rubarth, L.B. Infants of diabetic mothers., Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 32 (6), 416-418, 2013
  • Myers, D., Rubarth, L. B. Facilitating breastfeeding in the neonatal intensive care unit: identifying barriers, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 32 (3), 206-212, 2013
  • Mettling, K., Murcek, K., & Rubarth, L.B. Malignancies and tumors in the neonate., Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 32 (1), 34-40, 2013
  • Wallingford, Brenda, Rubarth, Lori, Abbott, Amy, Miers, Linda J. Implementation and Evaluation of Golden Hour Practices in Infants Younger Than 33 Weeks' Gestation, Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 12 (2), 86-96, 2012
  • Rubarth, L.B., Schoening, A., Cosimano, A & Sandhurst, H. (2012). Women’s experience of hospitalized bed rest during high-risk pregnancy. (40%), Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 41 (3), 398-407, 2012
  • McDonald, K., Rubarth, L. B., Miers, L. J. Job satisfaction of neonatal intensive care nurses, Advances in Neonatal Care, 12 (4), E1-8, 2012
  • Van Woudenberg, C. D., Wills, C. A., Rubarth, L. B. Newborn transition to extrauterine life, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 31 (5), 317-322, 2012
  • Rubarth, L. The apgar score: simple yet complex, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 31, 169-177, 2012
  • Rubarth, L. B. Glucose-6-phosphatase and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase: What are they? What do they do?, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 31 (1), 45-47, 2012
  • Rubarth, L. B. Fraternal or identical: understanding twin gestation, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 30, 196-198, 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. Blood types and ABO incompatibility, Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 30, 50-53, 2011
  • Baas Rubarth, Lori Sepsis, Pneumonia, and Meningitis: What Is the Difference?, Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 10, 177-181, 2010
  • Rubarth, Lori B. Guest Editorial: Neonatal Infection, Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 10, 158-158, 2010
  • Rubarth, L. B. Infants in peril: assessing sepsis in newborns, American Nurse today, 3, 1-4, 2008
  • Rubarth, L. B. Newborn Sepsis-Bacterial Infection, Part II, Advance for Nurses, 9, 30, 2007

Presentations

  • Antibiotics in the NICU: Advanced Application - Oral Presentations at NANN’s 31st Annual Educational Conference, Dallas, TX., 2015
  • "Antibiotics in the NICU: Practical Understanding of Bugs & Drugs" - Oral Presentations at NANN’s 31st Annual Educational Conference, Dallas, TX., 2015
  • "Dealing with Neonatal Respiratory Disorders in the Delivery Room" at AWHONN Nebraska Section 6th Annual Fall Conference. Marriott Regency, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • DeVall, L., & Rubarth, L. (2015). “Swaddle Bathing on the Couplet Care Unit: Pros and Cons” AWHONN Nebraska Section 6th Annual Fall Conference. Marriott Regency, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • “Neonatal Trauma”, presented at Nebraska Neonatal Advanced Practice Association's "What’s New in the NICU?" 8th Annual Regional NICU Conference, Lakeside Hospital, Omaha, NE, 2013
  • Rubarth, L. & Sundermeier, J. (2012). “Chest Tube Competency for NNPs: Standard Catheters & Pigtails”, NNAPA What’s New in the NICU? 7th Annual Regional NICU Conference, Lakeside Hospital, Omaha, NE, 2012
  • Rubarth, L., Schoening, A., Cosimano, A., & Sandhurst, H. (2012). “Use of online support and NICU education to decrease stress for prenatal patients on bedrest: A mixed methods approach”. Nebraska Methodist Hospital Nursing Research Group, Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Rubarth, L., Schoening, A., Cosimano, A., & Sandhurst, H. “Use of online support and NICU education to decrease stress for prenatal patients on bedrest: A mixed methods approach”, 2012 National AWHONN Convention. Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (Washington, DC),, 2012
  • Rubarth, L.B. (2011). “Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders”. NICU Fellowship Classes, Methodist Women’s Hospital, Omaha, NE, October 25 & November 2., 2011
  • Rubarth, L., Schoening, A., Cosimano, A., & Sandhurst, H. (2011). Maternal stressors during high risk pregnancy: Winning the war on bed rest. (Qualitative study review of results) AWHONN Nebraska Section 2nd Annual Fall Conference. Mahoney State Park, Ashland, NE, October 17-18. (25%), 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. (2011). “GI surgical anomalies in the neonate: Diagnosis & treatment prior to transport.” St. Elizabeth’s Regional Medical Center’s 15th Annual Building Blocks of Care Perinatal Conference, Lincoln, NE, September 28-29., 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. & Phalen, A.A. (2011). “Evidence-Based Practice (EBP): Defining the problem and implementing a literature search on the web”. Preconference Session – Sept 14th, NANN 27th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, September 14-17. (2 hrs instruction & 2 hrs hands-on) (50%), 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. & Phalen, A.A. (2011). “How to interpret a research article: Samples and examples!!” In-depth Symposium (3 hrs) on Sept 16th, NANN 27th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, September 14-17. (50%), 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. (2011). “Feeds and Vitamins: Q & A Session”, What’s New in the NICU? 6th Annual Regional NICU Conference, Omaha, NE, Aug 25-26., 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. (2011). “Pharmacology: Q & A Session”, What’s New in the NICU? 6th Annual Regional NICU Conference, Omaha, NE, Aug 25-26., 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. (2011). “Insulin Therapy & Risk of ROP”. NNAPA Bi-Monthly Meeting, Omaha, NE, May 26., 2011
  • Rubarth, L. B. (2009). “Evidence-Based Practice: What is it? Using EBP in the NICU”. NANN 25th Annual Educational Conference – The Neonatal Community: Creating the Silver Lining, Austin, TX., 2009
  • Rubarth, L. B. (2009). “Cardiac Overview: Questions & Case Studies”. NANN 25th Annual Educational Conference – The Neonatal Community: Creating the Silver Lining, Austin, TX., 2009
  • Rubarth, L. B. (2009). “Inborn Errors of Metabolism: An Overview”. NANN 25th Annual Educational Conference – The Neonatal Community: Creating the Silver Lining, Austin, TX., 2009
  • Rubarth, L. B. & Christensen, C. (2009). “Pharmacology Review Session with Case Studies”. 4th Annual NICU Pharmacology Conference, Omaha, NE, 2009

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • High Risk Pregnancy
    Infant Feedings & Growth
    Parent Engagement in the NICU
    Neonatal Sepsis Scale

Grant Funding Received

  • Rubarth, L. (PI), Sandhurst, H., Schoening, A., Cosimano, A. Use of Online Support & NICU Education to Decrease Stress for Prenatal Patients on Bedrest - A Pilot Study
  • Rubarth, L. (PI), Sandhurst, H., Schoening, A., Cosimano, A. Use of Online Support & NICU Education to Decrease Stress for Prenatal Patients on Bedrest - A Pilot Study

Awards and Honors

  • Distinquished Service in Neonatal Nursing Award, NANN (National Association of Neonatal Nurses), 2014
  • Excellence in Nursing - Top 25 Award, March of Dimes, 2010