Maryjo Prince-Paul, PhD, APRN, ACHPN, FPCN

Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing

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Research Interests

  • Palliative Care
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Outcomes (related to palliative care delivery models)
  • Relational Communication (specifically positive psychological variables including love, gratitude,and forgiveness) with advanced cancer patients and their loved ones
  • Oncology
  • Spirituality as a Predictor of Life Completion

Research Projects

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Subproject: "Prevention Research Educational Post-Doctoral Training Program (PREP)." Sponsored by NIH/National Cancer Institute. Rose, PI. 8/1/07-7/31/09.
  • Advisory Committee Member, "Improving the Quality of Spiritual Care as a Dimension of Palliative Care Project." Sponsored by Archstone Foundation. Ferrell and Puchalski, Co-PIs. 10/1/08-4/30/10.
  • Co-Investigator, "Building End-of-life Science through Positive Human Strengths and Traits (BEST) Center." Sponsored by National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institute of Health, 1P30NR011907.

Educational Background

  • BSN, Nursing, Wright State University, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • MSN, Nursing Oncology, Case Western Reserve Univesity, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
  • PhD, Nursing, Case Western Reserve Univesity, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH


  • Board Certification-Palliative Care Advanced Practice
  • Ohio State Licensure for Practice as Registered Nurse
  • Ohio Board of Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist

Recent Publications

  • Prince-Paul, M. J. (2011). The Diabetic Hospice Patient: Incorporating Evidence and Medications into Goals of Care. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 13(6), 356-365.
  • Brennan, C., Prince-Paul, M. J., Wiencek, C. A. (2011). Providing a "Good Death" for Oncology Patients During the Final Hours of Life in the Intensive Care Unit. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 22(4), 379-396.
  • Mazanec, P., Daly, B. J., Ferrell, B., Prince-Paul, M. J. (2011). Lack of communication and control: Experiences of distance caregivers of parents with advanced cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 38(3), 307-313.

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