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Judith Mary Rohde

Judith Mary Rohde


tRohde, a director of pediatric nursing at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, was born in Baltimore. She earned a B.S. in nursing in 1975 from Georgetown University and an M.S. in nursing in 1975 from the University of Maryland Graduate School of Nursing with a medical-surgical specialty and a specialization in neurological and neurosurgical nursing. Rohde earned certification as an adult nurse practitioner in primary care from the University of Maryland in 1978. In 2007, she earned her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Rohde began her professional career as a clinical nurse in the neurology department of the University of Maryland Hospital in 1971. She left the University of Maryland Hospital in 1974 for a one-year position at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in neurosurgery, then in 1975 was appointed to the University of Maryland Graduate School of Nursing as a faculty associate, and as an adult nurse practitioner at the University of Maryland Hospital in the neurology department. At Maryland, she was promoted to nurse chairman in 1979 in the department of neurosurgery. In 1982, Rohde returned to Hopkins as Assistant Director for Neuroscience Nursing where she managed 170 beds, and five hospitalization programs with a thirteen million dollar budget. From 1987 through 1988, she was a faculty associate in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and oversaw graduate students in the nursing administration practicum. In 1992, Rohde was named Assistant Director of Neuroscience and Psychiatric Nursing and then promoted to director in 1994. In 2012, she was named Director of Pediatric Nursing, a position she held until her retirement in 2017.

Rohde’s professional memberships included the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, where she was chair of the standards committee from 1980 to 1981. Her clinical practice interests included nursing shared governance models, patient aggression screening in inpatient psychiatry, and patient lifting strategies to reduce employee injury. Rohde authored Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology in 1990 and contributed to the textbooks Medical Surgical Nursing, A Conceptual Approach; Johns Hopkins Nursing Professional Practice Model: Strategies to Advance Nursing Excellence; and Measuring Patient Outcomes.

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