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Susan C . Connelly, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP

Associate Professor

Nursing

Susan Connelly

Contact

Faculty - Nursing
College of Nursing
Nursing Practice (Doctorate)
Nursing Post-Graduate (Post-Graduate Certificate)
Nursing MSN (Master of Science)
Graduate School
CRISS II - Criss 2

Susan C . Connelly, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP

Associate Professor

Nursing

Expertise/Specializations

  • Pediatric Acute and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • High Risk Neonate
  • Pediatric Development, Safety and Anticipatory Guidance
  • Pediatric Healthcare Management
  • Classroom Education (Undergraduate and Graduate)
  • Certified Practitioner of the EQ-i2.0 & 360 Model of Emotional Intelligence 7/25/2017
  • Foundations for Effective On-Line Teaching and Learning Course 8/24/2014
  • Joanna Briggs Institute-Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Programme, San Francisco, CA 6/23/2014
  • Summer Initiative for Teaching Excellence in the Health Sciences 6/7 & 6/8/2010

Teaching Interests

  • Pediatric Acute and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Research Focus

Interprofessional Education Evaluating the impact of an interprofessional pediatric simulation on advanced practice and pre-licensure nursing students’ self-efficacy Development and assessment of an interprofessional education simulation for pharmacy and nurse practitioner students •Pediatric Health Literacy Developed School Health Report Card for informing parents’ of their children’s state mandated school health screening results •Pediatric Health Promotion Determining the influence of a School Health Report Card on appropriate follow-up for referrals following the state mandated school health screening process • Pediatric Hypertension - Determining onset of Pre-Hypertension with the College of Nursing’s Pediatric Research Group • Pediatric Obesity - Incorporating nursing student health promotion activities in the Parochial school system to reduce pediatric obesity

Department

Nursing - Doctorate

Position

Associate Professor

Articles

  • Journal of Catholic Higher Education
    Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Connelly, S, Potthoff, M, Synowiecki, B. & Yager, A Promoting healthy behaviors in children: Applying Ignation values in schools
    32(2), p. 283-298 2013
  • Journal of School Nursing
    Laughlin, A., Schwartz, M., Walters, R., Synowiecki, B., Potthoff, M., Yager, A. Partnering with schools: A healthy living project 2012
  • Journal of School Health
    Laughlin, A., Schwartz, M., Walters, R., Synowiecki, B., Potthoff, M., Yager, A., & Connelly, S. Partnering with schools: A healthy living project 2012
  • Public Health Nursing
    Laughlin, A., Schwartz, M., Walters, R., Synowiecki, B., Potthoff, M., Yager, A., & Connelly, S. 2012
  • Journal of Catholic Higher Education
    Connelly, Susan C, A School of Nursing and Community Partnership: Generous Helping and Abundant Serving 2012

Presentations

  • Coffman, R., Iverson, L, Connelly, S., & Potthoff, M. (May 2018)Preparing Nurse Practitioner Students to Deliver Bad News. Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Tau Chapter Annual Research Day. Omaha, NE 2018
  • Montange, J., & Connelly, S. (2018). Hyperoxia and hypoxia in the NICU: Does RN education impact alarm limit compliance and alarm response? National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners' (NAPNAP) 39th National Conference on Pediatric HealthCare.  Chicago, IL. March 19-22, 2018. 2018
  • Reyes, K., & Connelly, S. (2018). Investigation of nursing compliance with sterile needleless access device changes: Effects on central line associated blood stream infections in the pediatric intensive care unit: A quality improvement project. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners' (NAPNAP) 39th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care.  Chicago, IL. March 19-22, 2018. 2018
  • Murphy, K. & Connelly, S. (2018). Investigation of nursing compliance with sterile needleless access device changes: Effects on central line associated blood stream infections in the pediatric intensive care unit: A quality improvement project. 21st Annual Practical Pediatrics:  2018 Update. Omaha, NE. March 2, 2018. 2018
  • Waddell, V. & Connelly, S. (2017). Decreasing Radiation Exposure in Pediatric Trauma Related to Cervical Spine Clearance: A Quality Improvement Project. Pediatric Trauma Society (PTS) 4th Annual Meeting.  Charleston, South Carolina, November 2-4, 2017. 2017
  • Coffman, R., Iverson, L, Connelly, S., & Potthoff, M. “Preparing Nurse Practitioner Students to Deliver Bad News”. Presented at University Assessment Symposium, Omaha NE. October 2017. 2017
  • Kirkpatrick, M., Ball, S., Banzhaf, S., Connelly, S., Hanks, J., Hercinger, M., McCafferty, K., & Potthoff, M. (2016). The impact of an interprofessional pediatric simulation on advanced practice and pre-licensure nursing students’ self-efficacy. Midwest Nursing Research Symposium (MNRS). Minneapolis, MN, April 6-8, 2017. (Contributed equally in preparation on the presentation Kirkpatrick presenter) 2017
  • Hercinger, M., Kirkpatrick, M., Ball, S., Banzhaf, S., Connelly, S., Hanks, J., Potthoff, M. & McCafferty, K. (2017) Development of a pediatric simulation using peer mentoring between junior and senior undergraduate and advanced practice nursing students (Invited podium presentation). National Nurse Educator Summit. Orlando, FL, April 2-5, 2017. (Contributed equally in preparation on the presentation, Hercinger presenter) 2017
  • Kirkpatrick, M., Ball, S., Banzhaf, S., Connelly, S., Hanks, J., Hercinger, M., McCafferty, K., & Pothoff, M. (2017). The impact of an interprofessional pediatric simulation on advanced practice and pre-licensure nursing students’ self-efficacy. 2017 National Nurse Educator Summit. Orlando, FL, April 2-5, 2017. 2017
  • Connelly, S., Potthoff, M., Ball, S., Banzhaf, S., Hanks, J., Hercinger, Kirkpatrick, M., & McCafferty, K. (2017). The young and the restless: Combining advanced practice and prelicensure nursing students for intraprofessional simulation (Clinical Roundup Podium). National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners' (NAPNAP) 38th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care. Denver, CO. March 16-19, 2017. (Contributed equally in preparation on the presentation, Connelly presenter) 2017
  • Connelly, S.C. (2017). “Implementation of a School Health Report Card in a Parochial School System”. [Invited] Creighton University College of Nursing Scholarly Forum. Creighton University, Omaha, NE. January 20, 2017. 2017
  • Kirkpatrick, M., Ball, S., Banzhaf, S., Connelly, S., Hanks, J., Hercinger, M., McCafferty, K., & Potthoff, M. (2016). An intraprofessional simulation’s impact on advanced practice and pre-licensure nursing students’ self-efficacy. Creighton University Assessment Symposium. Omaha, NE. October 6, 2016. (Contributed equally in preparation on the poster,  Kirkpatrick presenter) 2016
  • Kirkpatrick, M., Ball, S., Banzhaf, S., Connelly, S., Hanks, J., Hercinger, M., McCafferty, K., & Potthoff, M. (2016). The impact of an interprofessional pediatric simulation on advanced practice and pre-licensure nursing students’ self-efficacy Iota Tau Annual Research Day. Omaha, NE, May 5, 2016. (Contributed equally in preparation of the poster, Kirkpatrick presenter) 2016
  • Connelly, S. “Athletic Achievement Can Be Risky Business”. Local Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference, Omaha, NE, April, 2016 2016
  • Monaghan, M.S., Maleskar, M.A., Ryan Haddad, A. M., Packard, K.E., Elsasser, G.N., Iverson, L.M., Hawkins, K.S., Bredenkamp, N.D., Carrico, C., and Connelly, S. (2015).Development and Assessment of an Interprofessional Education Simulation for Pharmacy and Nurse Practitioner Students. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, National Harbor, Maryland, July 13, 2015. 2015
  • Iverson, L. Hawkins, K., Carrico, C., Bredenkamp, N., Connelly, S., & Potthoff, M(April, 2015). IPE & Simulation in Graduate Nursing. National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) 41st Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD. (Contributed equally in preparation on the presentation, Iverson & Connelly presenters) 2015
  • “Athletic Achievement Can Be Risky Business”, Round Table Presentation at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 12, 2015 2015
  • Connelly, S. (March 12, 2015) Athletic Achievement Can Be Risky Business. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Created and presented) 2015
  • Connelly, S. “Promoting On-line Group Assignments without Turning Blue”, at Creighton University’s College of Nursing’s eTech fair, Omaha, NE 2015
  • Connelly, S. & Elverson, C. (2014). Implementation of a School Health Report Card in a Parochial School System, 25th Annual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Iota Tau/Creighton University Medical Center/Creighton University College of Nursing, Omaha, NE, May 2, 2014 2014
  • “Innovative Approaches to Interprofessional Simulation” at National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 41st Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. 2014
  • Connelly, S. & Elverson, C. Poster presentation “Implementation of a School Health Report Card in a Parochial School System” at Midwest Nursing Research Society 38th Annual Research Conference, St. Louis, MO. 2014
  • Connelly, S. & Elverson, C. (2014). Implementation of a school health report card in a parochial school system. Midwest Nursing Research Society 38th Annual Research Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 27-30, 2014 2014
  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Connelly, S., Potthoff, M., Synowiecki, B., & Yager, A. Poster presentation, “Promoting healthy living behaviors in children: Applying Ignatian values in schools”, at the All Things Ignatian: One Creighton Bridging to a Greater Future poster show, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2014
  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Connelly, S., Potthoff, M., Synowiecki, B., & Yager, A. (2014).Promoting healthy living behaviors in children: Applying Ignatian values in schools. All Things Ignatian: One Creighton Bridging to a Greater Future poster show, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, February 3, 2014. (Contributed equally in preparation of the poster,  Schwartz, Connelly, Potthoff, Synowiecki presenters) 2014
  • Cystic Fibrosis Medications.2nd Annual Pediatric Pharmacology Conference Regional Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Pharmacology Conference (Omaha, NE) 2009

Foundation/Association

  • Schwartz, M., Penner, M., Laughlin, Connelly, S., Potthoff, M. “Alex Chan and His Balanced Body Band School Program. Sponsor: Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Preventing Childhood Obesity Community Grant. Award amount: $25,000. Award Period: April 2015-16. (Participation: 10%)

Other

  • Iverson, L., Connelly, S., & Potthoff, M. “Preparing Nurse Practitioner Students to Deliver Bad News.” Sponsor: Office of Academic Excellence & Assessment at Creighton University. Award amount: $1920 Award Period: December 2016-July 2017. (Participation: 15%)

Awards

  • Daisy Faculty Award Nominee
    selected by the graduate nursing students for mentoring students
    Creighton University nursing students
  • Teaching Excellence Award
    Classroom Excellence (Traditional Nursing Program)
    Creighton College of Nursing graduating senior classes
  • Shine Award
    senior members of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    awarded for commitment and ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service
    student members
  • Teaching Excellence Award
    Classroom Excellence (Accelerated Nursing Program)
    Creighton College of Nursing graduating senior classes
  • Teaching Excellence Award
    Clinical Excellence (Accelerated Nursing Program)
    College of nursing graduating senior classes
  • Teaching Excellence Award
    Classroom Excellence (Traditional Nursing Program)
    College of nursing graduating senior classes
  • Shine Award
    senior members of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority
  • Mission Fellowship Program
    Creighton University

Consulting

  • Mentor
    Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute Mentorship Program
    2014 - 2015
  • Peer Mentorship Program
    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Student Preceptor
    Rina Kojima, Erin Kamp, Anne Pearl, Melissa List, Michelle Peterson
    Charles Drew Health Center School-based Health Care Providers
    2013 - 2013
  • Adjunct Faculty Mentor
    Undergraduate Clinical and Graduate Practicum
    2012 - 2012
  • Advisor Mentor
    Kristine Gauthier (2012-2013) and Lesa Grovas (2011-2012)
    Faculty Student Undergraduate
    2011 - 2014
  • Clinical Faculty Mentor
    Lesa Grovas
    2011 - 2012