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Jennifer A . Furze, PT, DPT

Vice Chair, Boyne 158

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Jennifer Furze

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School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Faculty
Faculty - Pharmacy, OT, PT
BOYN - Boyne

Jennifer A . Furze, PT, DPT

Vice Chair, Boyne 158

Professor

Dr. Furze is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy at Creighton University. She is the coordinator of the Creighton University Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency program. She teaches in the pediatric area of a systems- based lifespan approach model of the curriculum. Her published educational research centers around clinical reasoning in entry-level and residency education, effective teaching, and interprofessional education. She was a recent recipient of the Stanford Award for the most influential publication in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education. She is a leader in a number of APTA components including the ABPTS Pediatric Specialty Council and the chair of the Academic and Clinical Education Special Interest Group of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Dr. Furze received her entry-level doctor of physical therapy degree from Creighton University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton. A more complete listing of scholarship, teaching, and research interests can be found on my Curriculum Vitae.
 

Teaching Interests

  • Board Certified Pediatric Physical Therapy Specialist

Research Focus

The development and facilitation of clinical reasoning skills in professional and residency physical therapy education. mentorship in residency education and educational research.

Department

Physical Therapy

Position

Professor

Books

  • Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children
    Goulet, C., Furze, J. Neuromuscular systems: structures. functions, diagnoses, and evaluation., p. 296-346 2012

Articles

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
    Anderson DA, Furze JA, Moore JG. Moving toward excellence in pediatric physical therapy education: A scoping review. 
    31, p. 95-113. 2019
  • Journal of Physical Therapy Education
    Huhn K, Black L, Christensen N, Furze J, Vendrely A, Wainwright S. Clinical reasoning: survey of teaching methods and assessment in entry-level physical therapist clinical education. 
    32, p. 241-247. 2018
  • Physiotherapy Theory & Practice
    Furze JA, Greenfield BH, Barr JB, Gale JR, Geist K, Jensen GM. Clinical Narratives in Residency Education: Exploration of the Learning Process. 
    15, p. 1-16. 2018
  • Physical Therapy
    Christensen N, Black L, Furze J, Huhn K, Vendrely A, Wainwright S. Clinical Reasoning: Survey of Teaching Methods, Integration, and Assessment in Entry-Level Physical Therapist Academic Education. 
    97(2), p. 175-186. 2017
  • Physical Therapy
    Furze JA, Tichenor CJ, Fisher BE, Jensen G, Rapport MJ.  Physical therapy residency and fellowship education: reflections on the past, present, and future
    96(7), p. 949-959. 2016
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
    Schreiber J, Moerchen V, Lundeen H, Furze J, Rapport MJ, Martin K, Pelletier E. Experiential Learning with Children: An Essential Component of Professional Physical Therapy Education.
    27(4), p. 356-367. 2015
  • Journal of Physical Therapy Education
    Furze J, Black L, Hoffman J, Barr JB, Cochran T, Jensen G. Exploration of Students’ Clinical Reasoning Development in Entry-Level Physical Therapy Education.
    29(3), p. 22-33. 2015
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
    Furze J, Kenyon L, Jensen G. Connecting Classroom, Clinic & Context: Clinical Reasoning Strategies for Clinical Instructors and Academic Faculty. Pedaitric Physical Therapy. 2015;27(4);368-375
    27(4), p. 368-375. 2015
  • Journal of Physical Therapy Education
    Furze J, Black L, Cochran T, Gale J, Jensen G. Clinical Reasoning: Development of a Grading Rubric for Student Assessment.
    29(3), p. 34-45. 2015
  • International Public Health Journal
    Packard KA, Kalkowski J, White N, Ryan-Haddad A, Black L, Flecky K, Furze J, Rusch L, Qi Y. Impact of a financial education program on the health of single, low-income women and their children.
    7(1), p. 37-47. 2015
  • Nova Science
    White ND, Packard KA, Kalkowski JC, Ryan-Haddad AM, Black LL, Flecky KA, Furze JA, Rusch LM, Qi Y. Chapter 6: A novel financial education in single women of low-income and their children. In Caron R and Merrick J, eds. Public Health: Improving health via Inter-Professional Collaborations. New York, NY 2014
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
    Rapport MJ, Furze J, Martin K, Schreiber J, Dannemiller LA, DiBiasio PA, Moerchen VA. Essential competencies in entry-level pediatric physical therapy education.
    26(1), p. 7-18. 2014
  • International Public Health Journal
    White N, Packard KA, Kalkowski J, Ryan-Haddad A, Flecky K, Furze J, Rusch L, Black L. A novel financial education program for single women of low income and their children.
    7(1), p. 49-55. 2014
  • Journal of Interprofessional Care
    Doll, J., Packard, K., Furze, J., Huggett, K., Jensen, G., Jorgensen, D., Wilken, M., Chelal, H., Maio, A. Reflections from an interprofessional education experience: Evidence for the core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice
    27, p. 194-196. 2013
  • Journal of Women's Health
    Kalkowski, Julie, Packard, Kathleen, White, Nicole, Ryan-Haddad, Ann, Furze, Jennifer, Rusch, Lorraine, Flecky, Kathleen, Black, Lisa, Cochran, Teresa, Stricklett, Kate M. Impact of a Financial Success Education Program on Quality of Life and Health in Single, Low-Income Mothers
    22, p. 32-33. 2013
  • F. A. Davis Publishers
    Goulet C, Furze J. Chapter 7: Neuromuscular System: Examination, Evaluation, and Diagnoses. In Effgen SK. Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children, 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA. 2013
  • American Physical Therapy Association
    Furze J, Kenyon L, Jensen G. Clinical Reasoning in Pediatrics. Section on Pediatrics Fact Sheet. Alexandria, VA 2013
  • Journal of Interprofessional Care
    Doll J, Packard K, Furze J, Hugget K, Jensen G, Jorgenensen D, Wilkin M, Hardeep C, Maio A, Yongue Q. Reflections from an Interprofessional Education Experience: Evidence for the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.
    27(2), p. 194-196 2013
  • Journal of Interprofessional Care
    Doll J, Packard K, Furze J, Hugget K, Jensen G, Jorgenensen D, Wilkin M, Hardeep C, Maio A, Yongue Q. Reflections from an Interprofessional Education Experience: Evidence for the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.
    27(2), p. 194-196 2013
  • Physiotherapy Theory & Practice
    Furze J, Nelson K, O'Hare M, Ortner A, Threlkeld J, Jensen, G. Describing the Clinical Reasoning Process: Application of a Model of Enablement to a Pediatric Case.
    29(3), p. 222-231. 2013
  • Physiotherapy theory and practice
    Furze, J., Nelson, K., O'Hare, M., Ortner, A., Threlkeld, A. J., Jensen, G. M. Describing the clinical reasoning process: Application of a model of enablement to a pediatric case
    29, p. 222-231. 2012
  • Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education
    Packard K, Hardeep C, Maio A, Doll J, Furze J, Hugget K, Jensen G, Wilken M, Youngue Q. Interprofessional Team Reasoning Algorithm: A Tool for Case Study Analysis with Health professions Students.
    2(3), p. 250-263 2012
  • Physiotherapy Theory & Practice
    Furze JA, Black L, Peck K, Jensen G. Student Perceptions of a Community Engagement Experience: Exploration of Reflections on Social Responsibility and Professional Formation.
    27(6), p. 411-421. 2011
  • International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
    Peck K, Furze J, Black L, Flecky K, Nebel A. Interprofessional collaboration and social responsibility: utilizing community engagement to assess faculty and student perceptions.
    5(8), p. 205-222. 2010
  • Journal of Allied Health
    Furze J, Lohman H, Mu, K. Impact of an interprofessional community-based educational experience on students' perceptions of other health professions and older adults.
    37, p. 71-77. 2008

Publications

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
    Nelson K, Pladera S, Seidl K, Furze, JA. The Effects of a WiiFit Intervention on Balance Performance of a Child With Cerebral Palsy.
    22(1), p. 136 2010

Presentations

  • Furze J, Anderson D, Moore J. Moving Toward Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Excellence: Evidence and Application. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Washington DC. 2019
  • Pillsbury L, McHugh V, Bagwell J, Furze J. Innovative PT Interventions for Children with SMA Type 1 Receiving SPINRAZA®: A Case Series.Poster Session, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Washington DC.        2019
  • Furze J, Dannemiller L, and Rapport MJ. Summative Outcome Measures: Tools in Assessing Psychomotor and Other Skills in Student Learning.  Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference, Chattanooga, TN. 2018
  • Birkmeier M, Anderson D, Furze J, Lundeen H, Dannemiller L, Moore J. Exploring Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education through Collaboration and Utilization of a Mixed Methods Approach. APTA Education Leadership Conference, Jacksonville, FL. 2018
  • McDevitt A, Rapport MJ, Jensen G, Furze J. Clinical Reasoning Understanding Communication,Context, & Care. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 2018
  • Moerchen V, Lundeen H, Furze J, Birkmeier M, Fiss A, Dole R. Dianne Cherry Forum: Pediatric PT Educational Research: Developing a Road Map. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 2018
  • Furze JA, Rapport MJ. Pediatric PT Educational Research: Best Practices in Teaching and Learning. Combined Sections Meeting. San Antonio, TX. 2017
  • Rapport MJ, Catalino T, Furze JA. Competency-based preparation for physical therapists: addressing early intervention at every phase. International Society on Early Intervention Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.    2016
  • Barr JB, Black L, Furze J, Gale J, Knight H, Nelson K. Common Curriculum: A Model for Inter-specialty Education Across PT Residency Programs, Platform Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA. 2016
  • Black L, Gale J, Cochran TM, Furze J, Siracuse M. Development and Validation of a Survey Instrument on Community Engagement for Physical Therapy and other Healthcare Professions Students. Platform Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA,. 2016
  • Christensen N, Black L, Jensen GM, Briggs M, Furze J, Rapport MJ. Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Assessment of Clinical Reasoning in Residency Education. Session Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA. 2016
  • Huhn K, Christenson N, Black L, Furze J, Wainwright S. Clinical Reasoning in The Classroom and Clinic: Taking our Pulse. Session Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. 2015
  • Jensen G, Furze J, Rose D, Daly C, Benedetto M. Clinical Reasoning: Managing Practice. Session Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. 2015
  • Furze J, Jensen G, Rapport MJ, Christensen N, Briggs M, Paschal K, Hartley G, Nordstrom. Domains of Professional Competence: Looking Across the Educational Continuum. Session Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. 2015
  • Pelletier E, Moore J, Furze J, Rapport MJ. Pediatric Residency Education and Development: Meeting the Needs of Residents Effectively. Session Presentation, APTA Section on Pediatrics Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO. 2014
  • Packard KA, Kalkowski J, White N, Ryan-Haddad A, Furze J, Flecky K, Rusch L, Black L, Martens-Stricklett K, Qi Y. A novel financial education program in single women of low-income and their children. Poster Presentation, All Together Better Health VII International Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. 2014
  • Furze J. Clinical Reasoning Roundtable: Discussion and Application. Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA. 2013
  • Furze J. Celebrating the Past 40 Years of Section on Pediatrics: Looking Toward the Future. Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA. 2013
  • Furze J, Jensen G. Clinical Reasoning in Pediatrics Part 1: Laying the Foundation for Facilitating Reasoning Abilities in Students. Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA. 2013
  • Furze J, Jensen G. Clinical Reasoning in Pediatrics Part 2: Strategies and Tools for Assessing Student Learning in Entry-Level Education. Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA. 2013
  • Kalkowski J, Packard K, White N, Furze J, Ryan-Haddad A, Rusch L, Flecky K, Black L, Cochran T. Women's Health 2013: The 21st Annual Congress, Impact of Financial Success Education Program on Quality of Life and Health in Single, Low-Income Mothers. Women’s Health 2013: 21st Annual Congress Conference, Poster Presentation, Washington DC. 2013
  • Martin K, Schreiber J, Rapport MJ, Furze J. Diane Cherry Forum: Best Practices in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education. Session Presentation, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting. 2013
  • Furze J, Jensen G. Clinical Reasoning: Considerations for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment of Physical Therapy Students in Pediatrics. Section on Pediatrics Education Summit, Alexandria, VA. 2012
  • Gillespie N, Packard K, Kalkowski J, Ryan- Haddad A, Furze J, Rusch L, Flecky K, Black L, Cochran T. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Women and Children in an Urban Financial Education Program. American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Preventative Medicine Conference, Poster Presentation, Orlando, FL. 2012
  • Deubler D, Dole R, Furze J, Spake E. Diane Cherry Forum: Scholarship in Teaching and Learning in Pediatrics: Respecting and Building Portfolios. Session Presentation, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL. 2012
  • Furze J. Nelson K, Jensen G, Gagnon K. Pediatric Clinical Reasoning: Tools for Entry-Level and Residency Education. Session Presentation, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL. 2012
  • Cochran T, Black L, Furze J, Jensen G. Assessing Health Profession Students Perception of Social Responsibility with Participation in Community Engagement Activities: Validation of a Survey Tool. Platform Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL 2012
  • Black L, Cochran C, Furze J, Yongue Q. Student Perceptions of Social Responsibility and Community Engaged Learning: Validation of a Survey for Health Professions. Poster Presentation, All Things Ignatian, Creighton University. 2012
  • Black LL, Cochran TC, Furze JA, Jensen G, Ryan-Haddad A, Doll J, Youngyue Q. Assessing Student Perceptions of Social Responsibility from Interprofessional Community Engaged Learning Experiences: Validation of a Survey Tool for the Health Professions.Poster Presentation, Collaborating Across Borders III, Tuscon, AZ, November 19, 2011. 2011
  • Doll J, Packard K, Hardeep C, Furze J, Hugget K, Jensen G, Jorgensen D, Wilken M, Youngue Q. Evaluation of an Algorithm to Educate Health Profession Students on Interprofessional Case Studies. Platform Presentation, Collaborating Across Borders III, Tuscon, AZ. 2011
  • Doll, JD, Packard, K, Huggett, K, Maio, A, Furze, J, Jensen, G, Jorgensen, D, Wilken, M, Qi, Y & Chehal, H. Evaluation of an Algorithm to Educate Health Professions Students on Interprofessional Case Studies. Department of Medicine – Division of General Internal Medicine Annual Research Conference. Omaha, NE.  2011
  • Nelson K, Furze J, Bruening S, Rommero P, Witchell M. Creating Pediatric Experiential Opportunities through Community Partnerships. Platform Presentation. Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA. 2011
  • Packard KA, Doll J, Furze J, Chehal H, Hugget K, Jensen G, Jorgensen D, Maio A, Wilken M. Interprofessional Team Reasoning Algorithm: A Tool for Case Study Analysis with Health Professions Students. Oral Invited presentation, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy District V Annual Meeting. Saskatoon, Canada. 2011
  • Ryan-Haddad A, Jones RM, Coover K, Black LL, Furze JA, Cochran T, Jensen, GM. Assessment of the Impact of Service on Student Values Using A Community Engagement Survey. Poster Presentation, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, San Antonio, TX. 2011
  • Furze J. Examining the Challenges of Infant Mortality as Experienced by Health Professionals: Positioning. Addressing Health Disparities: Focus on Infant Mortality. Continuing Medical Education, Omaha, NE. 2011
  • Furze J. The Test of Infant Motor Performance and the TIMPSI in the NICU. Invited presentation. University of Nebraska Medical Center. Neonatal Journal Club Meeting, Omaha, NE. 2011
  • Black L, Cochran T, Furze J, Peck K, Jensen G. Assessing Social Responsibility in Health Professions Students: Professional Formation in the Ignatian Context All Things Ignatian Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, NE. 2011
  • Economides S, Furze J. Developmental Needs of the Infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Creighton University Medical Center, Continuing Education Course for Nurses. Omaha, NE. 2011
  • Furze J, Gwyer J. Clinical Reasoning: An Essential Skill in Clinical Education: Do You Know It When You See It? Invited Presentation, New England Clinical Education Consortium, Clinical Faculty Institute, Springfield, MA. 2010
  • Furze J, Black L, Jensen G, Ekstrum J, Barr JB, Laubscher K, Gwyer J. Beyond our Box: Clinical Reasoning Progression: Tools for Entry-Level, Clinical and Residency Education. Session Presentation, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA. 2010

Foundation/Association

  • National Study of Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education: Phase I

  • Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education

  • Mentoring in Physical Therapy Residency Education: Assessment and Facilitation of Skills.

Other

  • Assessment of Essential Clinical Reasoning Skills: Development of a Grading Rubric.

  • Improving Health Outcomes in Women and Children through a Multidisciplinary Financial Education Program.

Awards

  • Bud DeHaven Service Award
    Awarded to an Academy member who has demonstrated sustained and extraordinary service to the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.
    Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Scholarly Achievement Award
    School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Creighton University Distinguished Educator in Teaching and Learning
    Creighton University
  • Journal of Physical Therapy Education Stanford Award
    This award was created to the author(s) of a manuscript containing the most influential educational ideas published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education that calendar year.
    Journal of Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy Department Educator of the Year
    Physical Therapy Program
  • School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Excellence in Teaching Award
    School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Father Don Driscoll Ignatian Teaching Award
    School of Pharmacy and Health Professions