Close MenuClose
Close Menu
Kelly S . Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS, CWS

Assistant Professor

Kelly Nelson

Contact

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Faculty
Faculty - Pharmacy, OT, PT
Creighton Pediatric Therapy Faculty
Clinical Services Pediatric Physical Therapists
BOYN - Boyne

Kelly S . Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS, CWS

Assistant Professor

Kelly has been a board-certified specialist in pediatric physical therapy since 2002. Her patients have ranged in age from premature infants to young adults in schools, hospitals, and outpatient clinics over the last 22 years. Kelly is a credentialed clinical instructor and residency mentor whose passion is to encourage student and resident development and by doing so, foster optimum care for children and their families. Kelly earned her APTA Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency Certificate in 2020, the only certificate program for physical therapists who practice in aquatics. Kelly has also held a wound management specialty certification since 2014. She is interested in wound management for children who have sustained traumatic, surgical, and infectious wounds. She teaches coursework in the entry level PT program at Creighton on integumentary physical therapy content. Kelly also serves as the Lead Physical Therapists for Creighton Pediatric Therapy.

Kelly’s background includes competition and instruction in gymnastics and diving. She also helped with on-field injury prevention and management for her daughter’s club softball team over nine years and supports her son in his ongoing competitive tennis endeavors.

Department

Physical Therapy

Position

Assistant Professor

Articles

  • Journal of Allied Health
    Peck, K., Paschal, K., Black, L., Nelson, K. The efficacy of self-directed modules for clinical learning: advanced competencies in entry-level physical therapy education
    43, p. e83-91 2014
  • Journal of Physical Therapy Education
    Peck K, Paschal K, Black L, Nelson, K. Directed Practice Experience: A Model for Student-Initiated Learning.  2013
  • Elsevier
    Nelson KS. Case study: John T. Little: Man who received home health services. In Nelson, R, Staggers, N, Health informatics: An interprofessional approach. St Louis. 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

Presentations

  • Skradski, Jessica, PharmD, Vermaas-Lee- Jacy, MA, OTR/L, Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS, CWS. Interprofessional Seminar Series, Residency programming panel. School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, January 28, 2014 2014
  • Co-instructor, “APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program”, Karen Paschal, PT, DPT, Lisa Black, PT, DPT, and Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS November 8-9, 2013 2013
  • Co-instructor, Updates in pediatric occupational therapy and physical therapy: a panel discussion on the “latest and greatest”, Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS, Jennifer Furze, PT, DPT, PCS, Anna Domina, OTD, OTR/L, Jacy Vermaas-Lee, MA, OTR/L, Creighton University Alumni Homecoming Weekend 2013 September 19, 2013 2013
  • Co-instructor, “APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program”, Karen Paschal, PT, DPT, Lisa Black, PT, DPT, and Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS May 31-June 1, 2013 2013
  • Co-instructor, “APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program”, Karen Paschal, PT, DPT, Lisa Black, PT, DPT, and Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS May 31-June 1, 2013 2013
  • Platform presentation CSM 2013 Nelson, K, Krusemark, C, Poutre, B, Lohman, H, Bautista, V, and Vermaas-Lee, J. Best Practices in Using, Electronic Health Records for Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Students. January 24, 2013 2013
  • Poster presentation PT 2013 Conference Niski, J, Putney, R, Horcher, S, Nelson, K, and Vermaas-Lee. A Pilot Survey of Commercially Available and Commonly Used Toys for Infants 0 to 6 Months of Age. 2013
  • Platform presentation ELC 2012 Peck, K, Nelson, K, Paschal, K, Black, L. Advanced Clinical Competency Experiences During Entry Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Education: A Model of Self-Directed Student Learning and Development of Community Partnerships. October 5, 2012 2012
  • “Guided Decision-making for Integumentary Intervention”, Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS Creighton University Alumni Weekend 2012, September 24, 2012 2012
  • Co-instructor, “APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program”, Karen Paschal, PT, DPT, Lisa Black, PT, DPT, and Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS June 1-2, 2012 2012
  • Section program CSM 2012 Furze, J, Nelson, K, Jensen G, Gagnon K. Clinical Reasoning in Pediatrics: Tools For Entry-Level and Residency Education. February 9, 2012 2012
  • Co-instructor, “APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program”, Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS, Karen Paschal, PT, DPT, and Lisa Black, PT, DPT January 20-21, 2012 2012
  • Co-instructor, “Electronic documentation for the Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist”, Jacy VerMaasLee, MA, OTR/L, Helene Lohman, OTD, OTR/L, Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS; Cortni Krusemark, OTD, OTR/L Creighton University Interprofessional Seminar Series, September 20, 2011 2011
  • Co-instructor, “APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program”, Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS, Karen Paschal, PT, DPT, and Lisa Black, PT, DPT June 3-4, 2011 2011
  • Co-instructor, “Student assessment strategies for practicums and clinicals: a webinar”, Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS, and Andrea Thinnes, OTD, OTR/L May 4, 2011 2011
  • Co-instructor, “APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program”, Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS, and Tammy Roehrs, PT, MA, NCS April 9-10, 2011 2011
  • Platform presentation Wide River Conference 2011 Jacy Vermaas-Lee, MA, OTR/L, Helene Lohman, OTD, OTR/L, Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS; Cortni Krusemark, OTD, OTR/L; Best practices with Electronic Health Records (EHRs) for occupational therapy and physical therapy students in Nebraska: Learning about current usage and exploring future possibilities. 2011
  • Platform presentation SOPAC 2011 Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS; Jennifer Furze, PT, DPT; Sara Garcia, PT, DPT; Penni Romero, PT, MS; and Marlena Witchell, PT, DPT; Creating Pediatric Experiential Opportunities through Community Partnerships 2011
  • Co-instructor, “Utilizing high-tech and gaming implements to improve function in patients across the lifespan”, Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS, Jennifer Furze, PT, DPT, PCS, and Jacy Vermaas-Lee, MA, OTR/L Creighton University Alumni and Friends Weekend 2011 2011