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Lorraine M . Rusch, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

Lorraine Rusch

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Faculty - Nursing
College of Nursing
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Lorraine M . Rusch, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

As faculty at Creighton University College of Nursing since 2004, Dr. Rusch's teaching, scholarship, and service activities blend to produce a positive and significant impact on the University community, the Nursing profession, my colleagues, and the personal and professional formation of our students.  Her greatest contributions in the past five years include: developing innovative teaching strategies to help students apply knowledge for safe nursing practice; leading team development of two major curricular revisions and quality improvement initiatives in the CON; contributing to University interprofessional education and mission-based service-learning initiatives; and published and funded scholarship that reflects her research and teacing interests.  She has been recognized by students and peers for excellence in teaching, scholarship, service.

 
 

Research Focus

Nursing Education: Development of and Assessment of Clinical Reasoning & Decision Making Interprofessional Health Education; Adult Cardiac Health

Department

Nursing - Bachelors

Position

Associate Professor

General

  • N/A
    Hercinger, M., Laughlin, A. Switching gears and sustaining readiness for practice momentum in a pandemic 2021
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    Flott, E., Kirkpatrick, M., Williams, J., Ball, S., & Minnich, M. Supporting faculty facilitation of collaborative learning and leadership 2021
  • Journal of Family and Economic Issues
    White, N., Kalkowski, J., Galvin, D., Walters, R., Furze, J., Ryan-Haddad, A., Black, L., Flecky, K., Peterson, J., Rusch L. M. Finances First: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Financial Education and Coaching in Low Income, Single Mother Households 2021
  • Nurse Education in Practice
    Kirkpatrick, M., Rusch L. M., Williams, J., Minnich, M., Ball, S., et al Fostering Collaborative Learning and Leadership Through Peer Mentorship Among Undergraduate Nursing Students. 2020
  • Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning
    White, N., Packard, K., Flecky, K., Kalkowski, J., Furze, J., Ryan-Haddad, A., Black, L., Rusch, L.M., & Qi, Y. Two Year Sustainability of the Effect of a Financial Education Program on the Health and Wellbeing of Single, Low-Income Women.
    29(1), p. 68-74 2018
  • Journal of Women's Health
    Kalkowski, J., Packard, K., White, N., Ryan-Haddad, A., Furze, J., Rusch, L. M., Flecky, K., Black, L., Cochran, T., & Stricklett, K. M. Impact of a Financial Success Education Program on Quality of Life and Health in Single, Low-Income Mothers.
    22(3), p. 32-33 2013

Articles

  • Nurse Educator
    Manz, J., Hercinger, M., Oertwich, A., & McCafferty, K. Nurse Preceptor Perceptions of Nursing Student Progress Toward Readiness for Practice
    44(1), p. 34-37 2019
  • Nurse Education in Practice
    McCafferty, K. Schoening, A.M., Hercinger, M., & Manz, J. ( Impact of DEU model on the perceived behaviors and professional attributes of nursing students in a senior capstone practicum.
    33, p. 90-93 2018
  • Nurse Educator
    Beiermann, T., Schoening, A.M., Slone, C. Flott, B., Manz, J., & Miller, J. Defining Roles and Expectations for Faculty, Nurses, & Students in a Dedicated Education Unit
    43(1), p. 14-17 2018
  • Journal of Womens Health
    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
  • Nursing Leadership Forum
    Supporting Clinical Nursing Leadership and Professional Practice at the Unit Level
    9(2), p. 61-66 2004

Presentations

  • Rusch, L. M. & Kokensparger, B. J. (2021) Engaging in the Teaching as Scholarship Journey. Creighton University Teaching & Learning Center. Omaha, NE. 2021
  • Title: Exploring Use of Mobile Health Technology in Heart Failure Self-Care Management: “Heart Health Co-Pilot Program” Objectives: 1. Describe the role and possible impact of mobile health technology in patients with heart failure. 2. Identify how the care partner can be an active participant in the heart failure patient’s plan of care. 3. Discuss both positive aspects and opportunities for growth when collaborating with academic-practice partners in research. 2021
  • Hadenfeldt, C., Rusch, L. M., & Flecky, K. (May 2018). Frailty Assessment in an Urban Homeless Adult Population. Podium Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Tau Chapter, Research Day. Omaha, NE 2018
  • Hadenfeldt, C., Rusch, L. M., & Flecky, K. (April 2018). Frailty Assessment in an Urban Homeless Adult Population. Midwest Nursing Research Society, Cincinnati, OH. 2018
  • Rusch, L.M, Martens-Stricklett, K., Culhane, D., Ryan-Haddad, A., Reed-Bouley, K. Shada, E. (August 2017).  Project Homeless Connect Omaha: Integrating Social Justice, Service, and Interprofessional Education.  Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities’ Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education Conference. Seattle, WA. 2017
  • Kirkpatrick, M. & Rusch, L. (2017) Addressing Self-Efficacy and Self-Awareness in Undergraduate Nursing Students Through End-of-Life Simulation. Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN 2017
  • Rusch, L. M., Oertwich, A., Schoening, A.M., Hercinger, M., Manz, J., & McCafferty, K. (November, 2015). Quantitative Outcomes of the DEU Clinical Teaching Model. Podium presentation, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, BSN Education Conference, Orlando, FL 2015
  • Empowering Homeless Individuals through an Interprofessional Campus-to-Community Engagement. Podium presentation, Collaborating Across Borders V, Roanoke, VA 2015
  • POSTER: Rusch, L. M., Oertwich, P. A., Woods, S., Hercinger, M., Manz. J., & McCafferty, K. (May 2015). Preceptor Perceptions of Student Readiness for Preceptorship: Comparison of Two Clinical Models. Poster Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Tau Chapter Research Day. Omaha, NE. 2015
  • POSTER: Kalkowski J, White N, Packard K., Ryan-Haddad A, Furze J, Flecky K, Rusch L. M, Black L, Martens-Stricklett K, Qi Y. (March 2015) Health Effects of Financial Education in Single, Low-Income Women. Poster, Eighth Health Disparities Conference. New Orleans, LA. 2015
  • POSTER: Packard KA, Kalkowski J, White N, Ryan-Haddad A, Furze J, Flecky K, Rusch L. M, Black L, Martens-Stricklett K, Qi Y. (June 2014) A novel financial education program in single women of low-income and their children. Poster, All Together Better Health VII International Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. 2014
  • POSTER: Rusch, L. M. (April 2014) Promoting Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Clinical Learning Experiences. Poster Presentation, ATI National Nurse Educator Summit. Orlando, FL 2014
  • Rusch, L. M., Schoening, A.M., Slone, C., Shirley, N. (March 2014) Dedicated Education Unit: Creating New Learning Environments. Podium Presentation, Educational Learning Environments: Enhancing Student Skills and Successes. Creighton University, Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment. 2014
  • POSTER: Rusch, L. M., Matthews, M., Pulverenti, S., Johnson, R. (May 2013). Obesity and Self-Efficacy in Low-Income Women in Omaha, Nebraska. Poster Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Tau Chapter Research Day. Omaha, NE 2013
  • Rusch, L. M., Flecky, K., Doll, J. (April 2013) Conversations on Student Learning with Others: Interprofessional Community Engagement. Invited Panelist, Creighton University, Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment 2013
  • POSTER: Rusch, L. M., Todd, M., Oertwich, P. A., Woods, S., Hercinger, M., & Manz. J. (October 2012). External Evaluation of Curriculum: Preceptor Perceptions of Students’ Readiness for Practice. Poster Presentation 39th Annual Professional Nurse Educators Group National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development. Philadelphia, PA. 2012
  • POSTER: Schoening, A.M., Rusch, L.M., & Johnson, S. (May 2012) Nursing Practices Related to Central Venous Line Occlusions in a Pediatric Population. Poster Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Tau Chapter Research Day. Omaha, NE 2012
  • Schoening, A.M., Rusch, L.M., & Johnson, S. (April 2012). Nursing Practices Related to Central Venous Line Occlusions in a Pediatric Population. Poster Presentation, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Research Day. Omaha, NE. 2012
  • Gillespie N, Packard KA, Kalkowski J, Ryan Haddad A, Furze J, Rusch L, Black L, Cochran T, Flecky K, Martens-Stricklett K, Milloshi R, Qi Y. (February, 2012) Cardiovascular risk factors of women and children in an urban financial education program. Preventive Medicine Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 2012
  • Rusch, L. M. (2011). Exploring Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Experiences with Clinical Preparation, Clinical Reasoning, and Decision Making. Poster Presentations: Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG) Conference 2011
  • Rusch, L. M., Todd, M., Oertwich, P. A., Woods, S., Hercinger, M., & Manz. J. (October 2011). Preceptor Perceptions of Student Readiness for Preceptorship: Innovations in Curriculum Evaluation. Poster Presentation, 38th Annual Professional Nurse Educators Group National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development. Baltimore, MD 2011
  • Rusch L. M. (2011) Multiple Choice Exam Item Writing. Faculty Development In-services, Creighton SON (CEUs) 2011
  • PODIUM; Rusch, L. M. & Hercinger, M. (2008). Enhancing Patient Education with Informatics: An Internet Health Information Analysis Project. Podium Presentation, 35th Annual Professional Nurse Educators Group National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development in Kansas City, MO. October. 2008
  • POSTER: Hercinger, M. & Rusch, L. M. (October 2008). Educating Beyond the Clinical Setting: A Care Management Focus. Poster Presentation. 35th Annual Professional Nurse Educators Group National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development (PNEG) in Kansas City, MO 2008
  • A Tool for Planning Effective Clinical Conferences. Podium presentation, International Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies. Breckenridge, CO. 2007

Other

  • Packard KA, Kalkowski J, Ryan Haddad A, Furze J, Rusch L. M., Black L, Cochran T, Flecky K, Martens-Stricklett K, Milloshi R, Qi Y.

  • Rusch, L. M., Schoening, A. M., Slone, C., Shirley, N. Dedicated Education Unit: Creating New Learning Environments. Creighton University, Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment

Awards

  • Distinguished Educator in Teaching as Scholarship Award
    The recipients of the award must: hold a full-time faculty appointment at the university; must be at least at the rank of Associate Professor; and must show a consistent commitment to the teaching mission and objectives of the University and one's primary appointed department.
    Creighton University
  • DAISY Faculty Award Nominee
    Creighton University, College of Nursing Students
    Creighton University, College of Nursing Students
  • Teaching Excellence Award for Undergraduate Classroom Instruction
    Creighton University College of Nursing Undergraduate Class of 2019
  • DAISY Faculty Award Nominee
    Creighton University, College of Nursing Students
  • 2019 Outstanding Nurse Educator
    Nebraska Nurses Association
  • DAISY Faculty Award Nominee
    Creighton University, College of Nursing Students
  • Winifred J. Ellenchild Pinch Research Award
    Frailty in the Adult Homeless Population Research
    Iota Tau Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
  • DAISY Faculty Award Nominee
    Creighton University, College of Nursing Students
  • Keynote Speaker--Member Induction Ceremony
    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Iota Tau Chapter
  • 2014 Positive Image of Nursing Award
    Nebraska Nurses Association
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
    Pacific Lutheran University
  • Teaching Excellence Award for Undergraduate Classroom Instruction
    Awarded by graduating student cohort
    Creighton University College of Nursing
  • “40 Under 40” Nebraska Nursing Leaders
    Nebraska Action Coalition for the Future of Nursing
  • 2012 Outstanding Dissertation Award
    Midwest Nursing Research Society, Nursing Education Research Section
  • John P. Schlegel, SJ, Diversity Award for Excellence & Innovation
    Unit/Department/Program Collaborative Recipient
    Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service & Education (OISSE)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty
    Creighton University College of Nursing
  • Winifred J. Ellenchild Pinch Research Award
    Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Tau Chapter
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    academic honor society
    Villanova University
  • Doctoral Student Moderator
    Selected as Doctoral Student Moderator for Nursing Educator Summit (unexpectedly unable to attend)
    National League for Nursing
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty
    Awarded by graduating student cohort
    Creighton University College of Nursing
  • Tyler Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    Pacific Lutheran University