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Whitney Van De Graaff, MSN, RN, CPN

Instructor

Whitney Van De Graaff

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Faculty - Nursing
College of Nursing
CRISS II - Criss 2

Whitney Van De Graaff, MSN, RN, CPN

Instructor

Whitney Van De Graaff has been employed as an instructor in the College of Nursing since January of 2018. Whitney has been a registered nurse since 2011 working in inpatient pediatric oncology, diabetes and medical surgical areas. She has also worked in adult oncology. She has been involved in several levels of leadership through hospital shared governance and as charge nurse on her unit before employment with Creighton University. Teaching and future research interests include anxiety and depression in pedatric patients with chronic illnesses as well as benefits of a student led mentorship program within the College of Nursing.

Research Focus

Anxiety and Depression in Pediatrics with Chronic Illnesses
General Pediatrics
Oncology

Position

Instructor

Presentations

  • Hanks, J., Van De Graaff, W., Williams, J. & Koziol, D. (2021, November) Implicit bias: Recognition, contemplation, and reflection in undergraduate nursing students [Poster presentation]. AACN Diversity Symposium. 2021
  • Hanks, J., Williams, J., Van De Graaff, W., Koziol, D., Young, C., Hirsch, K. & Hamzhie, C. (2020, December) Educating nurses virtually: Clinical during the COVID-19 pandemic [Poster presentation]. AACN Fall Faculty Forum. 2020
  • Williams, J., Van De Graaff, W., Koziol, D., & Young, C. (2020, November) Educating nurses virtually: Clinical during the COVID-19 pandemic [Poster presentation]. 24th Annual Midwest Regional Nursing Educators Conference.https://extensionmissouri.instructure.com/courses/755/pages/poster-12-educating-nurses-virtually-clinical-during-the-covid-19-pandemic 2020
  • Ratekin, R., Rhoades, K., & Van De Graaff, W. (Producer). (2016). Anxiety and depression in pediatric patients with chronic illness [Video webinar]. Retrieved from https://my.methodistcollege.edu/ICS/Academics/PD/OLN014/PD-OLN014-1/ 2016

Awards

  • Positive Image in Nursing Award
    Nebraska Nurses Association