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Kylie Lynn Widhelm, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor

Kylie Widhelm

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School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Faculty - Pharmacy, OT, PT
Occupational Therapy Faculty
Occupational Therapy Clinical Education Faculty
BOYN - Boyne

Kylie Lynn Widhelm, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor

Dr. Widhelm graduated from Creighton University with her OTD in 2009. For 10 years, she specialized in the ICU and inpatient mental health. She then took the position of the Education Coordinator in which she coordinated OT, PT, SLP, and athletic training students for the CHI Health sites in the metro Omaha area. After serving in that position, she took the supervisor position over inpatient rehab at Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy campus. She made the transition to Academia in fall 2020 teaching various classes in the occupational therapy program at College of St. Mary. She most recently started a community pro bono clinic at the Stephen Center, a homeless shelter and inpatient recovery program for those addicted to drugs and alcohol. She currently serves as the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Vice President of Mental Health and Wellness. Interest and research areas include complex medical clients, mental health, addiction recovery, community health, program development, and clinical supervision. 
Kylie is married to Joe and they have three girls, Eden, Paisley, and Gracie. They enjoy spending time on their family farm and going camping and boating. 

Teaching Interests

  • Mental Health

Research Focus

Interest and research areas include complex medical clients, mental health, addiction recovery, community health, program development, and clinical supervision. 

Department

Occupational Therapy

Position

Assistant Professor

Presentations

  • OT in Acute Care 1.0 hour CEU presented at the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association 2018
  • “Innovative Early Mobility” poster presentation at CHI Health CUMC-Bergan Mercy Nursing Innovation and Research Day 2018
  • Interdisciplinary Approach to Early Mobility for Medically Complex Patients 1.0 hour CEU for Fremont Health Medical Centers rehab, respiratory, and nursing staff 2017
  • “Innovative Early Mobility” poster presentation at CHI Health CUMC-Bergan Mercy Nursing Innovation and Research Day 2017
  • Participated in panel discussion at NOTA conference representing acute care occupational therapy and personal experience with program development 2016
  • Early Mobilization for Critically Ill Patients 1.0 CUE at Bergan Mercy Hospital 2015
  • Occupational Therapy in Acute Care 1.0 hour CUE for the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association 2014
  • Interdisciplinary Approach to Early Mobility for Medically Complex Patients at Alegent Creighton Healths Nursing Innovation and Research Day 2012

Industry/Corporation

  • Clinical research consultant for “Exploring How Clinicians Evaluate Patient
    Transfers: A Pilot Study to Improve Teaching Student Evaluation Skills”

Awards

  • Nominated for NOTA’s Occupational Therapist of the Year
    Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association
  • Nebraska Occupational Therapy Spotlight OT of the Month
    Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association
  • Nebraska Occupational Therapy Practitioner of the Year Award 2015
    Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association
  • Local Clinical Education Site of Excellence Award from Creighton University
    Creighton University