Shelly Luger, DNP, RN

Shelly Luger, DNP, RN

Shelly Luger, DNP, RN

Assistant Professor
Board Membership, Graduate Board
College of Nursing, Omaha Campus


  • Leadership

Academic Appointments


  • Nursing - Doctorate


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Nursing Administration and Leadership Track Lead


Dr. Shelly Luger received a DNP in Organizational Leadership and a Certificate in Health Professions Education from The University of Kansas.  She is currently the Nursing  Administration and Leadership Track Lead at Creighton University. Dr. Luger has held several leadership positions in nursing and nursing education.  She participated in a health policy residency program supported by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency on Healthcare Research and Quality, and the United States Preventative Services Task Force.   She is an Evidence-Based Practice mentor and has orchestrated student cultural immersion and service-learning opportunities on the Rosebud Reservation.  Dr. Luger’s current project interests include developing leadership skills in nurses in transition.

Publications and Presentations


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Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Leadership, Rural Nursing, New graduate nurses, Nurses in Transition, Service Learning 

Current Research Projects

  • Teaching Leadership and Assessment of Leadership Competency 

Awards and Honors

  • Nurse Executive Advance Board Certified NE-A B.C., Association for Nurses Credentialing Center , 2020
  • leadership consultant, 2019