Elizabeth A. Flott, EdD, RN
Elizabeth A. Flott, EdD, RN

Elizabeth A. Flott, EdD, RN

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing, Omaha Campus

Expertise/Specializations

  • Nursing Experience - Adult Acute Care - ICU and Med-Surg Settings

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Nursing - Bachelors

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Undergraduate Program - Health Assessment Courses
  • Undergraduate Program - Med-Surg/ICU Clinical Experiences, Acute Cardiac and Respiratory Disorders

Biography

Dr. Beth Flott joined the College of Nursing in 2014 and is currently an Assistant Professor. She received her BSN degree in 2004 and her MS in Nursing in 2008, both from Creighton University, and completed her Ed.D from College of Saint Mary in 2017. Her research focus includes nursing faculty teaching experiences while preparing students for practice in the clinical setting.
A more complete listing of scholarship, teaching, and research interests can be found on her Curriculum Vitae.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Rusch, L., Beiermann, T., Schoening, A., Slone, C., Flott, B., Manz, J., & Miller, J. Defining Roles and Expectations for Faculty, Nurses, & Students in the Dedicated Education Unit Model, Nurse Educator, 2017
  • Flott, E. A., Linden, L. The clinical learning environment in nursing education: A concept analysis, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(3), 501-513, 2016
  • Flott, E. A. Smoking cessation strategies in patients with COPD, Home Healthcare Now, 33(7), 375-379, 2015

Publications

  • Flott, E. A. Facilitating Student Learning in the Acute Care Setting: Nursing Faculty Perspectives, Proquest Dissertation Database, 2017

General

  • Flott, Elizabeth, Young, C., Ball, S., Hercinger, M., & Goodman, J. Enhancing confidence and communication for clinical practice., Nurse Educator, 2020
  • Ball, Sarah, Goodman, J., Flott, E., Young, C., & Hercinger, M. Photosphere safety rooms: A consistent approach to teaching safety assessment., Nurse Educator, 2020
  • Flott, Elizabeth, Schoening, A., McCafferty, K., Beiermann, T., & Hercinger, M. The Influence of the DEU Clinical Model on Standardized Test Scores., Nursing Education Perspectives, 2020

Presentations

  • Flott, E., Ball, S., Manz, J., & Beiermann, T. Preceptor’s Role in Next Generation Nursing (2020). Nurse Educator’s Conference in the Rockies: Pearls of Wisdom for Academic Practice: 30 Years and Beyond. Copper Mountain, CO. July - postponed until July 2021 due to COVID 19, 2020
  • Ball, S., Young, C., Goodman, J., Flott, E., & Hercinger, M. (2020). Collaboration of Academic Nursing
    with Clinical Teaching Partners to Promote Student Awareness of Quality and Safety in the Clinical Environment. 2020 QSEN International Forum 2020: Championing Quality and Safety through Academic Practice Partnership. Philadelphia, PA. May – postponed until June 2021 due to COVID 19, 2020
  • McCafferty, K., Flott, B., Hadenfeldt, C., Stanton, M., Williams, J., Koziol, D., Banzhaf, S., Schroeder, N., Faretta, R., Panning, M., & Oliveros, A. (2020). Using Augmented Reality to Enhance Student Learning from Foundational Coursework to the Specialty of Psychiatric Mental Health. Teaching and Learning Center, Creighton University – Omaha, NE. April (cancelled due to COVID), 2020
  • McCafferty, K., Flott, B., Aufdenkamp, M., Jessen, J., Beiermann, T., Palmer, L. (2020) Bringing Foundational Coursework to Life Using SMART Boards, High Fidelity Manikins and an Unfolding Case Scenario. Teaching and Learning Center, Creighton University – Omaha, NE. April (cancelled due to COVID)., 2020
  • McCafferty, K., Flott, B., Hadenfeldt, C., & Stanton, M. (2019). Using Augmented Reality Posters to Facilitate Learning for Students in Foundational Nursing Courses. Creighton University Assessment Symposium. Omaha, NE. October, 2019
  • Flott, B., Manz, J., Ball, S., & Beiermann, T. (2019). Supporting Transition to Practice: Preceptor Behaviors that Foster a Positive Preceptorship Experience. Creighton University Assessment Symposium. Omaha, NE. October, 2019
  • Russell, C., Hercinger, M., Ball, S., Flott, E. A., & Goodman, J. (2019). Evaluation of Stand-alone Safety and Quality Labs Using Standardized Scores. Nurse Educator’s Conference in the Rockies: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future. Vail, CO. (Podium), 2019
  • McCafferty, K., Hadenfeldt, C., Stanton, M.,  Flott, E. A. (2019) Using Augmented Reality Posters to Facilitate Learning for Students in Foundational Nursing Courses. Nursing Educator’s Conference in the Rockies: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future. Vail, CO. (Podium), 2019
  • McCafferty, K., Flott, B., Panning, M., Salter, B., Works, L., Hadenfeldt, C., Stanton, M. Oliveros, A., & Xuemei, M. (2019) Using Augmented Reality to Enhance Student Learning in Foundational Coursework – The Role of Technology. Nebraska IT Symposium. Omaha, NE. May, 2019
  • Russell, C., Hercinger, M., Ball, S., Flott, E. A., & Goodman, J. (2018). Evaluation of Stand-alone Safety and Quality Labs Using Standardized Scores. 2019 QSEN International Forum: QSEN Rocks: Informatics Competency and Simulation to Improve Quality and Safety Education and Practice. Cleveland, OH. (Poster), 2019
  • Flott, B., Beiermann, T., Schoening, A., Hercinger, M., & McCafferty, K. (2018). The Influence of the DEU Clinical Model on Standardized Test Scores. Creighton University Assessment Symposium. Omaha, NE. (Poster), 2018
  • Flott, E. A., Beiermann, T.  Rusch, J. Miller, L., Schoening, A., Slone, C., & Manz, J. (2018). Defining Roles and Expectations for Faculty, Nurses, and Students in a Dedicated Education Unit. DEU Symposium Conference: Learning Today for Tomorrow’s DEU. Portland, OR. July (Podium), 2018
  • Flott, E. A., Beiermann, T., Schoening, A., Hercinger, M., & McCafferty, K.  (2018). The Influence of the DEU Clinical Model on Standardized Test Scores. DEU Symposium Conference: Learning Today for Tomorrow’s DEU. Portland, OR. (Poster), 2018
  • Flott, E. A., & Linden, L. (2017). Facilitating Clinical Learning in the Acute Care Environment: Nursing Faculty Perspectives. College of Saint Mary Student Scholar’s Day – Omaha, NE. (Poster), 2017
  • Flott, E. A., & Linden, L. (2015). The Clinical Learning Environment in Nursing Education – A Concept Analysis. College of St. Mary Scholar’s Day – Omaha, NE. (Poster), 2015
  • Flott, E. A., & Friday, V. (2013). Peer Mentoring: A Strategy for Student Completion and Retention. Academy for Teaching Excellence: Iowa Western Community College – Council Bluffs, IA. (Podium), 2013
  • Flott, E. A. (2008). Improving the Referral Process for Newly Diagnosed Patients with Heart Failure. Sigma Theta Tau Research Day: Creighton University. Omaha, NE. (Poster and Podium), 2008
  • Flott, E. A. (2004). The Importance of Documenting Nutritional Assessments Correctly. Sigma Theta Tau Research Day: Creighton University – Omaha, NE. (Poster), 2004

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Clinical preparation of undergraduate nursing students.
    Development of clinical judgment in nursing students

Current Research Projects

  • Dissertation Study: Facilitating Student Learning in the Acute Care Setting: Nursing
    Faculty Perspectives

Grant Funding Received

  • Using Augmented Reality to Enhance Student Learning from Foundational Coursework to the Specialty of Psychiatric Mental Health
  • McCafferty, K. (PI), Flott, E. A., Aufdenkamp, M., Jessen, J., Beiermann, T. (January 2019) Bringing Foundational Coursework to Life Using SMART Boards, High Fidelity Manikins and an Unfolding Case Scenario. Teaching and Learning Center Development Grant, Creighton University $2000.
  • Not Funded - Rusch, L. M. (PI), Flott, E. A. (December 2018) Impact of CHI Heart Failure Academy on Patient and Caregiver Outcomes. Nebraska Nurses’ Foundation up to $1000.
  • Rusch, L. M. (PI), Flott, B., Kirkpatrick, M., Ball, S., Williams, J., & Minnich, M. (Co-Is). Exploring effective practices and outcomes for collaborative learning and leadership teaching strategies. Funded for $1,350 by the Teaching and Learning Center, Creighton University.
  • Rusch, L. (PI), Flott, B., Cosimano, A. (Co-Is). Exploring use of mobile health technology in heart failure self-care management. Submitted to the Dr. George F. Haddix President's Faculty Research Fund, Creighton University, March 2020. $15,000.
  • McCafferty, K. (PI), Flott, B. (Co-I). Bringing foundational nursing and clinical coursework together using augmented reality. Submitted to the Sigma Theta Tau Joan K. Stout Research Grant, July 2019. $5000. Not funded.
  • Rusch, L. (PI), Flott, B., Cosimano, A. (Co-Is). Exploring use of mobile health technology in heart failure self-care management. Submitted to the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare. February 2020. $8,300.

Awards and Honors

  • Magna Cum Laude, Creighton University, 2004
  • Constance Smith Peterson Award, Creighton University, 2008
  • Platinum Award - Bringing the Mission to Life, Alegent Health, 2009
  • Teacher of the Week, 2014 & 2015, Delta Zeta Sorority
  • Nursing Faculty Award for Classroom Instruction, Creighton University, 2015, 2016
  • Positive Image of Nursing Award, Nebraska Nurses Association, 2017, 2018
  • Nursing Faculty Award for Classroom Instruction, Creighton University, 2017, 2017
  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, College of Saint Mary, 2017, 2017
  • 40 Under 40 Award, Nebraska Action Coalition, 2018
  • Nursing Faculty Award for Classroom Instruction, ANC Nursing Class - August 2018, 2018
  • Provisional Patent - Method for Creating Reality-Based Educational Experiences Using Augmented Technology Enhancements, 2019
  • Dissertation Committee, 2018
  • Dissertation Committee, 2020