Jennifer A. Furze, PT, DPT

Jennifer A. Furze, PT, DPT

Jennifer A. Furze, PT, DPT

Professor
Vice Chair, Boyne 158
Coordinator, Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Coordinator
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha Campus

Expertise/Specializations

  • Board Certified Pediatric Physical Therapy Specialist

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Physical Therapy

Position

  • Professor

Biography

Dr. Furze is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy at Creighton University. She is the coordinator of the Creighton University Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency program. She teaches in the pediatric area of a systems- based lifespan approach model of the curriculum. Her published educational research centers around clinical reasoning in entry-level and residency education, effective teaching, and interprofessional education. She was a recent recipient of the Stanford Award for the most influential publication in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education. She is a leader in a number of APTA components including the ABPTS Pediatric Specialty Council and the chair of the Academic and Clinical Education Special Interest Group of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Dr. Furze received her entry-level doctor of physical therapy degree from Creighton University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton. A more complete listing of scholarship, teaching, and research interests can be found on my Curriculum Vitae.
 

Publications and Presentations

Books

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Articles

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  • , 29(3), 22-33.
  • , 27(4), 368-375.
  • , 29(3), 34-45.
  • , 7(1), 37-47.
  • , 26(1), 7-18.
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  • , 27(2), 194-196
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  • , 27(6), 411-421.
  • , 5(8), 205-222.
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Publications

  • , 22(1), 136

Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • The development and facilitation of clinical reasoning skills in professional and residency physical therapy education. mentorship in residency education and educational research.

Current Research Projects

  • Clinical Reasoning in Professional and Residency Education Mentoring in Residency Education

Grant Funding Received

  • National Study of Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education: Phase I
  • Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education
  • Mentoring in Physical Therapy Residency Education: Assessment and Facilitation of Skills.
  • Assessment of Essential Clinical Reasoning Skills: Development of a Grading Rubric.
  • Improving Health Outcomes in Women and Children through a Multidisciplinary Financial Education Program.

Awards and Honors

  • Bud DeHaven Service Award, Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, 2019
  • Scholarly Achievement Award, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, 2018
  • Creighton University Distinguished Educator in Teaching and Learning, Creighton University, 2016
  • Journal of Physical Therapy Education Stanford Award, Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2015
  • Physical Therapy Department Educator of the Year, Physical Therapy Program, 2014
  • School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, 2013
  • School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Father Don Driscoll Ignatian Teaching Award, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, 2012