Misty M. Schwartz, PhD, RN
Misty M. Schwartz, PhD, RN

Misty M. Schwartz, PhD, RN

Adjunct Assistant Professor
College of Nursing

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Nursing - Doctorate

Position

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

Education

  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska - 2002-2009
  • Radford University Radford, Virginia 1995-1998
  • Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska 1988- 1992

Certifications

Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), 1996, 2001

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), 1995

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 1998

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Parental perceptions of body mass index notification: A qualitative study, Journal of School Health, 85(10), 714-721, 2015
  • Abbott, A. A., Schwartz, M. M., Hercinger, M., Miller, C., Foyt, M. E. Predictors of Success on National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses for Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Graduates, Nurse Educator, 33, 5-6, 2008

Presentations

  • Schwartz, M. Parental Perceptions of Body Mass Index Referrals and Overweight School-Age Children: Planting the Seeds of Health. Poster Presentation (Invited). UNO/UNL Phi Delta Kappa Dissertation Meeting. University of Omaha Campus, Omaha, Nebraska., 2011
  • ''Heart Health" presented to kindergarteners at Mary Our Queen Church and School, 2011
  • ''Keeping our Kids Healthy" presented to 'Trim Kids' support group at the Red Oak, Iowa, YMCA, 2011
  • "Healthy Eating/Healthy Exercise for Preschoolers" presented at King of Kings Preschool, 2010
  • "What it means to be a Nurse" presented at King of Kings Preschool, 2010
  • “Keeping our Kids Healthy: A presentation to ‘Trim Kids’ support group,” YMCA, Red Oak, Iowa (April, 2011), 2010
  • “Heart Health,” Mary Our Queen Kindergarten presentation (Spring, 2011), 2010
  • Schwartz, M. Perceptions of Parents Regarding Body Mass Index and Overweight in School-Age Children. Presentation of dissertation findings. Student Research Conference, College of Education & Human Sciences. Lincoln, Nebraska., 2009
  • “Perceptions of Parents Regarding Body Mass Index and Overweight in School-Age Children: Planting the Seeds of Health” Women in Educational Leadership Conference. Lincoln, Nebraska., 2009
  • “Planting the Seeds of Health: Parental Perceptions of Body Mass Index (BMI) Notification. 20th Annual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska., 2009
  • Partnering with Schools: Combining Service-Learning and Research. (Co-Presenter). 20th Annual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska., 2009
  • “Generation X-ers: Harnessing the Power,” 5thAnnual Faculty Conference, Nebraska Assembly of Deans and Directors, Invited Panelist (October, 1999) , 1999
  • “Implementation of Congestive Heart Failure Outpatient Clinic,” Bluefield Regional Medical Center, December (1998), 1998

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests


  • ·       Adolescent Girls and Lipid Levels
    ·       Infant Nutrition & Effect on Growth
    ·       Childhood & Adolescent Obesity Prevention
    ·       Health Disparity Prevention 
    ·       Clinical Education
    o  Storytelling
    o  Pre-NCLEX and State Boards Success in Accelerated Undergraduate Students
    ·       Process Improvement
    ·       Qualitative Research 

Current Research Projects

  • Health Promotion across the lifespan Adolescent Girls - Vitamin D & Lipids Infant Nutrition Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Prevention Health Disparity Prevention