Meghan R. Potthoff, PhD, APRN-NP
Meghan R. Potthoff, PhD, APRN-NP

Meghan R. Potthoff, PhD, APRN-NP

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing

Academic Appointments

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Education

  • South Dakota State University PhD, August 2015
  • University of Pennsylvania MSN, August 2006
  • Creighton University BSN, May 2001

Certifications

Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Awarded by Pediatric Nurse Credentialing Board)
Pediatric primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Awarded by American Nurse Credentialing Center)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Basic Life Support 

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • O'Keefe, Catherine, Potthoff, Meghan Vaccines: Boon or Bane -- A Nurse's Outlook, Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century, 165-179, 2013

Articles

  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Connelly, S., Potthoff, M., Synowiecki, B., & Yager, A. (2013). Promoting healthy behaviors in children: applying Ignatian values in schools., Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 32(2), 283-298, 2013
  • Laughlin, A.; Potthoff, M., Schwartz, M.; Synowiecki, B.; & Yager, A. (2010). Combining service learning and research: partnering with schools, Nurse Educator, 35(5), 188-191, 2010

Presentations

  • Potthoff, M. (April, 2017). Don’t Forget the Salt: Emerging Ideas for Pediatric IV Fluid Management. Children’s Hospital Omaha NP/PA Grand Rounds. [Invited] Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Hercinger, M., Kirkpatrick, M., Ball, S., Banzhaf, S., Connelly, S., Hanks, J., Potthoff, M. & McCafferty, K. (2017) Development of a pediatric simulation using peer mentoring between junior and senior undergraduate and advanced practice nursing students (Invited podium presentation). National Nurse Educator Summit. Orlando, FL, April 2-5, 2017., 2017
  • Potthoff, M. (2017). Don’t Forget the Salt: Emerging Ideas in Pediatric IV Fluid Management.  National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners' (NAPNAP) 38th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care.  Denver, CO. March 16-19, 2017., 2017
  • Connelly, S., Potthoff, M., Ball, S., Banzhaf, S., Hanks, J., Hercinger, Kirkpatrick, M., & McCafferty, K. (2017). The young and the restless: Combining advanced practice and prelicensure nursing students for intraprofessional simulation (Clinical Roundup Podium). National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners' (NAPNAP) 38th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care.  Denver, CO. March 16-19, 2017., 2017
  • Doll, JD & Potthoff, M. (October 2016). Lessons Learned from the Nexus Innovations Network. Invited presentation. New Models of Care Require New Models of Learning National Grant Kickoff Institute. Minneapolis, MN. , 2016
  • Doll, J., Ryan Haddad, A., Maio, A., Packard, K., Jensen, G., & Potthoff, M. (2016). Building your IPE Curriculum Using the Bolman & Deal Framework. Accepted for 90 minute workshop.  NEXUS National Summit for IPE Future. Minneapolis, MN., 2016
  • Potthoff, M. (August, 2016). Go Wish Pediatrics: Pilot study of a conversation tool in pediatric palliative care.  Children’s Hospital 7th Seeds to Trees: translating science into practice. [Invited] Omaha, NE, 2016
  • Potthoff, M. (November, 2015). The Hardest Things to Say: Improving Communication of Difficult News. Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Nursing Conference. Omaha, NE, 2016

  • Potthoff, M. (August, 2015). The Hardest Things to Say: Improving Communication of Difficult News. March of Dimes Prematurity Summit Conference.
    Omaha, NE
     , 2015
  • Iverson, L. Hawkins, K., Carrico, C., Bredenkamp, N., Connelly, S., & Potthoff, M. (April, 2015). IPE & Simulation in Graduate Nursing. National Organization for Nurse Practioner Faculties (NONPF) National conference. Baltimore, MD., 2015
  • Potthoff, M. (March, 2015). Let’s Go Camping: Overview of Tickborne Illnesses. Accepted podium presentation will be at the 36th Annual National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference. Las Vegas, NV, 2015
  • Potthoff, M. (April 2013). The Hardest Things to Say: Improving Communication of Difficult News. Podium presentation to be presented at the 34th Annual National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference. Orlando, FL., 2013
  • Laughlin, A., Potthoff, M., Synowiecki, B., Schwartz, M., & Yager, A. (March 2013). Partnering with Schools: A Healthy Living Project. Podium presentation presented at Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Conference, Chicago, Illinois., 2013
  • Potthoff, M. (April 2012). Rural Pediatric Palliative Care Presentation. Rural Nursing Theory and Nursing Research: Developing Evidenced based Care for Rural Dwellers. Presented at South Dakota State University and Sanford Medical Center Community Form for Nursing. Sioux Falls, SD. Presentation and Panel Member, 2012
  • Laughlin, A., Schwartz, M., Potthoff, M., Synowiecki, B., & Yager, A. (2011). “A Healthy Living Project”. Presented at Sigma Theta Tau International’s 22nd International Nursing Research Congress. Cancun, Mexico, 2011
  • O’Keefe, K. & Potthoff, M. Pediatric Infectious Disease Emergencies: Rapid Response Required! To be presented at 31st Annual National Conference on Pediatric Health Care. Presented by National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Chicago, IL, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Pediatrics
    Palliative Care
    Obesity
    Interprofessional Care

Current Research Projects

  • Palliative Care
    Empathy
    Interprofessional Care

Grant Funding Received

  • Balanced Body Band School Program
  • Collaborating with Health Professions Students to Establish Best Practices in Interdisciplinary Ethics Education
  • Potthoff, M. (PI); Co Investigators: Doll, J., McCafferty, K., Jensen, G., Lappe, J., DeFreece, T., & Walters, R. Cultivating Collaboration: Building a Successful Collaborative Care Model in an Academic Health Partnership. Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice. Funded by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
  • Preparing Nurse Practitioner Students to Deliver Bad News.”
  • Coaching for Collaboration: A Nursing-Driven Model to Accelerate Interprofessional Collaborative Practice