Amy M. Yager, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP
Amy M. Yager, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP

Amy M. Yager, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing


  • Doctorally prepared Family Nurse Practitioner

Academic Appointments


  • Nursing - Bachelors


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Health Assessment, Community Health, Senior Preceptorship, Lifespan, Care Management, OB simulation and grading paperwork


I am an Assistant Professor of Nursing. I have been teaching at Creighton for 15 years. Specialties areas include Pediatrics, Community Health, Senior Preceptorship and Acellerated/Traditional Health Assessment. I also have down Pediatric School Health Clinical rotations, Community Health clinical and did OB clinical rotations for 8 years.

A more complete listing of her scholarship, teaching and reserch interests can be found on her Curriculum Vitae

Publications and Presentations


  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Synowiecki, B., Potthoff, M., Yager, A. Promoting healthy behaviors in Children: Applying Ignatian values in schools, Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 32(2), 283-298, 2013
  • O'Keefe, C., Yager, A. M. Adolescent Use of Social Networking to Gain Sexual Health Information, Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 8, 294-298, 2012
  • Laughlin, A., Pothoff, M., Schwartz, M., Synowiecki, B., Yager, A. Combining service learning and research: partnering with schools, Nurse Educator, 35, 188-191, 2010
  • LaFramboise, Louise M., Woster, Jenna, Yager, Amy, Yates, Bernice C. A Technological Life Buoy Patient Perceptions of the Health Buddy, Journal of cardiovascular nursing, 24, 216-224, 2009


  • LaFramboise, L. M., Wooster, J., Yager, Amy A technological life buoy: Patient perceptions of the health buddy, Journal of cardiovascular nursing, 24(3), 216-224, 2009


  • 11th Annual Midwest Regional NICU Conference in Omaha, NE. August 25th, 2016. Yager, A. “Update on STI’s for NICU Nurses".
     , 2016
  • #7th Annual MNRS Research Conference in Chicago, IL (March 2013).
    Laughlin, A., Schwartz, M., Walters, R., Synowiecki, B., Potthoff, M., Yager, A., & Connelly, S. Partnering with schools: A healthy living project. Presenters: Ann Laughlin & Misty Schwartz
     , 2013

  • Laughlin, A., Pothoff, M., Synowiecki, B., Schwartz, M., Yager, A. (2010)  Partnering With Schools-
    A Healthy Living Project.  American School Health Association Conference, Kansas City, Mo.,
    October, 2010.
     , 2010

  • Laughlin, A., Pothoff, M., Synowiecki, B., Schwartz, M., Yager, A “Partnering with Schools: Combining Service-Learning and Research” 24th Annual Women in  Educational Leadership Conference: Research + Networks=A Source of Leadership. Lincoln, Nebraska. October 10-11, 2010.
     , 2010
  • Presentation to the Board of the Sacred Heart Ministry Center about the “Community Assessment Findings” from my Community-Oriented Primary Care course that I completed summer 2009, to earn credit towards my Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)., 2009
  • Podium Presentation: at Creighton University Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, May 2009; titled, “Partnering With School-Combining Service Learning and Research”., 2009

  • Laughlin, A., Yager, A., Pothoff, M., Synowiecki, B., Schwartz, M. (2008)  Partnering With Schools-   Combining Service Learning and Research, Professional Nurse Educators Group, Kansas City, Mo., October, 2008.
     , 2008

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Pediatrics
    Student stress management

Current Research Projects

  • Resiliency Training with ANC students--I am an AEA grant Sub I on this research grant.

Grant Funding Received

  • • Todd, M. (PI) Abbott, A.(Co-PI), Laughlin, A.(Co-PI), Ryan-Haddad, A.(Co-PI), Yager, A.(Co-PI), Wickman, C. (Co-PI) Quit 4 Good, Haddix Research Grant. Funded $15,000, February, 2014.
  • • Balanced Body Band School Program v. 2 Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Grant Application, 5-25-2016. Schwartz, M. Minnich, M., Summer, S. & Yager, A. (Grant not accepted for funding)
  • J. Miller, Principal Investigator, Harms, A., Hill, E., Selig, C., Selde, M., & Yager, S. (2017). Managing Life Challenges Through Resiliency Teachings Funded for by the Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment, Creighton University, January 2017-December 2017.