Patricia J. Nilsson, MS, RN, CS
Patricia J. Nilsson, MS, RN, CS

Patricia J. Nilsson, MS, RN, CS

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing

Expertise/Specializations

  • Clinical Specialist in Gerontology

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Nursing - Bachelors

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • RSP 102, NUR 351, NUR 352, NUR 355, NUR290, NUR 291, NUR 116, NUR288,

Biography

Professor Nilsson's current specialty in gerontological nursing.  She has held certification as a clinical specialist in the area and primary teaching responsibilities have been in working wiith bachelor's students, both traditional and accelerated, in the clinical areas of care of the older adult population.  She also is decdicated to working with entering freshmen students dating back to 1986.  Previously, she taught in the Perioperative areas for the program.  Her  research has been in the area of care of the Older Adult.

Education

  • St Cahterine's Hospital School of Nursing, 1955-1958, diploma
  • Creighton University, BSN, 1976-1978
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center 1978-1980
  • Creighton University, MS, Nursing Major

Certifications

Clinical Specialist in Gerontology,1997-2006

Publications and Presentations

Presentations

  • • Meeting the Needs of Pre-Licensure Nursing Students – Integrating Skills into the Clinical Coursework (McCafferty, Banzhaf, Hanks, Hirsch, Beiermann, Ball, Kirkpatrick, Price, Nilsson, Nolette) 2015 Creighton Assessment Symposium – Poster Presentation, 2015

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Gerontological Issues Student Learning and evaluation

Current Research Projects

  • None

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Service, NNA District 2, 2014, 2014