Susan C. Connelly, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP

Susan C. Connelly, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP

Susan C. Connelly, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP

Associate Professor
College of Nursing, Omaha Campus

Expertise/Specializations

  • Pediatric Acute and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • High Risk Neonate
  • Pediatric Development, Safety and Anticipatory Guidance
  • Pediatric Healthcare Management
  • Classroom Education (Undergraduate and Graduate)
  • Certified Practitioner of the EQ-i2.0 & 360 Model of Emotional Intelligence 7/25/2017
  • Foundations for Effective On-Line Teaching and Learning Course 8/24/2014
  • Joanna Briggs Institute-Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Programme, San Francisco, CA 6/23/2014
  • Summer Initiative for Teaching Excellence in the Health Sciences 6/7 & 6/8/2010

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Nursing - Doctorate

Position

  • Associate Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Graduate School

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • , 32(2), 283-298

Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Interprofessional Education Evaluating the impact of an interprofessional pediatric simulation on advanced practice and pre-licensure nursing students’ self-efficacy Development and assessment of an interprofessional education simulation for pharmacy and nurse practitioner students •Pediatric Health Literacy Developed School Health Report Card for informing parents’ of their children’s state mandated school health screening results •Pediatric Health Promotion Determining the influence of a School Health Report Card on appropriate follow-up for referrals following the state mandated school health screening process • Pediatric Hypertension - Determining onset of Pre-Hypertension with the College of Nursing’s Pediatric Research Group • Pediatric Obesity - Incorporating nursing student health promotion activities in the Parochial school system to reduce pediatric obesity

Current Research Projects

  • Evaluating the impact of an interprofessional pediatric simulation on advanced practice and pre-licensure nursing students’ self-efficacy

Grant Funding Received

  • Iverson, L., Connelly, S., & Potthoff, M. “Preparing Nurse Practitioner Students to Deliver Bad News.” Sponsor: Office of Academic Excellence & Assessment at Creighton University. Award amount: $1920 Award Period: December 2016-July 2017. (Participation: 15%)
  • Schwartz, M., Penner, M., Laughlin, Connelly, S., Potthoff, M. “Alex Chan and His Balanced Body Band School Program. Sponsor: Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Preventing Childhood Obesity Community Grant. Award amount: $25,000. Award Period: April 2015-16. (Participation: 10%)

Awards and Honors

  • Daisy Faculty Award Nominee, Creighton University nursing students, 2018
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Creighton College of Nursing graduating senior classes, 2016
  • Shine Award, senior members of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, 2016
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, student members, 2015
  • Mentor, 2014
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Creighton College of Nursing graduating senior classes, 2013
  • Peer Mentorship Program, 2013
  • Teaching Excellence Award, College of nursing graduating senior classes, 2012
  • Teaching Excellence Award, College of nursing graduating senior classes, 2012
  • Shine Award, senior members of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, 2012
  • Adjunct Faculty Mentor, 2012
  • Mission Fellowship Program, Creighton University , 2012
  • Advisor Mentor, 2011
  • Clinical Faculty Mentor, 2011