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

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

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing

Expertise/Specializations

  • Pediatric Acute and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Academic Appointments

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Graduate School

Education

  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA Master of Nursing/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Creighton University, Omaha, NE Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Certifications

Registered Nurse NE # 44066 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse NE # 110239 Certified Acute Care APRN-NP PCNB #20070810 Certified Primary Care APRN-NP PCNB #97246

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Connelly, S, Potthoff, M, Synowiecki, B. & Yager, A (2013). Promoting healthy behaviors in children: Applying Ignation values in schools., Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 32 (2), 283-298, 2013
  • Laughlin, A., Schwartz, M., Walters, R., Synowiecki, B., Potthoff, M., Yager, A., & Connelly, S. Partnering with schools: A healthy living project., Journal of School Nursing, 2012
  • Laughlin, A., Schwartz, M., Walters, R., Synowiecki, B., Potthoff, M., Yager, A., & Connelly, S. Partnering with schools: A healthy living project., Journal of School Health, 2012
  • Laughlin, A., Schwartz, M., Walters, R., Synowiecki, B., Potthoff, M., Yager, A., & Connelly, S. Partnering with schools: A healthy living project., Public Health Nursing, 2012
  • “A School of Nursing and Community Partnership: Generous Helping and Abundant Serving”, Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2012

Presentations

  • “Athletic Achievement Can Be Risky Business”, Round Table Presentation at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 12, 2015, 2015
  • Connelly, S. “Promoting On-line Group Assignments without Turning Blue”, at Creighton University’s College of Nursing’s eTech fair, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • “Innovative Approaches to Interprofessional Simulation” at National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 41st Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD., 2014
  • Connelly, S. & Elverson, C. Poster presentation “Implementation of a School Health Report Card in a Parochial School System” at Midwest Nursing Research Society 38th Annual Research Conference, St. Louis, MO., 2014
  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Connelly, S., Potthoff, M., Synowiecki, B., & Yager, A. Poster presentation, “Promoting healthy living behaviors in children: Applying Ignatian values in schools”, at the All Things Ignatian: One Creighton Bridging to a Greater Future poster show, Creighton University, Omaha, NE,, 2014
  • Cystic Fibrosis Medications.2nd Annual Pediatric Pharmacology Conference Regional Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Pharmacology Conference (Omaha, NE), 2009

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