Sarah J. Ball, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Sarah J. Ball, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Sarah J. Ball, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing

Expertise/Specializations

  • Women's Health (Maternal -Child Nurse)
  • Simulation

Academic Appointments

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Nursing Courses at Junior and Senior Level

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing Educations
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Certifications

Basic Life Support-BLS National Certification Corporation Present Advanced Cardiac Life Support National Certification Corporation Present Neonatal Resuscitation Program National Certification Corporation Present Mandatory Reporter National Certification Corporation Present Electronic Fetal Monitoring Certification National Certification Corporation 2011- present Inpatient OB Nursing Certification National Certification Corporation 2010-present

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Iverson, L, Ball, S., Harms, A., Murcek, C., Woods, S, & Young, T. (Accepted 8/15 to be published 2/16) Technology in the College of Nursing: Perception and Use to Achieve Learning Outcomes. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2016
  • McCafferty, K. L., Ball, S. J., & Cuddigan, J. (2017). Understanding the continuing education needs of rural Midwestern nurses. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing  Accepted 11/28/16 to be published 5/2017, The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing

Presentations

  • Ball,S., Panning, M., Miller, J., Schoening, A., Selig, C., Koziol, D. Murcek, C., McCafferty, K. Fukuda, E., Koster, E. (2017). The Use of Augmented Reality to Increase Efficiency in Preparing Undergraduate Nursing Students for New Clinical Settings [51291]. Accepted; Round Table Presentation at the 2017 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education; EdMedia World Wide Conference on Education Media and Technology. Washington, D.C., 2017
  • Ball,S., Panning, M., Miller, J., Schoening, A., Koziol, D., McCafferty, K., Selig, C., Murcek, C., Fukuda, E., Koster, E. (2017). The Innovative Use of Augmented Reality in the College of Nursing, Accepted; Poster and Demonstration Presentation at the 2017 Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Collaborate Nebraska, Omaha, NE, 2017
  • Ball, S. & Panning, M. (2017). Augmented reality: An innovative learning tool. (Accepted Podium Presentation) Nebraska IT Symposium 13th Annual Conference. Omaha, NE., 2017
  • The use of augmented reality photospheres in the college of nursing to decrease student anxiety.  Accepted Podium Presentation. Iota Tau 28th Annual Research Day. Omaha, NE, May 4, 2017.
     
     , 2017
  • Hercinger, M., Kirkpatrick, M., Ball, S., Banzhaf, S., Connelly, S., Hanks, J.,  McCafferty, K., & Pothoff, M. (2016). Meeting the needs of pre-licensure nursing students- The intentional integration of ATI skills modules and real life scenarios into the clinical skills lab. Accepted; Poster Presentation. 2017 National Nurse Educator Summit. Orlando, FL, 2017
  • Kirkpatrick, M., Ball, S., Banzhaf, S., Connelly, S., Hanks, J., Hercinger, M., McCafferty, K., & Pothoff, M. (2016). The impact of an interprofessional pediatric simulation on advanced practice and pre-licensure nursing students’ self-efficacy. Accepted; Poster Presentation. 2017 National Nurse Educator Summit Orlando, FL.
     , 2017
  • Kirkpatrick, M., Ball, S., Banzhaf, S., Connelly, S., Hanks, J., Hercinger, M., McCafferty, K., & Pothoff, M. (2016). An intraprofessional simulation’s impact on advanced practice and pre-licensure nursing students’ self-efficacy. Accepted; Poster Presentation. MNRS 41st Annual Conference , 2017
  • Connelly, S., Pothoff, M., Ball, S., Banzhaf, S., Hanks, J., Hercinger, M., Kirkpatrick,M., & McCafferty, K. (2016). The young and the restless: Combining advanced practice and prelicensure nursing students for intraprofessional simulation. Accepted; Podium presentation. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners' (NAPNAP) 38th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care.  Denver, CO., 2017
  •  Kirkpatrick, M., Ball, S., Banzhaf, S., Connelly, S., Hanks, J., Hercinger, M., McCafferty, K., & Pothoff, M. (2016). An intraprofessional simulation’s impact on advanced practice and pre-licensure nursing students’ self-efficacy. Accepted; Poster Presentation. Creighton University Assessment Symposium. Omaha, NE. , 2016
  • Ball, S. & Backer, T. (2016). Perinatal Coping and Debriefing. Podium presentation for Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Seventh Annual Nebraska Section Fall Conference. Omaha, NE. (Podium Presentation), 2016

  • Kirkpatrick, M., Ball, S., Banzhaf, S., Connelly, S., Hanks, J., Hercinger, M., McCafferty, K., & Pothoff, M. (2016). The impact of an interprofessional pediatric simulation on advanced practice and pre-licensure nursing students’ self-efficacy (poster presentation). Iota Tau Annual Research Day. Omaha, NE, 
     , 2016
  • McCafferty , K., Hanks, J., Beiermann, T., Banzhaf, S., Ball, S., Hirsch, K. Murcek, C. Utilizing Technology and Real-time Assessments to Improve Efficacy and Competence with Technical Skills in Pre-Licensure Nursing Students-Accuracy & Efficacy. Teaching and Learning with Technology Showcase, Poster Presentation, Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Ball, S., Banzhaf, S. , Hanks, J., Beiermann, T., McCafferty, K.  Hirsch, K. Murcek, C. Utilizing Technology and Real-time Assessments to Improve Efficacy and Competence with Technical Skills in Pre-Licensure Nursing Students.-Confidence and Communication. Teaching and Learning with Technology Showcase, Poster Presentation, Creighton University. Omaha, Ne., 2016
  • Meeting the Needs of Pre-Licensure Students Integrating Skills into the Clinical Coursework. Creighton University Assessment Symposium Poster Presentation,, 2015
  • The Interactive Online Use of C-CEI as a Student-Driven, Online, Peer Evaluation Tool (IRB: 654739-2) International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, Accepted; Poster Presentation June 2015, 2015
  • Peer- Evaluation of Simulated Clinical Experiences Utilizing the Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (C-CEI) (IRB: 654739-2) ATI 2015 National Nurse Educator Summit, Accepted Poster Presentation April 2015, 2015
  • Utilizing the Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (C-CEI) as a Real-time Method of Online Peer-Evaluation in the Simulation Setting (IRB: 654739-2) Iota Tau Research Day Poster Presentation, Accepted; Poster Presentation April 2015, 2015
  • The Interactive Online Use of C-CEI as a Student-Driven, Online, Peer Evaluation Tool (IRB: 654739-2) Creighton College of Nursing Technology Fair Podium Presentation, 2015
  • The Interactive Online Use of C-CEI as a Student-Driven, Online, Peer Evaluation Tool (IRB: 654739-2) Creighton College of Nursing Technology Fair Podium Presentation., 2014
  • Maternal Child High Fidelity Simulation Lab: The Attitudes, Comfort Levels and Teamwork, Poster Presentation, September 26, 2013, Omaha, NE., 2013
  • Maternal Child High Fidelity Simulation Lab: The Attitudes, Comfort Levels and Teamwork, Power Point Presentation, September 18, 2013, Omaha, NE., 2013

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Clinical Simulation Labs Student Peer & Self Evaluation Interactive Classroom Teaching E-learning

Current Research Projects

  • IRB 907729-1 Augmented Reality and Photosphere's in the college of Nursing IRB 857321-1 The Impact of an Interprofessional Pediatric Simulation on Advanced Practice and Pre-Licensure Nursing Students’ Self-Efficacy Exempt 01/18/2016 IRB 854244-1 Utilizing Technology and Real-time Assessments to Improve Efficacy and Competence with Technical Skills in Pre-Licensure Nursing Students New Project Exempt 01/2016 IRB 654739-3 The Interactive Online Use of Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (C-CEI) as a Student Driven Peer Evaluation Tool 11/2015

Grant Funding Received

  • •Utilizing Technology and Real-time Assessments to Improve Efficacy and Competence with Technical skills in Pre-Licensure Nursing Students. -Granted 12/15- $1750.00 by Creighton University’s Committee on computing and Academic Technology
  • The Use of Augmented Reality Photospheres in the College of Nursing to Decrease Student Anxiety. – Granted 12/16- $760.00 by Creighton University’s Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment