Mary Kunes-Connell, PhD, RN
Mary Kunes-Connell, PhD, RN

Mary Kunes-Connell, PhD, RN

Professor
Associate Dean, College of Nursing Academics, Assessment, and Accrediation
College of Nursing

Expertise/Specializations

  • Psychiatric Nursing

Academic Appointments

Position

  • Professor

Education

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln PhD
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center--MSN(Psychiatric Nursing)
  • Creighton University-BSN

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Norris, J., Wydeven, M., Howell, E. & Kunes Connell, M. Partnering with a vulnerable population. Maternal Child Nursing:, Maternal Child Nursing, 2009
  • Norris, J., Wydeven, M., Howell, E. & Kunes Connell, M. Partnering with a vulnerable population. Maternal Child Nursing: (Research), Maternal Child Nursing, 2009
  • Norris, J., Kunes-Connell, M., & Spelic, S. A grounded theory of reimaging. (Research), Advances in Nursing Science, Vol. 20; Issue #3, 1-12, 1998
  • Norris, J., & Kunes-Connell, M. A multi-modal approach to validation and refinement of an existing nursing diagnosis. (Research methodology), Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, Vol 2; #2, 103-109, 1988
  • Norris, J., & Kunes-Connell, M. Self-esteem disturbance. Nursing Clinics of North America, (Research), Maternal Child Nursing, Vol. 20; #4, 745-761, 1985

Publications

  • Norris, J., Kunes-Connell, M., & Spelic, S. A grounded theory of reimaging. Advances in Nursing Science.Sigma Theta Tau, International, Directory of Nurse Researchers, 5th Edition., Registry of Nursing Research (http://www.stti.iupui.edu/library), Vol. 20; Issue #3, 1-12, 1998

Presentations

  • Nahrstedt, D. and Kunes-Connell, M. (2016). Provider Adherence to ADA Guidelines for Screening and Treatment in a Rural Health Clinic. National Rural Health Association Quality and Clinical Conference. Oakland, CA ( National Conference). DNP Scholarly Project., 2016
  • Presented "Conceptualizing Nursing Education Through the Care Management Model” Caring in a Complex World: Reducing Readmissions Through Collaboration and Communication". Creighton University School of Nursing Alumni Continuing Education, 2012
  • Invited keynote speaker: “Culture of Collegiality: One way to Stop Horizontal Violence” Nebraska Nurses’ Association: Celebrating the Past; Creating the Present; Challenging the Future—100th Anniversary, 2006
  • Hercinger, M and Kunes-Connell, M. (2005). “Enhancing Senior Students’ Use of Evidence Based Practice in a Care Management Model.” 16th Annual International Participative Conference: Education in Health Care. NET 2005, Durham, United Kingdom (International Education Conference), 2005
  • Hercinger, M and Kunes-Connell, M. (2004). “Facilitating Senior Students’ Use of Evidence Based Practice in a Care Management Model.” Villanova University, University of Pennsylvania and State University of New Jersey: Competence and Innovation: Intersections in Professional Nursing Education. Atlanta, GA, October 28-31, 2004. (National Nursing Education Conference), 2004
  • Hercinger, M. and Kunes-Connell, M. (2003): "Development of a Clinical Nurse Leader through a Care Management Synthesis Project". AACN Baccalaureate Conference; San Antonio, Texas, November 16-18, 2003. (National Education Conference), 2003
  • Kunes-Connell, M. (2000): “Content Analysis Software as a Tool for Classroom Presentation". 11th Annual International Participative Conference for Education in Health Care. Durham, United Kingdom (International Education Conference), 2000
  • Howell, E. and Kunes-Connell, M. (2000): Outcomes Care Management Model. 11th Annual Nurse Educators Conference, Breckenridge, CO (Regional Education Conference), 2000
  • Kunes-Connell, M. & Howell, E. (1999): Outcomes Care Management Model: A Strategy for the New Millennium, 10th Annual International Participative Conference for Education in Health Care. Durham, United Kingdom (International Education Conference), 1999
  • Kunes-Connell, M. & Foyt, M. (1998). “Outcomes Care Management Model: An Educational Strategy.” On the Edge of a New Millennium. Weaving the Tapestry of Nursing Education: A National Conference on Professional Nursing Education, Seattle, WA (National Education Project), 1998
  • Norris, J., Kunes-Connell, M. & Spelic, S. (1997). "A Grounded Theory of Reimaging following Body Image Disruption". Ninth International Nursing Research Conference, Vancouver, BC. (International Research Conference), 1997
  • Spelic, S., Norris, J. & Kunes-Connell, M. (1997) "Reimaging Self: A Grounded Theory". Iota Tau Eight Annual Research Day, Omaha, NE. (Local Research Conference), 1997
  • Norris, J., Kunes-Connell, M. & Spelic, S. (1997). "Reimaging Self: A Grounded Theory". Twenty-first Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, Minneapolis, MN. (Regional Research Conference), 1997
  • Kangas-Packett, S., Graves, J. & Kunes-Connell, M. (1997). "Promoting a critical thinking with Nursing Students using a WWW-Based Conferencing System". Nurses in the Information Age. University of Minnesota. (National Educational Conference), 1997
  • Norris, J., Kunes-Connell, M. & Spelic, S. (1995) "Descriptive Themes and Categories reported by persons in their Initial Adaptation to Body Image Alterations. Seventh Annual Iota Tau Research Day, Omaha, NE. (Local Research Conference), 1995
  • Norris, J., Kunes-Connell, M. & Spelic, S. (1995). "Descriptive Themes and Categories reported by persons in their Initial Adaptation to Body Image Alterations. Nineteenth Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing research Society, Kansas City, MO. (Regional Research Conference), 1995
  • Kunes-Connell, M. (1994) "An Occupational Self-Esteem Model for Psychiatric Nursing" - NNA Convention: "Visions for Nursing." South Sioux City, NE. (State Nursing Conference), 1994
  • Kunes-Connell, M., Spelic, S., Jones, D. (1994) "Personalized Client Education Project: Psychopharmacological Education" - NNA Convention: "Visions for Nursing" - South Sioux City, NE. (State Nursing Conference), 1994
  • Kunes-Connell, M. (1994) "An Occupational Self-Esteem Model for Psychiatric Nurses" Psychiatric Nursing Conference: State of the Art 1974-1994, Columbus, OH. (National Research Conference), 1994
  • Kunes-Connell, M., Spelic, S., Jones, D. (1994) "Personalized Client Education Project: Psychopharmacological Education" - Psychiatric Nursing Conference: State of the Art 1974-1994, Columbus, OH. (National Education Conference), 1994
  • Kunes-Connell, M. (1991) "Role Identity and Leadership Paradigm: Antecedent Conditions of Occupational Self-Esteem for Psychiatric Nurses" at "Decade of the Brain for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing" at Hilton Head, SC. (National Psychiatric Nursing Conference), 1994
  • Kunes-Connell, M. (1993) "An Occupational Self-Esteem Model for Psychiatric Nurses" at Iota Tau/St. Joseph Hospital Research Day titled "Promoting Research in Practice", Omaha, NE. (Local Research Conference), 1993
  • Kunes-Connell, M. (1991) "Role Identity and Leadership Paradigm: Antecedent Conditions of Occupational Self-Esteem for Psychiatric Nurses" at "Decade of the Brain for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing" at Hilton Head, SC. (National Psychiatric Nursing Conference), 1991
  • Kunes-Connell, M. (1991) "Redesigning Report Forms: An ECT Nursing Checklist" at "Decade of the Brain for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing" at Hilton Head, SC. (National Psychiatric Nursing Conference), 1991
  • Kunes-Connell, M. (1991) "Redesigning Report Forms: An ECT Nursing Checklist" at "Decade of the Brain for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing" at Hilton Head, SC. (National Psychiatric Nursing Conference), 1991
  • Kunes-Connell, M. (1990) "Self-Esteem Disturbance" at the 2nd Annual UNMC - "Creating A Research Based Nursing Practice" Conference, Omaha, NE. (Local Research Conference), 1990
  • Kunes-Connell, M. (1988) "Productivity: Measuring Nursing Workload in a Psychiatric Setting", American Psychiatric Nurses Association, New Orleans, LA. (National Psychiatric Nursing Conference), 1988
  • Kunes-Connell, M. (1986) "Self-Esteem Disturbance: A Nurse-Validation Study", at nursing Excellence through Research Conference, VA Medical District, Chicago, IL. (Regional Research Conference), 1986
  • Norris, J. & Kunes-Connell M. (1986) "Clinical Validation of Nursing Diagnosis of Self-Esteem Disturbance" at NANDA National Conference, St. Louis, MO. (National Research Conference), 1986
  • Norris, J. & Kunes-Connell, M. (1985) "Clinical Validation Study of Nursing Diagnosis: Self-Esteem Disturbance". Northeast Regional Nursing Diagnosis Conference, Mystic, CT. (Regional Research Conference), 1985
  • Norris, J. & Kunes-Connell, M. (1985) "Clinical Validation of Nursing Diagnosis: Self-Esteem Disturbance", Midwest Regional Nursing Diagnosis Conference, Davenport, IA. (Regional Research Conference), 1985
  • Kunes-Connell, M. & Norris, J. (1985) "Clinical Validation of Nursing Diagnosis: Self-Esteem Disturbance", Creighton University Honor Society Research Conference, Omaha, NE. (Local Research Conference), 1985

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Self-Esteem and Self-Esteem Disturbance
    Body Image/Body Image and self-Esteem
    Qualitative research with Emphasis on Grounded Theory

Awards and Honors

  • Dean's "Faculty Excellence" Award, Creighton University College of Nursing, 2015
  • Outstanding Achievement in Nursing, Nebraska Nurses Association District 2, 2012
  • Honorary Professor, Hebei Medical University-Shijiazhuang, China, 2008
  • Network for Education in HealthCare 2000-2006, 2000
  • Dean's "Faculty Excellence" Award, Creighton University College of Nursing, 2000
  • Pinning Ceremony Mistress of Ceremonies, Creighton University College of Nursing Senior Graduating Nursing Students, 2000
  • Pinning Faculty Address, Creighton University College of Nursing Senior Graduating Nursing Students, 1998
  • Pinning Ceremony Mistress of Ceremonies, Creighton University College of Nursing Senior Graduating Nursing Students, 1996
  • Nursing Faculty of the Year, Creighton University College of Nursing Senior Graduating Nursing Students , 1994
  • Dean's "Faculty Excellence" Award, Creighton University College of Nursing, 1993
  • Faculty Address" Pinning Ceremony, Creighton University College of Nursing Senior Graduating Nursing Students, 1993
  • ANA National Psychopharmacology Conference., Nebraska Nurses' Association, 1993
  • Pinning Faculty Address, Creighton University College of Nursing Senior Graduating Nursing Students, 1987
  • Nursing Faculty of the Year, C, 1986