Cara Busenhart, Ph.D., CNM, APRN

Program Director, Nurse-Midwifery Education
Ph.D., University of Kansas
MSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Certificate, Nurse-Midwifery, Bi-State Nurse-Midwifery Education Program
BSN, Truman State University


Overview

  • KU faculty since 2009
  • Clinical practice at Maternal Options that Matter Clinic (interprofessional teaching clinic with Family Medicine & Nurse-Midwifery), JayDoc Free Health Clinic, & University of Kansas Hospital
  • Wyandotte County Fetal & Infant Mortality Review (FIMR), Case Review Team
  • Kansas State Board of Nursing, APRN Committee, CNM Representative
  • Kansas Action Coalition, Practice Team Co-Lead
  • Peer reviewer for Clinical Simulation in Nursing

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Current Areas of Teaching

  • NRSG 801, Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
  • NRSG 830, Care of Women in the Antepartal Period
  • NRSG 831, Care of Women in the Antepartal Period Practicum
  • NRSG 832, Nurse-Midwifery in the Postpartum and Newborn Period
  • NRSG 837, Childbearing Family Practicum: Intrapartum, Postpartum, & Newborn
  • NRSG 840, Nurse-Midwifery Integration Practicum
  • NRSG 841, Reproductive Endocrinology

Select Publications 

  • Meyer, M., Groller, K., Myers, S., Busenhart, C., Waugh, S., & Stegenga, K. (2014). Simulation as a learning experience: Perceptions of new Registered Nurses. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10(8), 384-394.
  • Willmarth, M., Busenhart, C., Lange-Kessler, J., Morgan, A., & Rouhana, N. (2013) ACNM Exam Prep Workbook. Silver Spring: American College of Nurse-Midwives.
  • Breedlove, G. & Busenhart, C. (2005). Screening and detection of ovarian cancer. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 50(1), 51-54. PMID: 15637515

Select Presentations

  • Busenhart, C. (September 2014). Leveling the IPEC Competencies: A Blueprint for Planning Interprofessional Education. Healthcare Simulation Conference. Overland Park, KS.
  • Busenhart, C., Johnston, K., & Bhattacharya, S. (June 2014). Team-Based Learning: Collaboration and Teamwork to Increase Knowledge for Geriatric Practice. All Together Better Health VII. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Bhattacharya, S., Jernigan, S., Ebbert, D., Turner, T., Johnston, K., & Busenhart, C. (June 2014). Incorporating Interprofessional Education from Academia to Practice. All Together Better Health VII. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Groller, K., Meyer, M., Myers, S., Busenhart, C., Waugh, S., & Stegenga, K. (2014, January). The Opportunity to Act like a Nurse: A Qualitative Analysis of Perceived Impact of Simulation on Professional Role Transition. Presented at International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, San Francisco, CA.
  • Busenhart, C., & Roche, A. (2013, October). Delivering OB Content in a Concept-Based Curriculum. Presented to the Professional Nurse Educators Group Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Awards & Honors

  • 2015, Excellence in Teaching Award, American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • 2014 & 2015, Outstanding Women's Health Provider, JayDoc Free Health Clinic
  • 2010, Faculty Scholar, University of Kansas School of Nursing
Last modified: May 26, 2015

Contact

Cara Busenhart, Ph.D., CNM, APRN
Program Director, Nurse-Midwifery Education

P: (913) 588-3354
cbusenhart@kumc.edu

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