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Carli Zegers, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor
PhD & FNP, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
BSN, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
BS in Exercise Science, Creighton University, Omaha, NE


Overview

  • KU faculty since 2021
  • Member of ANA, Sigma, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and the Academy of Communication in Healthcare
  • Research interests include health literacy, health communication, self-management, diverse populations, high school student interventions, cultural humility, and health equity

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Master of Science
  • Leadership
  • PhD

Current Areas of Teaching

  • NRSG 808, The Social Context for Health Care Policy
  • NRSG 754, Health Care Research

Select Publications

  • White-Lewis, S., Beach, E., Zegers., C. (2020) Impact of a Disaster Preparedness Education Intervention on Underrepresented High School Students Interested in Health Professions. Journal of School Health.
  • Zegers, C., Smith, L.M., Gonzales, K., Pullen, C.H., De Alba, A., & Fiandt, K. (2020). Psychometric testing of the modified Functional, Communicative, and Critical Health Literacy tool in an underrepresented population. Patient Education and Counseling. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2020.05.019
  • Gonzales, K., Hanish, A., Klein, A., Stappert, D., Zegers, C., Holmes, L. & Fiandt, K. (2019). Perceived impact of faculty practice on nurse practitioner education. Journal of Professional Nursing. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2019.12.004
  • Hassmiller, S. & Pulcini, J., (2020). Advanced Practice Nursing Leadership: A Global Perspective. Springer. Hassmiller, S., Eilers, K., McCarthy, A., Zegers, C., Chapter 4: Developing Tomorrow's Nursing Leaders: How the Future of Nursing-Campaign for Action Promotes Leadership; 37-47.


Select Presentations

  • Zegers, C., Fiandt, K., Smith, L.M., Gonzales, K., De Alba, A., & Pullen, C.H. International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. Podium Presentation: Psychometric Testing of the Functional, Communicative, and Critical Health Literacy Tool, San Diego, CA, October 2019
  • Zegers, C., Fiandt, K., Smith, L.M., Gonzales, K., De Alba, A., & Pullen, C.H. International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. Podium Presentation: The Relationship Between the FCCHL Tool and Self-Management in a Vulnerable Population, San Diego, CA, October 2019
  • Zegers, C., Fiandt, K., Smith, L.M., Gonzales, K., De Alba, A., & Pullen, C.H. Council of Advancement of Nursing Science, 2018 State of the Science Congress, Podium Presentation: Integrative review of health literacy and self-management, Washington D.C., September 2018
  • Zegers, C. & Cuellar, N. American Nurses Association, National Conference. Policy Presentation: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Recipients Eligibility to take the NCLEX. Washington D. C., June 2019
  • Zegers, C. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Graduate Nursing Student Academy Webinar: Set Yourself Apart: Developing a Successful Scholarship Application, April 2018

Grants

  • 2019, Principle Investigator & Program Manager, Office of Minority Health to develop a workforce diversity pipeline of diverse and underserved high school students interested in healthcare professions

Awards & Honors

  • 2020, American Nurses Foundation & UnitedHealth Group: Jeannine Rivet Leadership Award
  • 2019 - 2021, American Academy of Nursing - Jonas Policy Scholar
  • 2019, UNMC Office of Community Engagement Health Education Award
  • 2017 - 2019, Johnson & Johnson and AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar
  • 2016, UNMC UniMed New Inventor Award
Last modified: Feb 05, 2021

Contact

Carli Zegers, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor

czegers@kumc.edu

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