Delois Laverentz, MN, RN, CCRN

Clinical assistant professor
Master's in Nursing, University of Kansas Medical Center
BSN, University of Kansas
RN, Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital, School of Nursing (Omaha, Neb.)


Delois Laverentz, RN, MN, CCRN, is an undergraduate clinical instructor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing. Since joining the faculty in 2006, she has taught both lecture and clinical courses in pharmacology, complex, acute nursing and professional development. She also teaches on-line courses in the RN completion program.

Laverentz has an interest in a creating a healthy learning environment for students, faculty and staff and served on a task force that assessed the learning environment within the school for incivil behaviors and the development of the RESPECT initiative. Laverentz has been involved in the development of the KUMC Foundations of Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC):  Introductions to TeamSTEPPS®.

 Certifications

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)

Practice Specialties

  • Surgery and Trauma Critical Care

Professional Membership

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Publications and Poster/Podium Presentations

Laverentz, D.M., & Nelson-Brantley, H.V. (2014). Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: An Innovative Teaching Strategy to Develop  Interprofessional Collaboration. Poster Presentation, November 2014, at the 18th Annual Midwest Regional Nursing Educators Conference, Columbia, Mo..

Nelson-Brantley, H. V., & Laverentz, D. M. (2014). Leaderless organization: active learning strategy in a concept-based curriculum. The Journal of nursing education, 53(8), 484-484. PMID: 25072676

Nelson, H,V., & Laverentz, D.M . (2013). Interprofessional Education and TeamSTEPPSTM: Delivering on Our Commitment to Quality, Safety and Efficiency Across the Continuum of CarePodium presentation, October 2013, at Lessons from Oz:  The 40th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development, Kansas City, Mo.

Laverentz, D.M., Busenhart, C., & Wilson, E. (2013). Lessons in RESPECT: Creating a Healthy Culture for Learning. Poster Presentation, October 2013, at Lessons from Oz:  The 40th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development, Kansas City, Mo.

Laverentz, D.M., & Pierce, L.N. (2013). Selecting Concepts. Podium presentation, October 2013, at Fostering Concept-Based Learning: Getting Started a Preconference for Lessons from Oz:  The 40th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development, Kansas City, Mo.

Laverentz, D. M., Phillips, C., & Wilson, E. (2012). RESPECT:   Creating a Healthy Culture of Learning. November 2012, Poster Presentation at the 17th Annual Midwest Regional Nursing Educator Conference, Columbia, Mo.

Last modified: Jan 12, 2015

Contact

Delois Laverentz, MN, RN, CCRN
Clinical assistant professor

P: 913-588-1664
dlaverentz@kumc.edu

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