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Heather Nelson-Brantley, PhD, RN, CCRN-K

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Kansas, School of Nursing
BSN, University of Kansas School of Nursing
BS, Psychology, minor in Business Administration, Kansas State University


Overview

  • KU faculty since 2012
  • Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar Alumna
  • Host School Co-Chair, 2019 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference Planning Committee
  • Research Committee, CGEAN Board of Directors
  • Ambassador, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • Statewide Representative, KUMC Nursing Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Peer reviewer for Journal of Nursing Administration, Journal of Nursing Management, International Journal of Nursing Studies, and Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Member of CGEAN, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Rural Nurse Organization, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Chapter, and the National League for Nursing
  • Nursing areas of practice: adult medical critical care and cardiothoracic surgery progressive care

Academic Program Affiliations

  • MS -   Master of Science
  • DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • PhD -  Doctor in Philosophy

Current Areas of Teaching

  • NRSG 754: Health Care Research
  • NRSG 755: Professionalism in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NRSG 880/HP&M 840: Organizational Foundations for Leading Change
  • NRSG 883: Complexity Science Approaches to Improve Organizational Effectiveness
  • NRSG 898: Research Project in Nursing
  • NRSG 919: Theoretical Foundations for Leading and Communicating in Organizations   

Select Research Interests

  • Organizational change
  • Health systems leadership
  • End-of-Life and Palliative Care
  • Critical access hospitals and rural health care
  • Data visualization methods in data science
  • Interprofessional teamwork and patient safety

Select Publications 

  • Nelson-Brantley, H.V., Ford, D.J., Miller, K.L., & Bott, M.J. (2018). Nurse executives leading change to improve critical access hospital outcomes: A literature review with research-informed recommendations. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 18(1), 147-179. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14574/ojrnhc.v18i1.510
  • Nelson-Brantley, H.V., Ford, D.J., Miller, K.L., Stegenga, K.A., Lee, R.H., & Bott, M.J. (2018). Leading change: A case study of the first independent critical access hospital to achieve Magnet® designation. Journal of Nursing Administration, 48(3), 141-148. 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000588
  • Nelson-Brantley, H.V., Park, S.H., & Bergquist-Beringer, S. (2018). Characteristics of the nursing practice environment associated with lower unit-level RN turnover. Journal of Nursing Administration, 48(1), 31-37. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000567
  • Nelson-Brantley, H.V., & Warshawsky, N.E. (2018). Interprofessional education: Advancing team science to create collaborative safety cultures. Journal of Nursing Administration, 48(5), 235-237. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000607
  • Nelson-Brantley, H.V., & Ford, D.J. (2017). Leading change: A concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(4), 834-846. doi: 10.1111/jan.13223
  • Nelson-Brantley, H.V., & Teel, C.S. (2017). Nurses on boards in Kansas: A targeted board descriptive study. The Kansas Nurse, 92(1), 10-13. 

Select Presentations

  • Nelson-Brantley, H.V., Ford, D.J., Miller, K.L., Stegenga, K.A., & Bott, M.J. (April 2017). Leading change in critical access hospitals: A qualitative, index case study of the journey to Magnet®. Poster presentation.  2017 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Nelson-Brantley, H.V., He, J., & Dunton, N. (April 2017). Data mining for nurse manager excellence. Poster presentation. 2017 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Minneapolis, MN. 
  • Nelson-Brantley, H.V., Ford, D.J., Miller, K.L., & Bott, M.J. (November 2016). Positive deviance: A qualitative, index case study of the first independent critical access hospital to achieve Magnet® designation. Podium presentation. 2016 International Nursing Administration Research Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Nelson-Brantley, H.V., & Ford, D.J. (November 2016). A conceptual model of leading change. Poster presentation. 2016 International Nursing Administration Research Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Nelson-Brantley, H. V., & Laverentz, D. M. (October 2013). Interprofessional education and TeamSTEPPSTM: Delivering on our commitment to quality, safety and efficiency across the continuum of care. Podium presentation. 40th annual national Professional Nurse Educators Group conference: Lessons from Oz, assuring capabilities for future nursing education and practice, Kansas City, MO.

Grants

  • 2017-2019, Principal Investigator. Team Learning and Safety Culture in Perioperative Hospital Units: Understanding the Nursing Unit Leader Perspective. Funded by Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing (CGEAN).
  • 2016-Present, Co-Investigator. National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI). Funded by Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
  • 2016-Present, Co-Investigator. Development, Implementation, and Maintenance of Quality Measures for the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Funded by Econometrica, Inc.
  • 2014-2016, Principal Investigator. Nurses on Boards in Kansas: A Targeted Board Descriptive Study. Funded by Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare and University of Kansas School of Nursing.

Awards & Honors  

  • KUMC Early Career Achievement in Nursing Alumna Award, 2016
  • CGEAN International Nursing Administration Research Conference Best Poster Award, 2016
  • DAISY Faculty Award, 2016 Taunton Scholar Award, 2016
  • Roma Lee Taunton Research Medal, 2016
  • Sigma Theta Tau Research Endowment Award, 2016
  • The Ron Bruch & Caryl Goodyear-Bruch Scholarship, 2016
  • P.E.O. Scholarship, 2015
  • Jonas Nurse Leader PhD Scholar, 2014-2016 KU
  • Jayhawker Lecturer Award, 2014
  • Dr. Nancy Mosbaek Doctorate in Nursing Scholarship, 2013
  • March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Finalist, Rising Star category, 2011  
Last modified: Aug 23, 2018

Contact

Heather Nelson-Brantley, PhD, RN, CCRN-K
Assistant Professor

P: (913) 588-1696
hnelson-brantley@kumc.edu

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