Nancy E. Krusen, PhD, OTR/L

Program Director and Associate Professor

Division of Occupational Therapy Education
984000 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4000
402-559-7428
Email

Academic Appointments:
Program Director and Associate Professor, UNMC, 2018 – present
Pacific University, Professor, Pacific University, 2008 – 2018
Colorado State University, Instructor/Fieldwork Education Coordinator, 2006 – 2008, 1993 – 1999
Tulsa Community College, Program Director, 1990-1993

Degrees/Certifications:
PhD, Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, 2001
MA, Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, 1982
BS, Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, 1979

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
pending

Scholarly Activity:

Publications: (last five years)
Krusen N, Martino MN. (2020). Occupational therapy students’ perceptions of an
OSCE: A qualitative descriptive analysis. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 4(1).

Flaherty K, Foidel S, Krusen N. (2019). Health literacy in student-created
occupational therapy home programs. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 3(4).

Krusen N,  Rollins D. (2019). Design of an OSCE to assess clinical competence of
occupational therapy students. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 3(1).

Krusen N. (2017). Improving teaching and learning through low-cost and open-source
learning analytics. International Journal for Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning,
1(2), 130-144.

Proctor A, Krusen N. (2017). Time to ask and tell: Voices of older gay and bisexual
male veterans regarding community services. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services.

Krusen N. (2015). The intersection of ACOTE accreditation standards and Quality
Matters rubric standards for best practice in distance education. Internet Learning
Journal, 4 (2), 69-83.

Krusen N. (2015.) Student voices of adaptation following fieldwork failure.
International Journal of Practice-Based Learning in Health and Social Care, 3 (1), 16-29.

Presentations:
Krusen N, Middendorf J, Felten P, Wang J. (2019, Oct). Theories at play! Threshold concepts, decoding the disciplines, and SOTL, panel. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual
Conference. GA, USA

Zijdemans-Boudreau A, Krusen N, [Penman T, Schaid L. contributing authors]. (2019, Oct). SoTEL From the Start: Examining the impact of Social Media on Community, Teaching, & Learning Online, platform paper. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference. GA, USA

Krusen N, Anger E-M. (2019, Aug). Designing online learning: Attributes of exemplar interprofessional courses, platform paper. Heartland Interprofessional Education Conference. NE, USA

Krusen N, Zijdemans-Boudreau A. (2019, Aug). SoTL from the start: An interprofessional Community of Inquiry, platform paper. Heartland Interprofessional Education Conference. NE, USA

Krusen N, Martino N.* (2019, June). Development of objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) for clinical competence, platform paper. Innovation in Occupational and Physical Therapy in Education Summit conference.NE, USA

Briggs K, Kirchen T, Krusen N, Jones J, Keefe C, Pitonyak B. (2019, April). Fostering critical reasoning and thinking skills: Four different pedagogical approaches in the OT and OTA curriculum, panel. Academic Education Special Interest Section Short Course. American Occupational Therapy Association national conference. LA, USA

Service:
International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
2019 – 2022  Board member, United States regional vice-president

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
AOTA New Educators Mentorship Program, mentor
AOTA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program, mentor
Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education, Roster of Accreditation Evaluators

Conference proposal reviewer: International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Council of Occupational Therapists in European Countries/European Network of Occupational Therapists in Higher Education, AOTA national conference
Ad hoc manuscript reviewer and book reviewer