Heidi Keeler, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

Director, Continuing Nursing Education

Director, Office of Community Engagement

Contact

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

Phone: 402-559-6412
Email: hkeeler@unmc.edu

  

Education

  • 1998, BSN, Amherst
  • 2010, PhD, UNMC

Biography


Dr. Heidi Keeler, received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA, and her doctoral degree in nursing from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Keeler’s clinical experiences include adult medical surgical nursing, in acute, primary care, and long term care settings, and community population health nursing.

Dr. Heidi Keeler, received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA, and her doctoral degree in nursing from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Keeler’s clinical experiences include adult medical surgical nursing, in acute, primary care, and long term care settings, and community population health nursing.

Dr. Keeler’s areas of clinical research interest revolve around improving overall educational systems and platforms, concentrating on how IT systems can improve educational experience, outcomes evaluation collection and analysis, and improve overall program efficiencies. Dr. Keeler envisions clinical translational research and dissemination and implementation research as essential to maintaining competencies and sustainability of the future healthcare workforce, and aims to examine new ways to effectively improve clinical performance through innovative knowledge and skills acquisition modalities.



Research


Research Interests

  • Workforce Readiness, Development, and Innovation.
  • Health promotion, prevention and advocacy.
  • Use of technology for both educational and practice change.


Publications


Khazanchi, R., Keeler, H., Marcelin, J. R. (2021). Out of the Ivory Tower: Successes From a Community-Engaged Structural Competency Curriculum, Academic Medicine: 96(4). 482 doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003927

King, K.M., Tchouankam, T., Keeler, H., Minter, C., Love, K., Cai, G., Estabrooks, P.A.. (2020). Conceptualization and utilization of community engagement approaches in translational research: a scoping review. Journal of Translational Research. https://doi.org/10.15761/JTS.1000418

Keeler, H., Baier, R., Kosar, C., Culross, B., Cramer, M.E. (2019). Examining the impact of board-certified registered nurses in skilled nursing facilities using national and state quality and clinical indicators. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 45(11), 39-45. https://doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20191011-06

Cramer, M.E., Wulf, K., Wendl, M., Keeler, H. (2019). Are advanced providers prepared to care for the agricultural population? The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 15(2), e41–e44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2018.09.018

Keeler, H., Sjuts, T., Niitsu, K., Watanabe-Galloway, S., Mackie, P. F.-E., & Liu, H. (2018). Virtual Mentorship Network to Address the Rural Shortage of Mental Health Providers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 54(6S3), S290–S295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.02.001

Kotcherlakota, S., & Keeler, H. (2014). Establishing a learning repository to facilitate collaboration and communication of academic work among nursing faculty. Nurse Educator, 39(3), 113-117.


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Service


Community Collaborations Committee.

Rural Health 2030 Task Force.

Educational Development Institute (EDI) Committee.

UNMC Wellbeing Coordinating Council



Recognition


2018 UNMC Faculty Development,Omaha NE, Innovation Award-Podcasting.

2017 UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators Omaha, NE, Academy Member for Exemplifying Excellence in Teaching Education.

2015 UNMC Omaha, NE, E-Learning Innovator in Education Award: “What to do next: An interactive journey combining behavioral health and medical-surgical nursing,” Faculty Advisor.

2015 UNMC College of Nursing Omaha, NE, UNMC College of Nursing Best Team Award: Apple Ebola Training Team.

2013 UNMC Omaha, NE, iLEAD: UNMC Leadership Academy Graduate

2012 Nebraska Action Coalition Omaha, NE, Nebraska Action Coalition: 40 Under 40 Nursing Leadership Award