Margaret (Missy) Ofe Fleck, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor


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

Phone: 402-559-5061



  • 1984, BSN, UNMC
  • 1990, MSN, UNMC
  • 2010, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Dr. Missy Ofe Fleck is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing-Omaha Division. She received her associate degree in nursing from UNMC CON-Lincoln Division, her bachelor's degree in nursing from UNMC CON-Lincoln Division, her master's degree from UNMC CON-Omaha Division, and PhD in Family Sciences from the University of Nebraska. Her clinical background includes the neonatal intensive care, labor and delivery, postpartum, nursery, and pediatric arenas. She has served as a nurse leader in a critical access hospital in her rural community. Dr. Ofe Fleck joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing-Lincoln Division in 1990 and has worked at the Omaha division since 2014. She teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels and currently is assisting in developing the Clinical Nurse Leader MSN program.


Research Interests

  • Transition to parenthood with first-time couples and with culturally diverse population groups
  • Single, low-income African American fathers
  • Determining effectiveness of crash cart practices in critical access hospitals
  • Implementing interprofessional education and practice opportunities across multi-disciplines


Ofe Fleck, M., Brage Hudson, D, Abbott, D, & Reisbig, A. (2013). You can’t put a dollar amount on presence: Young, single, low-income, African American fathers. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 36(3), 225-240. doi: 10.3109/01460862.2013.818744

Sittner, B., Herzog, M., & Ofe Fleck, M. (2013). Enhancing labor and delivery learning experiences through simulation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9(11), e521-e530.

Campbell-Grossman, C., Hudson, D.B., Keating-Lefler, R., & Fleck, M.O. (2005). Community leaders' perceptions of single, low-income mothers' needs and concerns for social support. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 22(4), 241.256.

Keating-Lefler, R., Hudson, D.B., Campbell-Grossman, C., Fleck, M.O., & Westfall, J. (2004). Needs, concerns and social support of single, low-income, African American and Caucasian mothers during the transition to parenthood. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 25, 381-401.

Hudson, D.B., Campbell-Grossman, C., Fleck, M.O., Elek, S., & Shipman, A. (2003). Effects of the New Fathers Network on first-time fathers' parenting self--efficacy, and parenting satisfaction during the transition to parenthood. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric nursing, 26, 217-229.

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Conducting undergraduate clinical rotations in the neonatal intensive care unit, and the labor/delivery, postpartum, and nursery units in Omaha, NE.

Member - American Nurses Association/Nebraska Nurses Association.

Member-Sigma Theta Tau International - Gamma Pi At-Large Chapter-Nu Rho Chapter.


2013    Sigma Theta Tau International-Gamma Pi At-Large Chapter
Chapter Leaders Recognition
2010    November 2010 Chancellor’s Council Silver “U” Award
University of Nebraska Medical Center
2009    2009 Outstanding Nurse Educator
Nebraska Nurses Association
2008    Kathryn Sandahl Philp Award for Creativity and Innovation
University of Nebraska Medical College of Nursing
2007    Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Student’s Award UNL Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council
2004    Excellence in Service Award
Presented by St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center – Perinatal Department