Catherine A. Carrico, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP
Catherine A. Carrico, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP

Catherine A. Carrico, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments


  • Nursing - Doctorate


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Graduate FNP clinical and didactic courses, scholarly project seminar courses, grading in research courses, population health


Dr. Cathy Carrico is a family nurse practitioner and teaches in the DNP graduate program.  Courses include clinical and didactic courses in adult, gero and pediatric primary care, as well as population health and DNP project related courses.  She has a clinical interest in immunizations and global health.

Publications and Presentations


  • Catherine Carrico Knowledge of antibiotic use in college students: A Quality Improvement Project. . Building Academic Communities, Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal, 2(2), 2018
  • Carrico, Catherine Nodular Gynecomastia in a 77-year-old Male, Clinical Advisor for Nurse Practitioners, 1999
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  • Carrico, C. Evaluating the use of a stability guideline for long-term ventilator dependent children discharging to home: A quality improvement project., Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, (1), 2017
  • Peck, K., Jensen, L., Bracciano, A., Carrico, C., Feldhacker, D. CHIP: Facilitating interprofessional and culturally competent patient care through experiential learning in China., Occupational Therapy International, Online publication June, 2016, 2016
  • Warning! undervaccinated healthcare personnel in this facility!, Nebraska Medicine, Summer, 2015, 18-20, 2016
  • Carrico, C., Wichman, C. Recommended Health Care Personnel Immunization: Exploring Immunization Rates, Motivators, and Barriers to Immunization in Health Care Personnel., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 9, 38-44, 2016
  • Carrico, C., Costanzo, C. Identifying and overcoming perceived barriers of providers toward HPV vaccination: A literature review., Journal of Vaccines, 2015, 2015
  • O'Keefe, Catherine. Protecting infants against pertussis The cocooning strategy in practice., Nurse Practitioner, 38, 40-45, 2013


  • Carrico, Catherine Gynecomastia in an Elderly Man, Clinical Advisor, 2019


  • Nebraska Nurse Practitioner Conference:  HPV and immunization update podium presentation
     , 2019
  • Global Connections with Nurses in China.  Creighton University   College of Nursing Annual Alumni Conference, 2018
  • HPV Vaccine Update:   Pediatric Pharmacology Conference.  Childrens Hospital and Medical Center and NE NAPNAP Chapter. , 2018

  • Pediatric Pharmacology Conference: 
              NAPNAP Nebraska Chapter and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.
              Immunization Update:  HPV. Omaha, NE , 2018
  • Immunization Update.  What's new in the NICU 12th Annual Midwest Regional NICU conference.  Omaha, NE, 2017
  • A vote and vax initiative for influenza Vaccine.  Presented to the Annual Nebraska Immunization conference, Omaha, NE, 2017
  • Immunization update: HPV, Healthcare Workers and more.  Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants 42nd Annual SPring CME conference.  Kearney, NE, 2017
  • Poster Presentation: National Association of Nurse Practitioner Faculty Annual conference. Iverson, L., Carrico, C., Hawkins, K., Potthoff, M. "Innovative Evaluation Strategies for Distance Education Graduate Nursing Students", 2016
  • Collaborating Across Borders V Conference, Roanoke, VA. Patterson, A, and Carrico, C. The use of student portfolios as a guide for reflection and learning in an IPE immersion course., 2015
  • Poster presentation: Monaghan, M.S., Malesker, M.A., Ryan Haddad, A.M., Packard, K.E., Elsasser, G.N., Iverson, L.M., Hawkins, K.S., Bredenkamp, N.D., Carrico, C., and Connelly, S. (July 13, 2015). Development and Assessment of an Interprofessional Education Simulation for Pharmacy and Nurse Practitioner Students. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, National Harbor, Maryland., 2015
  • Poster presentation: Potthoff, M., Iverson, L., Carrico, C., Hawkins, K., Wichman, C. (March 13, 2015). Interprofessional education with nurse practitioner and emergency medical service students. NAPNAP 2015 Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV., 2015
  • Carrico, C., Hawkins, K., & Iverson, L. (May 1, 2014). Interprofessional Education with Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Medical Service Students. Presented at the Signa Theta Tau annual conference, Omaha, NE. Contributed equally to the preparation and presentation., 2014
  • Protecting Infants against Pertussis: A Cocooning Strategy in Practice. Poster presentation National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, Omaha, NE, 2012
  • Protecting Infants against Pertussis: A Cocooning Strategy in Practice. Poster presentation National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2012
  • Protecting Against Pertussis. Presented to the Pediatric Nurses Association, Children’s Hospital, Omaha, NE, 2012
  • “The Role of the Nurse in Patient Rehabilitation”. 3rd Hospital Hebei Medical Center, Shijiazhuang, China Rehabilitation Conference., 2011
  • “Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries: Assessments and Interventions for Nurses. 3rd Hospital Hebei Medical Center, Shijiazhuang, China, 2011
  • Leading Change Through Evidence-Based Practice. Panel member. Leading Change, Advancing Health: Improving Health Care by Transforming Nursing. Creighton University School of Nursing Conference., 2011
  • “Pertussis Prevention in the NICU.” Nebraska Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Conference, 2011
  • Wound Repair and Management. Nebraska Nurse Practitioner Conference, Kearney, NE, 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Scholarly interests include immunizations and global health

Grant Funding Received

  • Cultivating Collaboration: Building a Successful Collaborative Care Model in an Academic Health Partnership. Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice. Funded by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education in partnership with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • “Collaborative Global Health Education: Learning Modules Based in Igntation Pedagogy”. President’s Distinguished Curriculum Innovation and Pedagogical Research Grant. Creighton University
  • “Interprofessional Health Sciences Students’ Health Assessments used to Tailor Interventions for Community Dwelling Seniors”. In conjunction with Seven Oaks at Notre Dame and Creighton University. Gary and Mary West Foundation Grant: Interdisciplinary Coordination Program.
  • Health Science Student Readiness and Perceptions of Interprofessional Education: A Pilot Study”. Academic Excellence and Assessment Grant: Creighton University
  • Transcultural Competence & Perceptions of Interdisciplinary Healthcare in Students: An Outcomes Study of a China Immersion Program. Academic and Assessment Grant: Creighton University.