Aimee L. Burch, DNP, APRN-CNS, CMSRN, SCRN
Aimee L. Burch, DNP, APRN-CNS, CMSRN, SCRN

Aimee L. Burch, DNP, APRN-CNS, CMSRN, SCRN

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing, Central Nebraska Campus

Expertise/Specializations

  • Medical-Surgical
  • Orthopedics
  • Stroke and Neurology
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Research

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Nursing - Bachelors

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • College of Nursing

Teaching Activity

  • NUR243-Care Management Concepts I- (care management to promote, protect, restore, maintain health). Emphasis on fundamental concepts/exemplars r/t actual/potential health alterations across the lifespan and with diverse populations.
  • NUR244-Care Management Practicum I (basic care management to promote, protect, restore and maintain health). Focusing on diverse populations with actual and potential health alterations. Teaching proficiency in fundamental skills and knowledge.
  • NUR250- Human Pathophysiology (provides an overview of pathophysiological concepts across the lifespan). Defining concepts, identifying health alterations, providing an overview of common pathologies and pathophysiological changes to body systems.
  • NUR312-Evidence-Based Practice I (development of skills in research utilization/critiquing in quality/quality improvement). Focus on analysis/synthesis of evidence to solve clinical problem.
  • NUR343-Care Managememt Concepts II- (care management in promoting, protecting, restoring and maintaining health in clients with increased complexity).
  • NUR377- Research for Health Professionals- (development of beginning level skills in research utilization and critiquing health care research for purposes of quality and quality improvement).
  • NUR443- Care Management Concepts III- (care management in promoting, protecting, restoring and maintaining health in clients with increaingly complex illness acuity and chronicity).
  • NUR444- Care Management Practicum III (care management to promote, protect, restore and maintain health). Focusing on diverse populations with actual and potential health alterations. Teaching proficiency in advancing skills and knowledge.
  • NUR450-Evidence-Based Practice II (Utilize research to support quality improvement initiatives/evidence-based practice. Develop and disseminate a proposal for a quality improvement project).
  • NUR489-Capstone Practicum (Synthesizes professional nursing concepts/skills in clinical setting/simulated care scenarios, focusing on care management/clinical outcome improvement. Emphasizes developing sound clinical decision-making skills/teamwork.
  • NUR899- Seminar- DNP Scholarly Project

Biography

Dr. Aimee Burch joined Creighton College of Nursing in 2018 as an Assistant Professor. She received a Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Biology from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 1994, her Accelerated Curriculum BSN in 2003 and her MS as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2008, both from Creighton University. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Advanced Practice Leadership with highest disctinction from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2017. Dr. Burch's research focus includes improving student writing ability in the ANC program, as well as hourly rounding and nurse knowledge of palliative care, among others. 
A more complete listing of scholarship, teaching, and research interests can be found on the Curriculum Vitae.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Burch, A.L. Pain management in the patient with history of substance misuse, MEDSURG Nursing, 27(4), 257-258, 2018
  • Burch, A.L. Palliative care, MEDSURG Nursing, 25(4), 279-280, 2016

Presentations

  • Burch, A. (2017). A step forward: Implementation of hourly rounding, step tracking, staff perceptions of barriers and solutions. 44th Annual Biennial Convention podium presentation. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International., 2017
  • Burch, A. & Hottovy, K. (2017). The effects of an electronic hourly rounding tool on nurses’ steps. 3rd Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference podium presentation. Chicago, IL: Becker's Hospital Review., 2017
  • Burch, A. (2017). A step forward: Our journey to implement hourly rounding including step tracking and staff nurse perceptions, barriers and solutions. Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum podium presentation. La Vista, NE: Great Plains Quality Innovation Network., 2017
  • Burch, A. (2017). A step forward: Our journey to implement hourly rounding including step tracking and staff nurse perceptions, barriers and solutions. State of the Art Nursing Conference podium presentation. La Vista, NENebraska Medicine., 2017
  • Burch, A. (2016). A step forward: Our journey to implement hourly rounding including step tracking. Nursing Noon conference (telehealth conference). Grand Island, NE: CHI Health St. Francis., 2016
  • Burch, A. & Hottovy, K. (2016). The effects of an electronic hourly rounding tool on nurses' steps. Webinar (broadcast nationwide). Nobl Health., 2016
  • Burch, A. (2014). Implementation of a nurse-driven Foley catheter removal protocol: A patient safety and quality improvement project. Nursing Research Day (poster presentation). Houston, TX: CHI Baylor St. Luke’s., 2014
  • Burch, A. (2014). Implementation of a nurse-driven Foley catheter removal protocol: A patient safety and quality improvement project. Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress (poster presentation). Hong Kong: Sigma Theta Tau., 2014
  • Burch, A. (2014). Implementation of a nurse-driven Foley catheter removal protocol: A patient safety and quality improvement project. Creighton University College of Nursing Iota Tau Annual Research Day. Omaha, NE: Creighton University. , 2014

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Palliative care, nursing knowledge and understanding of evidence-based practice, hourly rounding, improvement of student writing ability in the ANC course.

Current Research Projects

  • Use of a text-to-speech application to improve nursing student writing submissions in the accelerate nursing curriculum. 

Grant Funding Received

  • The Effect of a Text-to-Speech Application on Nursing Student Writing Submissions (1452509-1)- use of an on-line platform to allow students to hear their writing and make improvements as they go.

Awards and Honors

  • Induction, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2003
  • Non-Clinical Nurse of the Year, CHI Health St. Francis, 2014
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Creighton ANC Nursing students from Hastings campus, 2018
  • Top 25 Nurse of the Year, March of Dimes, Nebraska and Iowa, 2014
  • Induction, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Iota Tau chapter, 2003
  • Induction, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Phi Pi chapter, 2017
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Creighton ANC Nursing students from Hastings campus, 2019