Whitney Van De Graaff, MSN, RN, CPN
Whitney Van De Graaff, MSN, RN, CPN

Whitney Van De Graaff, MSN, RN, CPN

College of Nursing, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments


  • Nursing - Bachelors


  • Instructor

Teaching Activity

  • NUR 226 - Health Assessment Across the Lifespan - Spring, Summer 2018
  • NUR 331 - Nursing Pharmacology - Course Leader
  • NUR 371/372 - Care Management and Outcomes Improvement - Co-Course Leader
  • NUR 375 - Safety and Quality III - Spring 2018
  • NUR 492 - Transition to a Values Based Profession - Summer 2018
  • NUR 498 - Care Management and Outcomes Improvement Capstone Practicum - Summer 2018


Whitney Van De Graaff has been employed as an instructor in the College of Nursing since January of 2018. Whitney has been a registered nurse since 2011 working in inpatient pediatric oncology, diabetes and medical surgical areas. She has also worked in adult oncology. She has been involved in several levels of leadership through hospital shared governance and as charge nurse on her unit before employment with Creighton University. Teaching and future research interests include anxiety and depression in pedatric patients with chronic illnesses as well as benefits of a student led mentorship program within the College of Nursing.

Publications and Presentations


  • Ratekin, R., Rhoades, K., & Van De Graaff, W. (Producer). (2016). Anxiety and depression in pediatric patients with chronic illness [Video webinar]. Retrieved from https://my.methodistcollege.edu/ICS/Academics/PD/OLN014/PD-OLN014-1/, 2016

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Anxiety and Depression in Pediatrics with Chronic Illnesses
    General Pediatrics

Awards and Honors

  • Positive Image in Nursing Award, Nebraska Nurses Association, 2014