Shelly Luger, DNP, RN
Shelly Luger, DNP, RN

Shelly Luger, DNP, RN

Assistant Professor
Board Membership, Graduate Board
College of Nursing, Omaha Campus


  • Leadership

Academic Appointments


  • Nursing - Doctorate


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Nursing Administration and Leadership Track Lead


Dr. Shelly Luger received a DNP in Organizational Leadership and a Certificate in Health Professions Education from The University of Kansas.  She is currently the Nursing  Administration and Leadership Track Lead at Creighton University. Dr. Luger has held several leadership positions in nursing and nursing education.  She participated in a health policy residency program supported by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency on Healthcare Research and Quality, and the United States Preventative Services Task Force.   She is an Evidence-Based Practice mentor and has orchestrated student cultural immersion and service-learning opportunities on the Rosebud Reservation.  Dr. Luger’s current project interests include developing leadership skills in nurses in transition.

Publications and Presentations


  • Luger, S. Putting prevention into practice, American Family Physcian, 86(10), 2012


  • Chabanuk, A.J. Management of Type II Diabetes: Implications for Home Health Care Clinicians., Home Healthcare Nurse, 27(2), 2009


  • Kahle, D. "siha-a-oh": Watch out foot: A Foot Care Manual with illustration on the Rosebud Reservation, N/A, 2012


  • Midwest Nursing Research Society: Evaluating Augmented Reality when Teaching Leadership Content to Undergraduate Nursing Students in an Online Teaching Environment, 2021
  • Luger, S. Koziol, D. Sheridan, R. Goodman, J. & Kamm, J. An innovative approach to teaching leadership skills: Making a leadership case study “come alive”.  Podium Creighton University College of Nursing Positive Pandemic Experiences presentation January 11, 2021
     , 2021
  • Flip or Flop 2.0 Strategies for Flipping yur F@F or Online Classroom , 2020
  • An Afternoon at the Scholarship Salon, 2020
  • Poster Presentation American Association of Nurse Executives 2019 Inspiring Leaders .  Poster Title Facilitating Leadership Skills in rural New Graduate Nurses , 2019
  • Podium Presentation at the State of the Art Nursing Conference Embrace the Future Nebraska Medicine, Omaha.  Presenting A new graduate nurse transition program to facilitate clinical leadership skills. , 2019

  • Sigma Region 15: A call for collaboration in scholarship, research and leadership 2018. Bridgeport Connecticut. Poster Presentation: "A new nurse transition program to facilitate clinical leadership skills".
     , 2018
  • Luger, S. Goodman, J., Sheridan, R. Koziol, D. & Kamm, J abstract submission (2020) for Ignite Presentation American Organization for Nurse Leaders. Using Augmented Reality when Teaching Leadership in Nursing

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Leadership, Rural Nursing, New graduate nurses, Nurses in Transition, Service Learning 

Current Research Projects

  • Teaching Leadership and Assessment of Leadership Competency 

Awards and Honors

  • Nurse Executive Advance Board Certified NE-A B.C., Association for Nurses Credentialing Center , 2020
  • leadership consultant, 2019