Misty M. Schwartz, PhD, RN
Misty M. Schwartz, PhD, RN

Misty M. Schwartz, PhD, RN

Adjunct Assistant Professor
College of Nursing

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Nursing - Doctorate

Position

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • College of Nursing

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Schwartz, Misty M Parental perceptions of body mass index notification: A qualitative study, Journal of School Health, 85(10), 714-721, 2015
  • Abbott, A. A., Schwartz, M. M., Hercinger, M., Miller, C., Foyt, M. E. Predictors of Success on National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses for Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Graduates, Nurse Educator, 33, 5-6, 2008

Presentations

  • Schwartz, M., & Synowiecki, B. (May 3rd, 2018). The Effects of Infant Feeding Techniques 
                and Nutrient Intakes on Formula-fed Infants Final Analysis. Presented at the 29thAnnual 
    Sigma Theta Tau/Iota Tau Research Day, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2018
  • Schwartz, M., & Synowiecki, B. (February 23rd, 2018). The Effects of Infant Feeding Techniques 
                and Nutrient Intakes on Formula-fed Infants Final Analysis. Presented at Faculty 
                Research Forum. Creighton University College of Nursing, Omaha, Nebraska. , 2018
  • Schwartz, M., & Synowiecki, B. (March 17th, 2017). The Effects of Infant Feeding Techniques 
                and Nutrient Intakes on Formula-fed Infants. Presented at Faculty 
                Research Forum. Creighton University College of Nursing, Omaha, Nebraska. , 2017
  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., & Lappe, J. (May 5th, 2016). The Association Between Milk Intake 
                and 25(OH)D in Adolescent Girls. Podium presentation at the 27th Annual Sigma Theta 
                Tau/Iota Tau Research Day, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. , 2016
  • Laughlin, A., Schwartz, M., Lappe, J., Hanson, C., Lyden, E., & Pfeiffer, H. (May 5th, 2016). Diet
                Quality of Adolescent Girls in Relation to Breast Cancer Risk. Poster presented at 
                the 27th Annual Sigma Theta Tau/Iota Tau Research Day, Creighton University, Omaha, 
                Nebraska, 2016
  • Gardner, M. & Schwartz, M. (March 4th, 2016). The Effects of the Balanced Body Band Program 
                on Successful Habit Formation: A Pilot Program. 19thAnnual Practical Pediatrics: 2016 
                Update Conference. Poster presented at Creighton University Health Sciences 
                Continuing Education, Omaha, Nebraska, 2016
  • Havens, L. & Schwartz, M. (March 4th, 2016). Identification of Parents’ Perceptions of Antibiotic
                Use for Individualized Community Education. 19thAnnual Practical Pediatrics: 2016 
                Update Conference. Poster presented at Creighton University Health Sciences 
                Continuing Education, Omaha, Nebraska. , 2016
  • Schwartz, M. (February 25th, 2016). Alex Chan and His Balanced Body Band School Program. 
                Poster presented at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Preventing Childhood 
                Obesity Symposium, Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, 2016
  • Schwartz, M. & Synowiecki, B. (January 25th, 2016). The Effects of Infant Feeding Techniques 
                and Nutrient Intakes on Formula-fed Infants Presented at the Osteoporosis Research 
                Center Data Meeting. Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2016
  • Hanson, C., Lyden, E., Schwartz, M., Pfeiffer, H., Laughlin, A., & Lappe, J. (October 2015). Diet Quality of Adolescent Girls in Relation to Breast Cancer Risk. Poster presented at the 5thInternational Breast Cancer Prevention Symposium: Epigenome, Environment & Prevention Tools. LeGosier, Guadeloupe, French West Indies, 2015
  • chwartz, M., Laughlin, A., & Lappe, J. (June 2015).  The Association Between Milk Intake and   Serum Vitamin D Levels in Adolescent Girls. Poster presented at 9thInternational Symposium in Nutritional Aspects in Osteoporosis, Montreal, Canada. , 2015
  • Schwartz, M. & Lappe, J. (May 16th, 2014). The Association between Dairy Food 
                Intake and Serum Lipid Levels in Adolescent Females. Presentation at Osteoporosis
    Research Center Data Meeting. Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha,
    Nebraska, 2014
  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., & Lappe, J. (May, 2014). The Association between Dairy Food 
                Intake and Serum Lipid Levels in Adolescent Females. Podium/Paper presented at 
                25thAnnual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Omaha, Nebraska, 2014
  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., & Lappe, J. (May 2014). The Association between Dairy Food 
                Intake and Serum Lipid Levels in Adolescent Females. Podium/Paper presented at 
                25thAnnual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Omaha, Nebraska, 2014
  • Lem, A. & Schwartz, M. (April 2014). “African American Heart Failure Patients’ Perspective
                on Palliative Care in the Outpatient Setting.” Poster presented at 21st National 
                Evidence-Based Practice Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa., 2014
  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., & Lappe, J. (March 2014). The Association between Dairy Food 
                Intake and Serum Lipid Levels in Adolescent Females. Podium/Paper presented at 
                38thAnnual Midwest Nursing Research Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. , 2014
  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Connelly, S., Pothoff, M., Synowiecki, B., & Yager, A. (February 2014). Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Children: Applying Ignatian Values in Schools. Poster presented at All Things Ignatian Event Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2014
  •  
    Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Begley, M., Danis, L., & Lappe, J. (March 2013). Infant feeding 
                practices and effects on adolescent growth.Poster presented at St. Albert’s
                Day/University Research Day. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2013
  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Begley, M., Danis, L., & Lappe, J. (March 2013). Infant feeding 
                practices and effects on adolescent growth.Poster presented at Midwest 
                Nursing Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 2013
  • Laughlin, A., Pothoff, M., Synowiecki, B., Schwartz, M., & Yager, A. (March 2013). 
                Partnering with Schools: A Healthy Living Project. Paper presented at Midwest 
                Nursing Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 2013
  • Schwartz, Misty & Begley, M. (May 2012). Accuracy of Parent-Reported and Measured 
                Height, Weight, and Body Mass Index in Adolescent Girls and Implications for the Future. Paper presented at the 23rdAnnual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Omaha,
    Nebraska. , 2012
  •  
    Schwartz, M. & Synowiecki, B. (March 2012). Parental Perceptions of Body Mass Index Referrals for Overweight School Aged Children: Implications for Pediatric Providers. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner’s 33rdAnnual Conference on Pediatric Health Care, San Antonio, Texas. , 2012
  • Schwartz, M. (January 2012).Parental Perceptions of Body Mass Index Referrals and Overweight School-Age Children: Planting the Seeds of Health. Paper presented at the Osteoporosis Research Center Data Meeting. Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2012
  • Schwartz, M. Parental Perceptions of Body Mass Index Referrals and Overweight School-Age Children: Planting the Seeds of Health. Poster Presentation (Invited). UNO/UNL Phi Delta Kappa Dissertation Meeting. University of Omaha Campus, Omaha, Nebraska., 2011
  • Schwartz, M. (November 2011). Parental Perceptions of Body Mass Index Referrals and Overweight School-Age Children: Planting the Seeds of Health. Poster Presentation (Invited). UNO/UNL Phi Delta Kappa Dissertation Meeting. University of Omaha Campus, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011
  • Laughlin, A., Pothoff, M., Synowiecki, B., Schwartz, M., Yager, A. (July 2011).  Partnering With Schools:  A Healthy Living Project. Paper presented at the International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau, Cancun, Mexico., 2011
  • ''Heart Health" presented to kindergarteners at Mary Our Queen Church and School, 2011
  • ''Keeping our Kids Healthy" presented to 'Trim Kids' support group at the Red Oak, Iowa, YMCA, 2011
  • Schwartz, M. (October 2010). Parental Perceptions of Body Mass Index Referrals and Overweight School-Age Children: Planting the Seeds of Health. Round Table Discussion at the 84th Annual American School Health Association Conference: Healthy Students…Successful Learners, Kansas City, MO., 2010
  • Laughlin, A., Potthoff, M., Schwartz, M., Synowiecki, B. & Yager, A. (October 2010) Partnering with schools-a healthy living project.Paper presented at the 84thAnnual American School Health Association Conference: Healthy Students…Successful Learners. Kansas City, MO., 2010
  • Schwartz, M. (October 2010). Partnering with schools: combining service-learning and research. Paper presented at the 24th Annual Women in Educational Leadership Conference: Research + Networks=A Source of Leadership, Lincoln, NE., 2010
  • "Healthy Eating/Healthy Exercise for Preschoolers" presented at King of Kings Preschool, 2010
  • "What it means to be a Nurse" presented at King of Kings Preschool, 2010
  • "Healthy Eating/Healthy Exercise for Preschoolers," King of Kings Preschool, 2010
  • "What it means to be Nurse," King of Kings Preschool, 2010
  • Schwartz, M. (June- July 2010). Perceptions of Parents Regarding Body Mass Index and Overweight in School-Age Children: Planting the Seeds of Health.Poster session presented at the National Association of School Nursing 42nd Annual Conference: Vision, Voice, Visibility: Charting the Course for a Healthy Future, Chicago, IL, 2010
  • Schwartz, M. (May 2010). Parental Perceptions of Body Mass Index and Overweight School-Age Children: Planting the Seeds of Health.Paper presented at the 21st Annual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Omaha, Nebraska, 2010
  • "Heart Health," Mary Our Queen Kindergarten presentation, 2010
  • “Keeping our Kids Healthy: A presentation to ‘Trim Kids’ support group,” YMCA, Red Oak, Iowa (April, 2011), 2010
  • "Keeping Our Kids Healthy: A Presentation to 'Trim Kids' support group," YMCA, Red Oak, Iowa, 2010
  • “Heart Health,” Mary Our Queen Kindergarten presentation (Spring, 2011), 2010
  • Schwartz, M. Perceptions of Parents Regarding Body Mass Index and Overweight in School-Age Children. Presentation of dissertation findings. Student Research Conference, College of Education & Human Sciences. Lincoln, Nebraska., 2009
  • Schwartz, M. (November 2009). Perceptions of Parents Regarding Body Mass Index and Overweight in School-Age Children: Planting the Seeds of Health.Paper presented at the Annual CESH Student Research Conference, College of Education & Human Sciences, Lincoln, Nebraska. , 2009
  • “Perceptions of Parents Regarding Body Mass Index and Overweight in School-Age Children: Planting the Seeds of Health” Women in Educational Leadership Conference. Lincoln, Nebraska., 2009
  • Schwartz, M.(October 2009). Perceptions of Parents Regarding Body Mass Index and Overweight in School-Age Children: Planting the Seeds of Health.Paper presented at the 23rdAnnual Women in Educational Leadership Conference, Lincoln, NE, 2009
  • “Planting the Seeds of Health: Parental Perceptions of Body Mass Index (BMI) Notification. 20th Annual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska., 2009
  • Partnering with Schools: Combining Service-Learning and Research. (Co-Presenter). 20th Annual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska., 2009
  • Schwartz, M. (May 2009). Planting the Seeds of Health: Parental Perceptions of Body Mass 
                Index (BMI) Notification.Paper presented at the 20thAnnual Sigma Theta Tau 
                Research Day, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska., 2009
  • Laughlin, A., Schwartz, M., Potthoff, M., Synowiecki, B. & Yager, A. (May 2009). Partnering 
    with Schools: Combining Service-Learning and Research.  Paper presented at the 20thAnnual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2009
  • Schwartz, M. (November 2008). Perceptions of Parents Regarding Body Mass Index and 
                Overweight in School-Age Children (Presentation of emerging findings.)Paper
    presented at the Student Research Conference, College of Education & Human 
    Sciences, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2008
  • Schwartz, M. (October 2008). Food for thought? Let’s try something else: An educator’s 
                role in the prevention of childhood obesity.Paper presented at the Women in 
                Educational Leadership Conference. Lincoln, Nebraska, 2008
  • Boardman, K., Furlong, E., Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A. (October 2008). Web site 
                development to meet school health needs. Presented at the Mosby Faculty 
                Development Institute, San Francisco, California. , 2008
  • Laughlin, A., Schwartz, M., Potthoff, M., Synowiecki, B. & Yager, A. (October 2008). 
    Partnering With Schools- Combining Service Learning and Research. Paper presented at the 35thAnnual Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG) Conference, Kansas City, Missouri. , 2008
  • Schwartz, M. (October 2007). Perceptions of Parents Regarding Body Mass Index and 
                Overweight in School-Age Children. Paper presented at the 21st annual Women in 
                Educational Leadership Conference. Lincoln, Nebraska. , 2007
  • Schwartz, M. & Abbott, A. (October 2006). Storytelling and Alternative Teaching Techniques.                   Presented at the 20thAnnual Women in Educational Leadership Conference. Lincoln,            Nebraska. , 2006
  • Schwartz, M. & Abbott, A. (May 2005). Storytelling: A Clinical Application for Undergraduate 
                Nursing Students. Paper presented at the 16thAnnual Research Day, Sigma Theta 
                Tau, Iota Tau Chapter, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2005
  • Schwartz, M. & Abbott, A. (November 2003). Storytelling: A Clinical Application to Undergraduate Nursing Students. Presented at the 30thAnnual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development. Continuing Competence: Where Education and Practice Meet. Kansas City, Missouri. , 2003
  • Schwartz, M., Abbott, A. & Hercinger, M. (May 2003). A Curriculum Comparison of HESI and State Boards.Paper presented at the 14thAnnual Research Day, Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Tau Chapter, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2003
  • Schwartz, M. (April 2001). Clinical Validation of Fatigue in Individuals with CHF. Paper presented at Research Day, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, Nebraska., 2001
  • Schwartz, M. (April 2001). Clinical Validation of Fatigue in Individuals with CHF. Paper presented at Research Day, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, Nebraska., 2001
  • Schwartz, M. (April 2001). Physical Activity Deficit: A proposed Nursing Diagnosis. Paper presented at Research Day, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, Nebraska, 2001
  • Schwartz, M. (April 2000). Clinical Validation of Fatigue in Individuals with CHF. Presented at the International Conference of North American Nursing Diagnosis Association. Orlando, Florida. , 2000
  • Schwartz, M. (April 2000). Physical Activity Deficit: A proposed Nursing Diagnosis. 
                Presented at   the International Conference of North American Nursing Diagnosis 
                Association. Orlando, Florida, 2000
  • “Generation X-ers: Harnessing the Power,” 5thAnnual Faculty Conference, Nebraska Assembly of Deans and Directors, Invited Panelist (October, 1999) , 1999
  • “Implementation of Congestive Heart Failure Outpatient Clinic,” Bluefield Regional Medical Center, December (1998), 1998

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • ·       Adolescent Girls and Lipid Levels
    ·       Infant Nutrition & Effect on Growth
    ·       Childhood & Adolescent Obesity Prevention
    ·       Health Disparity Prevention 
    ·       Clinical Education
    o  Storytelling
    o  Pre-NCLEX and State Boards Success in Accelerated Undergraduate Students
    ·       Process Improvement
    ·       Qualitative Research 

Current Research Projects

  • Health Promotion across the lifespan.
    Adolescent Girls - Vitamin D & Lipids Infant Nutrition Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Prevention Health Disparity Prevention

Grant Funding Received

  • Balanced Body Band School Program. Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Preventing Childhood Obesity Community Grant
  • Winifred Ellenchild Pinch Research Grant, Iota Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
  • Balanced Body Band School Program v. 2. Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Preventing Childhood Obesity Community Grant
  • Effects of Feeding Techniques & Nutrient Intakes on Formula-Fed Infants. Sponsor: Health Futures Fund
  • The association between Dairy Food Intake and Serum Lipid and Vitamin D Levels in Adolescent Females. Sponsor: The Presidents Faculty Research Fund
  • The Efficacy of Optimal Levels of Dietary Dairy on Modulation of Adolescent Weight. Sponsor: NIH,
  • Clinical Trial of Vitamin D3 to Reduce Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women. Sponsor: NCI,
  • “Creighton University School of Nursing and Alegent School Health Partnership” Sponsor: Alegent Health Community Trust Grant
  • Implementation of a School Health Report Card in Low Socioeconomic Schools to Improve Follow up with School Health Screening
  • Evaluating High-Value Innovations from Low-Resource Communities
  • August 2012 – 2014. Survey Research Project - Infant feeding and effects on adolescent growth.
  • January 2012 – Secondary Analysis of Data - Accuracy of Parent-Reported and Measured Height, Weight and Body Mass Index in Adolescent Girls and Implications for the Future
  • August 2011 – July 2013. Quality Improvement Project – Process Improvement Qualitative Study Project – CUSON/CUMC Team
  • December 2011 – Dreyfus Grant Application Team Member, KC Pullen (PI).
  • May 2008 – June 2010 – Partnering with Schools - Combining Service-learning and Research: A pilot study
  • December 2009 – Perceptions of Parents Regarding Body Mass Index and Overweight in School- Age Children. Doctoral Dissertation Research at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln
  • 2001 – 2003 – Helene Fuld Grant Team Member: Cross-training acute care faculty to the community setting
  • 1999 – Physical Activity Deficit: A proposed nursing diagnoses.
  • 1999 – Tool development: Damewood Clinical Validation Tool for the Nursing Diagnosis of Fatigue.
  • 1998 – Clinical Validation of Fatigue in Individuals with Congestive Heart Failure.

Awards and Honors

  • Editor’s Pick for Featured Article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2017
  • Health Disparities Research Training Award Program (HDRTP), Dr. Joan Lappe, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., 2014
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Health Promotion, Dr. Joan Lappe, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., 2011
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, Outstanding merit and scholarship, University of Lincoln, College of Education and , 2010
  • Winifred Ellenchild Pinch Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau , 2008
  • Creighton University Nursing Faculty of the Year, School of Nursing students, 2003
  • Dean’s Award: Faculty of the Year, Dean of School of Nursing, 2003
  • Who’s Who among Students in American Universities & Colleges, Radford University, School of Nursing , 1998
  • Award for Commitment to Quality Improvement, Chief Executive Officer of Henry County Health Center, 1994
  • Chief Executive Officer’s Customer Relations Task Force Award, Chief Executive Officer of Henry County Health Center , 1993
  • Outstanding Commitment to the Pursuit of BSN, 1992
  • Superior Scholastic Achievement Award, 1992
  • Award of Professional Competence, 1992
  • Dean’s List, Creighton University , 1988