Meghan R. Potthoff, PhD, APRN-NP
Meghan R. Potthoff, PhD, APRN-NP

Meghan R. Potthoff, PhD, APRN-NP

Associate Professor
College of Nursing, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments


  • Nursing - Doctorate


  • Associate Professor

Publications and Presentations


  • Potthoff, Meghan Vaccines: Boon or Bane -- A Nurse's Outlook, Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century, 165-179, 2013


  • Brandon, K., Guck, T., Doll, J., McGaha, A., Potthoff, M., DeFreece, T., & White, M. . Foundation of a primary care academic collaborative affiliation: enabling and interfering factors, Journal of Interprofessional Education, 2020
  • Hastriter, A. & Potthoff, M. Development of an educational resource to increase nursing staff knowledge of adrenal insufficiency management in the neonatal intensive care unit., Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 26(1), 53-56, 2020
  • Coffman, R., Iverson, L, Potthoff, M., & Connelly, S. Preparing Nursing Practitioner Students to Deliver Bad News, Journal of Nursing Education, 2018


  • Weaver, M., Jenkins, R., Wichman, C., Robinson, J., Potthoff, M., Menicucci, T., & Vail, C. Sowing Across a State: Development and delivery of a grassroots pediatric palliative care curriculum, Journal of Palliative Care, 2019
  • Hanks, J., Ball, S., Potthoff, M., & Connelly, S. Integration of Telehealth in a Pediatric Simulation between Pre-licensure and Advanced Practice Nursing Students, Nursing Education Perspectives, 2019
  • Guck, T., Potthoff, M., Walters, R., Doll, J., DeFreece, T., & Green, M. Improved Outcomes Associated with Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in a Family Medicine Resident and Faculty Clinic, Annals of Family Medicine, 2019
  • Kuhn, E., Schalley, S., & Potthoff, M. The Arc of Generational Care: A Case Series Considering Grandparent Roles and Care Needs in Pediatric Palliative Care., Journal of Social Work in End of life and Palliative Care, 2019
  • Doll, J., Ryan-Haddad, A., & Maio, A. Measuring the impact of an online IPE course on team perceptions, Journal of Interprofessional Education, 2019
  • Maio, A., Potthoff, M. Epic Failure: lessons learned from interprofessional faculty development, Perspectives on Medical Education, 7(6), 408-411, 2018
  • Ball, S., Connelly, S., Hercinger, M., Hanks, J., Potthoff, M., & McCafferty, K Intraprofessional simulations impact on advanced practice and baccalaureate student self-efficacy, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 16, 33-39, 2018
  • Potthoff, M., & Connelly, S. Teaching about Zebras. Journal of Nursing Education, Journal of Nursing Education, 57(2), 2018
  • Laughlin, A., Connelly, S., Potthoff, M., Synowiecki, B., & Yager, A. Promoting healthy behaviors in children: applying Ignatian values in schools, Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 32(2), 283-298, 2013
  • Potthoff, M., Schwartz, M.; Synowiecki, B.; & Yager, A. Combining service learning and research: partnering with schools, Nurse Educator, 35(5), 188-191, 2010


  • Minton, M ). Go Wish Pediatrics: Pilot Study of a Conversation Tool in Pediatric Palliative Care, Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 31(4), 431-432, 2017


  • Doll, J., White, M., Brandon, K., DeFreece, T., Potthoff, M., & McGaha, A. (2017).  Innovating interprofessional collaboration in a primary care setting. Accepted for 90 minute workshop. NEXUS National Summit for IPE Future. Minneapolis, MN. August, 2017 (Contributed equally in preparation on the presentation, Doll & Brandon presenter), 2017

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Pediatrics
    Palliative Care
    Interprofessional Care

Current Research Projects

  • Palliative Care

Grant Funding Received

  • Potthoff, M. (PI); Co Investigators: Doll, J., McCafferty, K., Jensen, G., Lappe, J., DeFreece, T., & Walters, R. 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.
  • Hanks, J., Potthoff, M., & Connelly, S. Crafting Globally Aware Practitioners: The Lost Art of Empathy. Funded by Creighton University Global Health Initiative. Award Amount $30,000. July 1 2017-May 2019. [Co-Investigator] July 2017-May 2019.
  • Potthoff, M. (2020) Cambia Health Foundation Sojourn Scholar Leadership Program. Pediatric Palliative Care Conversation Toolkit for the Chronic Critically Ill.