Rhonda S. Coffman, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FNP-C
Rhonda S. Coffman, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FNP-C

Rhonda S. Coffman, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FNP-C

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing, Omaha Campus

Expertise/Specializations

  • Adult Acute Care NP
  • Family NP

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Nursing - Doctorate

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program

Biography

Dr. Rhonda Coffman is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program.  Her current research interests are teaching strategies and quality improvement in the acute care setting focusing on length of stay and readmissions.  Prior to this position, she worked in hospital medicine as a nurse practitioner implementing evidence-based practice into the care of her patients,  She precepted several nurse practitioner students in her work with hospital medicine and has a passion for teaching.  She is an editor-in-cheif for StatPearls to develop review questions that assist students to obtain board certification in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care.

Publications and Presentations

General

  • Coffman, R. NP- Adult Acute Gerontology, Stat Pearls, 2016

Presentations

  • Thornton, M., & Coffman, R. (April 2019).  Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Heart Failure Patients:  A Quality Improvement ProjectUniversity of Iowa 26th National Evidence-Based Practice Conference.  Iowa City, IA.
     , 2019
  • Boedeker-Jenkins, K., Coffman, R., & Brockman, T. (March 2019).  Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia in Non-ventilated (NV-HAP) Postoperative Patients.  Midwest Nursing Research Society 43rd Annual Research Conference.  Kansas City, MO, 2019
  • Coffman, R. (March 2019).  Education and Utilization of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners in the United States Healthcare System.  Qiaoxi Qu, Shijiazhuang Shi, Hebei Sheng, China
     , 2019
  • Coffman, R. (March 2019).  Evidenced-Based Evaluation and Management of Low Back Pain. The Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University Medical Conference, Qiaoxi Qu,   Shijiazhuang Shi, Hebei Sheng, China, 2019
  • Coffman, R., Iverson, L., Potthoff, M., Connelly, S. & Potthoff, M. (September 2018) Preparing Nurse Practitioner Students to Deliver Bad News.  Doctors of Nursing Practice 11th National Conference, Palm Springs, CA (Coffman and Iverson presenters), 2018
  • Coffman, R. & Homard, C.  (August 2018).  Pilot Projects.  UnityPoint Evidence-Based Practice Regional Symposium, Des Moines, IA
     , 2018
  • Coffman, R., Iverson, L., & Hoie, E.  (May 2018). Interprofessional Education with Nurse Practitioner and Pharmacy students in an Online Environment.  Sigma Theta Tau Research Day.  Omaha, NE (Coffman and Iverson presenters), 2018
  • Coffman, R., Iverson, L., Potthoff, M., Connelly, S. & Potthoff, M. (May 2018).  Preparing Nurse Practitioner Students to Deliver Bad News.  Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Tau Chapter Annual Research Day. Omaha, NE (Coffman and Iverson presenters)
     , 2018
  • Iverson, L., Coffman, R., Connelly, S. & Potthoff, M. (2018) Preparing Nurse Practitioner Students to Deliver Bad News. Presented at the Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment Development Grant Series Luncheon. Omaha, NE (Iverson and Coffman presenters) , 2018
  • Coffman, R., Iverson, L., & Hoie, E.  (November 2017). Interprofessional Education with Nurse Practitioner and Pharmacy students in an Online Environment.  Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society Pharmacology Conference.  Des Moines, IA (Coffman and Iverson presenters), 2017
  • Coffman, R., Iverson, L., Potthoff, M., Connelly, S. & Potthoff, M. (November 2017).  Preparing Nurse Practitioner Students to Deliver Bad News.  AEA University Symposium.  Omaha, NE
     , 2017

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Teaching strategies
    Acute Care - Readmissions, LOS, Quality Improvement

Awards and Honors

  • Daisy Award Nominee, 2019
  • Teaching Excellence Award, The Graduate Nursing Class May 2019, 2019
  • Iowa Nurse Practitioner Pharmacology Conference: Best Poster Award, Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society, 2017
  • Academic Excellence, Creighton University, 2013
  • Sigma Theta Tau, 2012