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Hilary Applequist

Associate Professor

Education
BS in Biology from North Park University
BSN from Rush University College of Nursing
MSN from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University
DNP from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University

General Background
Hilary is a board certified Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Nurse Practitioner in Nebraska and Ohio. Hilary has experience in critical care, organ donation and transplantation, and palliative care. In addition to teaching, she works part time as a nurse practitioner with an inpatient palliative care consult team at a hospital in Omaha, NE.

Notable Publications/Presentations 

  • Applequist, H., Kniewel, M., Eymann, K., & Kyle, E. (2021). Evidence-Based Education in the Classroom: Examples From Clinical Disciplines (J. C. Friberg, C. F. Visconti, & S. M. Ginsberg (eds.)). Slack Books.
  • Krohn, D. & Applequist, H. (2019). A need for nurses. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from: https://sigma.nursingrepository.org/handle/10755/17513
  • Sorrell, M. & Applequist, H. (2019). Increasing readiness to complete an advance directive in the community. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from: http://hdl.handle.net/10755/17254
  • Nguyen, Y. & Applequist, H. (2019). Assessment of nursing knowledge in palliative care. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from: http://hdl.handle.net/10755/17286
  •  Applequist, H. (2018). Bowel obstruction. In J. Fitzpatrick, C. Alfes, & R. Hickman (Eds.), A guide to mastery in clinical nursing: the comprehensive reference (pp. 594-595). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC.
  • Applequist, H., Daly, B. J., Koniaris, C., & Musil, C. M. (2017). An Assessment of the Use, Perceived Benefits, and Outcomes of Ketamine in Sickle Cell Vaso-Occlusive Crisis in the United States. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 19(1), 75–81. https://doi.org/10.1097/NJH.0000000000000311
  • Applequist, H., & Daly, B. J. (2015). Palliation: A Concept Analysis. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 29(4), 297–305. https://doi.org/10.1891/1541-6577.29.4.297
  •  Applequist, H. and Giedt, E. (2006). Organ Donation: Autonomy and Beneficence: The Case of Mr. P, JONA Healthcare, Law, Ethics and Regulation Journal, 8 (2), 37-
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Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Boards 
  • Nebraska Methodist College Faculty Senate President May 2021-present.
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Tau Tau Chapter (2003-present)-serve as chapter Counselor/Governance committee co-chair (2019-present).
  • Serve on the Board of Benevolence for the Evangelical Covenant Church of America from 2018-present and as chairperson of the Executive Committee since 2020.
  • Served on the Board of Nominations for the Evangelical Covenant Church of America from 6/09-6/14 and as chairperson for the last two years of her term.
  • Member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) (2008-present). Served as Secretary, Northcoast Chapter of HPNA from 2011-2014.
  • Member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2013-present).
  • Member of the Nebraska Nurse Practitioners (2017-present).
  • Member of the American Nurses Association.