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Kari Wade


EdD - College of Saint Mary, Michigan State University
MSN - Nebraska Wesleyan University
BSN - Creighton University
ASN - Northeast Community College
CNE - Certified Nurse Educator

Notable Presentations

Hoskins, C. & Wade, K. (2022, May). Micro-Learning: Implications for On-Demand Formats
[Virtua poster presentation]. Nebraska Methodist Health System Research Day, Omaha, NE.
Vatwani, A. & Wade, K. (2022, May). Promoting Cultural Competence in Doctor of Physical Therapy Students [Virtual presentation]. Nebraska Methodist Health System Research Day, Omaha, NE.
Singh, A., Wade, K., & Florence, C. (2022, May). RideShare: A Solution to the Patient Transportation Conundrum [Virtual poster presentation]. Nebraska Methodist Health System Research Day, Omaha, NE.
Harris, J. & Wade, K. (2021, May). Fostering Empathy in Nursing Students for Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Substance Use Disorder [Virtual poster presentation]. Nebraska Methodist Health System Research Day, Omaha, NE.
Omar, M.S. & Wade, K. (2021, March). Determining the Impact of Using a Social Determinants of Health Screening Tool in a Managed Care Population to Identify Unmet Needs [Virtual poster presentation]. Midwest Nursing Research Society, Des Moines, IA.
Irfan, A. & Wade, K. (2020, November). Equitable Innovation in Higher Education: Prospective URM Doctoral Students’ Needs. National Science Policy Network 2020 Science Policy Symposium [Virtual presentation]. Oakland, CA.
Wade, K. (2018). Being an Advocate in the Voting Booth! Registered Nurse: Registered Voter! Presented at the Nebraska Nurse Legislature Day, Nebraska Nurses Association, Lincoln, NE.
Wade, K. (2018). Starting Your Leadership Journey. Podium presentation at 2018 NNA/NNP Joint Convention: Nebraska Nurses: Charting the Future, Lavista, NE.
Wade, K. (2015). Caring for Infants with Milk Soy Protein Intolerance: Challenges with Hypoallergenic Formulas and Reimbursement. Podium presentation at the Midwest Nursing Research Society National Conference, March 2016, Milwaukee, WI.

Professional Service

2022, Present, Vice President - Midwest Multistate Division, Nursing
2020-2022, President - Nebraska Nurses Association
2020 - Present, President - Nebraska Nurses Association
2019 - 2020, President-elect - Nebraska Nurses Association
2017 - Present, Member - Nebraska Methodist Health System Research and Evidence Based Practice Council
2016 - Present, Member/ Board Member (2016-2020), Nebraska Nurses Association Political Action Committee
2015 - 2017, Member - Nebraska Nurses Association Legislative, Advocacy, and Representation Committee (LARC)
2014 - 2020, Board Member - Nebraska Methodist College Graduate Nurse Advisory Board
2013 - 2014, Chair - Midwest Nursing Research Society, Pediatric Research Section
2010 - 2012, Board Member - Counselor, Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Pi at Large Chapter
Professional Recognition

2021 Distinguished Service Award - Nebraska Nurses Association

2019 Nebraska Nurse of the Year - Academics, March of Dimes

2018 Ruth Berggren Elliott Master Teacher Award, Nebraska Methodist College, Omaha, NE

2016 Inductee, Academy of Honor, Madison High School, Madison, NE

2015 Northeast Community College Alumni Hall of Success Inductee

2012 Honoring Nurse Leaders: 40 Under 40 Award Recipient

2012 Outstanding Dissertation of the Year - College of Saint Mary

2012 Midwest Nursing Research Society - Pediatric Dissertation of the Year (nominee)

2011 Sigma Theta Tau International Research Award - Gamma Pi At-Large Chapter