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Kiley Petersmith

Childhood Lead Program Director Director of Diversity and Community Engagement

BSN, Nebraska Methodist College
MSN-Nursing Education, Nebraska Methodist College

General Background
Kiley began her nursing career as a RN at Children's Emergency/Trauma Department. She spent 6 years in this department where she also served as a lead preceptor and developed leadership skills as a charge nurse. In 2015, she transitioned to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit as the Clinical Resource Nurse Educator. Kiley served as adjust at Nebraska Methodist College teaching Health Assessment Across the Lifespan before taking an assistant professor position teaching NRS450 Critical Care nursing. Kiley enjoys teaching adult and pediatric emergency, trauma, and critical care nursing. She also serves as a Pediatric Advanced Life Support instructor for Nebraska Methodist College.

Graduate Researcher and Presenter- Nebraska Methodist College 2016

  • Performed literature review utilizing research databases to examine the impact of nurse staffing based on patient acuity compared to unit census and its effect on patient outcomes 
  • Presented summary of evidence and results at the Methodist Research Conference

Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Boards
Kiley has received certifications in both pediatric emergency nursing (CPEN) and pediatric nursing (CPN) through PNCB. Kiley is also a member of the Emergency Nurses Association.