Kathy Elertson

Associate Professor
College of Nursing

elertsok@uwosh.edu

Education

  • - Certificate Nursing, University of Massachusetts, 2015
  • - DNP Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2012
  • - MS Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2007
  • - BS Nursing, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, 1990

 

Certification(s)

  • - Family Nurse Practitioner, ANCC, 2016-2021
  • - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, PNCB, 2008-2021
  • - Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber, State of Wisconsin, 2008-2020
  • - Registered Nurse, State of Wisconsin. 1990-2020

 

Expertise

  • - Pediatric
  • - FNP
  • - Women’s health

 

Publication(s)

  • - Elertson, K. M. & Schmitt, C.A., (2019). Ask them all: Self-report universal prenatal substance use screening, Journal of Substance Use, 24(5), 520-523. https://doi.org/10.1080/14659891.2019.1614233
  • - Liesch, S. & Elertson, K. M. (2018). Drawing as a communication modality in clinic. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2018.10.002.
  • - Liesch, S. & Elertson, K. M., (2018) Abstract: The Face of Diabetes 2017 Pilot Study, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 40, 92-98.
  • - McNiel, P. & Elertson, K. M. (2018). Advocacy and awareness: Integrating LGBTQ health into pre-licensure curriculum, Journal of Nursing Education, 57(5), 312-314. http://dx.doi.org.www.remote.uwosh.edu/10.3928/01484834-20180420-12.
  • - Elertson, K.M. (2017). Improving completion of the initial comprehensive health assessments for children entering foster care. Child and Youth Services Review, 81, 124-128 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.08.006.
  • - McNiel, P. & Elertson, K. M. (2017). Reality check: Preparing nursing students to respond to Ebola and other infectious diseases. Nursing Education Perspectives, 38(1), 42-43. doi: 10.1097/01.
  • - Elertson, K., Liesch, S., Babler, E. (2016). The face of diabetes: Insights into youths’ experiences as expressed through drawing. Journal of Patient Experience. 3(2), 34-38. doi: 10.1177/2374373516654771.
  • - Lancaster, R. S., Anderson, P., Jambunathan, J. Elertson, K., Schmitt, C. (2015). Simulation STEPS ahead. Nursing Education Perspectives, 36(6), 406-407. doi: 10.5480/15-1661.

 

Presentation(s)
Local:

  • - Elertson, K. M. & Schmitt, C. A. (2018, April). Ask them all: Self-report universal prenatal substance use screening, Eta Pi UW Oshkosh Spring Scholarship Night, Oshkosh, WI [Requested poster presentation]
  • - Liesch, S. & Elertson, K.M., (2018, Nov.). The Face of Diabetes, findings from a drawing pilot study. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Annual Pediatric Nurses Conference, Milwaukee, WI. [Requested poster presentation]
  • - Elertson, K. M. (2016). SUPS-Q novel screening for prenatal substance use. Sigma Theta Tau International Eta Pi Chapter Fall Scholarship Night, Oshkosh, WI [Invited to present]
  • - Elertson, K. M. (2018). Opioid Effects on Maternal Newborn Outcomes, Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, Fox Valley presentation, Aurora Medical Center, Oshkosh, WI [Requested poster presentation].

State:

  • - Elertson, K. M. (2018). Filling the Gap: What Families Need, What Providers Need: Moving toward comprehensive care for women and infants affected by opioids. Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care Annual Conference, Elkhart Lake, WI [Invited to present]
  • - Elertson, K. M. (2017). Filling the Gap: What Families Need, What Providers Need: Moving toward comprehensive care for women and infants affected by opioids. Wisconsin Association 2017 [Invited to present].
  • - Elertson, K. M (2016). Engaging, caring, and sharing: Opportunities to promote and support resilience among infants and families impacted by substance use disorders. Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care Annual Conference, Elkhart Lake, WI [Invited to present].
  • - Elertson, K. M (2015, Oct.). Reap what you sow: Experience, resiliency, and substance use disorders. Webinar presentation, Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, UW Oshkosh campus [Invited to present].
  • - Elertson, K. M (2015). “Bridging the Gap: Care, Collaboration, and Assessment of the Family Impacted by Substance Abuse”, Wisconsin Association of Perinatal Care Annual Conference, Appleton, WI [Invited to present]
  • - Elertson, K. M., (2014). Social and Physical Determinants of Maternal Child Health, Wisconsin League of Nurses Fall Conference, Pewaukee, WI [Invited to present].

Regional:

  • - Elertson, K. M. (2016). The Face of Diabetes, the Child’s Perspective, Pediatric Research Interest Group, MNRS Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI [Invited to submit and accepted for podium presentation].
  • - Elertson, K.M. ‘A Quality Improvement Pilot to Promote Completion of the Initial Comprehensive Health Assessment for Children Entering Out-of-Home Care”, MNRS Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN [Abstract accepted for podium presentation].
  • - Elertson K. M “Bridging the Gap: Care, Collaboration, and Assessment of the Family Impacted by Substance Abuse” (2015), Centerstone Counseling Community Training, Murfreesboro, TN. [Invited to present].

National:

  • - Liesch, S. & Elertson, K. M. (2018, June)., The Face of Diabetes 2017 Pilot Study. American Holistic Nurses Association National Conference, Niagara Falls, New York [Accepted for podium presentation].
  • - Liesch, S. & Elertson, K. M. (2018, May), The Face of Diabetes, findings from a drawing pilot study, Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS) Annual conference, Bonita Springs, Florida. [Accepted for poster presentation]
  • - Elertson, K.M. & Schmitt, C. A. (2017, March) Ask them all: Self-report universal prenatal substance use screening, American Nurses Association, Quality and Innovation Conference, Orlando, Florida. [Accepted for poster presentation]

International:

  • - Elertson, K.M. & Schmitt, C. A. (2019, June). Ask them all: Self-report universal prenatal substance use screening, 11th Annual In-Women Conference, San Antonio, TX. [Accepted for poster presentation]

 

Award(s) and Honor(s)

  • - 2018 CON Professorial Excellence Award
  • - 2018 Promotion: Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • - 2017 Outstanding Department, Lavender Graduation, honoree
  • - 2015-2016 Sigma Theta Tau International Eta Pi Chapter Research Award
  • - 2015 Edward M. Penson Faculty Award

 

Grant(s)

  • - 2018 Ascension Healthcare Palliative Care Study Grant, Funding Awarded
  • - 2018 Conrad Hilton Foundation Award Track F-Adolescent SBIRT Academic- Community Partnership Implementation Program, Funding awarded
  • - 2016 Sigma Theta Tau Eta Pi Research Grant- Prenatal Screening, Funding awarded
  • - 2016 Faculty Development Grant- Graduate Multicultural Travel, Not funded
  • - 2016 Nurse Foundation of Wisconsin- Prenatal Screening, Not funded
  • - 2015 Faculty Development Grant- Graduate Travel Clinical, Not funded