Jennifer A. Furze, PT, DPT
Jennifer A. Furze, PT, DPT

Jennifer A. Furze, PT, DPT

Associate Professor
Vice Chair, Boyne 158
Coordinator,
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Expertise/Specializations

  • Board Certified Pediatric Physical Therapy Specialist

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Physical Therapy

Position

  • Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Furze is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy at Creighton University. She is the coordinator of the Creighton University Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency program. She teaches in the pediatric area of a systems- based lifespan approach model of the curriculum. Her published educational research centers around clinical reasoning in entry-level and residency education, effective teaching, and interprofessional education. She was a recent recipient of the Stanford Award for the most influential publication in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education. She is a leader in a number of APTA components including the ABPTS Pediatric Specialty Council and the chair of the Academic and Clinical Education Special Interest Group of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Dr. Furze received her entry-level doctor of physical therapy degree from Creighton University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton. A more complete listing of scholarship, teaching, and research interests can be found on my Curriculum Vitae.
 

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Goulet, C., Furze, J. Neuromuscular systems: structures. functions, diagnoses, and evaluation., Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children, 296-346, 2012

Articles

  • Anderson DA, Furze JA, Moore JG. Moving toward excellence in pediatric physical therapy education: A scoping review. , Pediatric Physical Therapy, 31, 95-113., 2019
  • Huhn K, Black L, Christensen N, Furze J, Vendrely A, Wainwright S. Clinical reasoning: survey of teaching methods and assessment in entry-level physical therapist clinical education. , Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 32, 241-247., 2018
  • Furze JA, Greenfield BH, Barr JB, Gale JR, Geist K, Jensen GM. Clinical Narratives in Residency Education: Exploration of the Learning Process. , Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 15, 1-16., 2018
  • Christensen N, Black L, Furze J, Huhn K, Vendrely A, Wainwright S. Clinical Reasoning: Survey of Teaching Methods, Integration, and Assessment in Entry-Level Physical Therapist Academic Education. , Physical Therapy, 97(2), 175-186., 2017
  • Furze JA, Tichenor CJ, Fisher BE, Jensen G, Rapport MJ.  Physical therapy residency and fellowship education: reflections on the past, present, and future, Physical Therapy, 96(7), 949-959., 2016
  • Schreiber J, Moerchen V, Lundeen H, Furze J, Rapport MJ, Martin K, Pelletier E. Experiential Learning with Children: An Essential Component of Professional Physical Therapy Education., Pediatric Physical Therapy, 27(4), 356-367., 2015
  • Furze J, Black L, Hoffman J, Barr JB, Cochran T, Jensen G. Exploration of Students’ Clinical Reasoning Development in Entry-Level Physical Therapy Education., Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 29(3), 22-33. , 2015
  • Furze J, Kenyon L, Jensen G. Connecting Classroom, Clinic & Context: Clinical Reasoning Strategies for Clinical Instructors and Academic Faculty. Pedaitric Physical Therapy. 2015;27(4);368-375, Pediatric Physical Therapy, 27(4), 368-375., 2015
  • Furze J, Black L, Cochran T, Gale J, Jensen G. Clinical Reasoning: Development of a Grading Rubric for Student Assessment., Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 29(3), 34-45., 2015
  • Packard KA, Kalkowski J, White N, Ryan-Haddad A, Black L, Flecky K, Furze J, Rusch L, Qi Y. Impact of a financial education program on the health of single, low-income women and their children., International Public Health Journal, 7(1), 37-47., 2015
  • White ND, Packard KA, Kalkowski JC, Ryan-Haddad AM, Black LL, Flecky KA, Furze JA, Rusch LM, Qi Y. Chapter 6: A novel financial education in single women of low-income and their children. In Caron R and Merrick J, eds. Public Health: Improving health via Inter-Professional Collaborations. New York, NY, Nova Science, 2014
  • Rapport MJ, Furze J, Martin K, Schreiber J, Dannemiller LA, DiBiasio PA, Moerchen VA. Essential competencies in entry-level pediatric physical therapy education., Pediatric Physical Therapy, 26(1), 7-18., 2014
  • White N, Packard KA, Kalkowski J, Ryan-Haddad A, Flecky K, Furze J, Rusch L, Black L. A novel financial education program for single women of low income and their children., International Public Health Journal, 7(1), 49-55., 2014
  • Doll, J., Packard, K., Furze, J., Huggett, K., Jensen, G., Jorgensen, D., Wilken, M., Chelal, H., Maio, A. Reflections from an interprofessional education experience: Evidence for the core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27, 194-196., 2013
  • Kalkowski, Julie, Packard, Kathleen, White, Nicole, Ryan-Haddad, Ann, Furze, Jennifer, Rusch, Lorraine, Flecky, Kathleen, Black, Lisa, Cochran, Teresa, Stricklett, Kate M. Impact of a Financial Success Education Program on Quality of Life and Health in Single, Low-Income Mothers, Journal of Women's Health, 22, 32-33., 2013
  • Goulet C, Furze J. Chapter 7: Neuromuscular System: Examination, Evaluation, and Diagnoses. In Effgen SK. Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children, 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA., F. A. Davis Publishers, 2013
  • Furze J, Kenyon L, Jensen G. Clinical Reasoning in Pediatrics. Section on Pediatrics Fact Sheet. Alexandria, VA, American Physical Therapy Association, 2013
  • Doll J, Packard K, Furze J, Hugget K, Jensen G, Jorgenensen D, Wilkin M, Hardeep C, Maio A, Yongue Q. Reflections from an Interprofessional Education Experience: Evidence for the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice., Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27(2), 194-196, 2013
  • Doll J, Packard K, Furze J, Hugget K, Jensen G, Jorgenensen D, Wilkin M, Hardeep C, Maio A, Yongue Q. Reflections from an Interprofessional Education Experience: Evidence for the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice., Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27(2), 194-196, 2013
  • Furze J, Nelson K, O'Hare M, Ortner A, Threlkeld J, Jensen, G. Describing the Clinical Reasoning Process: Application of a Model of Enablement to a Pediatric Case., Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 29(3), 222-231. , 2013
  • Furze, J., Nelson, K., O'Hare, M., Ortner, A., Threlkeld, A. J., Jensen, G. M. Describing the clinical reasoning process: Application of a model of enablement to a pediatric case, Physiotherapy theory and practice, 29, 222-231. , 2012
  • Packard K, Hardeep C, Maio A, Doll J, Furze J, Hugget K, Jensen G, Wilken M, Youngue Q. Interprofessional Team Reasoning Algorithm: A Tool for Case Study Analysis with Health professions Students., Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 2(3), 250-263, 2012
  • Furze JA, Black L, Peck K, Jensen G. Student Perceptions of a Community Engagement Experience: Exploration of Reflections on Social Responsibility and Professional Formation., Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 27(6), 411-421. , 2011
  • Peck K, Furze J, Black L, Flecky K, Nebel A. Interprofessional collaboration and social responsibility: utilizing community engagement to assess faculty and student perceptions., International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5(8), 205-222. , 2010
  • Furze J, Lohman H, Mu, K. Impact of an interprofessional community-based educational experience on students' perceptions of other health professions and older adults., Journal of Allied Health, 37, 71-77. , 2008

Publications

  • Nelson K, Pladera S, Seidl K, Furze, JA. The Effects of a WiiFit Intervention on Balance Performance of a Child With Cerebral Palsy., Pediatric Physical Therapy, 22(1), 136, 2010

Presentations

  • Furze J, Anderson D, Moore J. Moving Toward Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Excellence: Evidence and Application. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Washington DC., 2019
  • Pillsbury L, McHugh V, Bagwell J, Furze J. Innovative PT Interventions for Children with SMA Type 1 Receiving SPINRAZA®: A Case Series.Poster Session, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Washington DC.       , 2019
  • Furze J, Dannemiller L, and Rapport MJ. Summative Outcome Measures: Tools in Assessing Psychomotor and Other Skills in Student Learning.  Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference, Chattanooga, TN., 2018
  • Birkmeier M, Anderson D, Furze J, Lundeen H, Dannemiller L, Moore J. Exploring Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education through Collaboration and Utilization of a Mixed Methods Approach. APTA Education Leadership Conference, Jacksonville, FL., 2018
  • McDevitt A, Rapport MJ, Jensen G, Furze J. Clinical Reasoning Understanding Communication,Context, & Care. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA., 2018
  • Moerchen V, Lundeen H, Furze J, Birkmeier M, Fiss A, Dole R. Dianne Cherry Forum: Pediatric PT Educational Research: Developing a Road Map. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA., 2018
  • Furze JA, Rapport MJ. Pediatric PT Educational Research: Best Practices in Teaching and Learning. Combined Sections Meeting. San Antonio, TX., 2017
  • Rapport MJ, Catalino T, Furze JA. Competency-based preparation for physical therapists: addressing early intervention at every phase. International Society on Early Intervention Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.   , 2016
  • Barr JB, Black L, Furze J, Gale J, Knight H, Nelson K. Common Curriculum: A Model for Inter-specialty Education Across PT Residency Programs, Platform Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA., 2016
  • Black L, Gale J, Cochran TM, Furze J, Siracuse M. Development and Validation of a Survey Instrument on Community Engagement for Physical Therapy and other Healthcare Professions Students. Platform Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA,., 2016
  • Christensen N, Black L, Jensen GM, Briggs M, Furze J, Rapport MJ. Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Assessment of Clinical Reasoning in Residency Education. Session Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA., 2016
  • Huhn K, Christenson N, Black L, Furze J, Wainwright S. Clinical Reasoning in The Classroom and Clinic: Taking our Pulse. Session Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Indianapolis, IN., 2015
  • Jensen G, Furze J, Rose D, Daly C, Benedetto M. Clinical Reasoning: Managing Practice. Session Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Indianapolis, IN., 2015
  • Furze J, Jensen G, Rapport MJ, Christensen N, Briggs M, Paschal K, Hartley G, Nordstrom. Domains of Professional Competence: Looking Across the Educational Continuum. Session Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN., 2015
  • Pelletier E, Moore J, Furze J, Rapport MJ. Pediatric Residency Education and Development: Meeting the Needs of Residents Effectively. Session Presentation, APTA Section on Pediatrics Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO., 2014
  • Packard KA, Kalkowski J, White N, Ryan-Haddad A, Furze J, Flecky K, Rusch L, Black L, Martens-Stricklett K, Qi Y. A novel financial education program in single women of low-income and their children. Poster Presentation, All Together Better Health VII International Conference. Pittsburgh, PA., 2014
  • Furze J. Clinical Reasoning Roundtable: Discussion and Application. Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA., 2013
  • Furze J. Celebrating the Past 40 Years of Section on Pediatrics: Looking Toward the Future. Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA., 2013
  • Furze J, Jensen G. Clinical Reasoning in Pediatrics Part 1: Laying the Foundation for Facilitating Reasoning Abilities in Students. Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA., 2013
  • Furze J, Jensen G. Clinical Reasoning in Pediatrics Part 2: Strategies and Tools for Assessing Student Learning in Entry-Level Education. Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA., 2013
  • Kalkowski J, Packard K, White N, Furze J, Ryan-Haddad A, Rusch L, Flecky K, Black L, Cochran T. Women's Health 2013: The 21st Annual Congress, Impact of Financial Success Education Program on Quality of Life and Health in Single, Low-Income Mothers. Women’s Health 2013: 21st Annual Congress Conference, Poster Presentation, Washington DC., 2013
  • Martin K, Schreiber J, Rapport MJ, Furze J. Diane Cherry Forum: Best Practices in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education. Session Presentation, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting., 2013
  • Furze J, Jensen G. Clinical Reasoning: Considerations for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment of Physical Therapy Students in Pediatrics. Section on Pediatrics Education Summit, Alexandria, VA., 2012
  • Gillespie N, Packard K, Kalkowski J, Ryan- Haddad A, Furze J, Rusch L, Flecky K, Black L, Cochran T. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Women and Children in an Urban Financial Education Program. American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Preventative Medicine Conference, Poster Presentation, Orlando, FL., 2012
  • Deubler D, Dole R, Furze J, Spake E. Diane Cherry Forum: Scholarship in Teaching and Learning in Pediatrics: Respecting and Building Portfolios. Session Presentation, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL., 2012
  • Furze J. Nelson K, Jensen G, Gagnon K. Pediatric Clinical Reasoning: Tools for Entry-Level and Residency Education. Session Presentation, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL., 2012
  • Cochran T, Black L, Furze J, Jensen G. Assessing Health Profession Students Perception of Social Responsibility with Participation in Community Engagement Activities: Validation of a Survey Tool. Platform Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2012
  • Black L, Cochran C, Furze J, Yongue Q. Student Perceptions of Social Responsibility and Community Engaged Learning: Validation of a Survey for Health Professions. Poster Presentation, All Things Ignatian, Creighton University., 2012
  • Black LL, Cochran TC, Furze JA, Jensen G, Ryan-Haddad A, Doll J, Youngyue Q. Assessing Student Perceptions of Social Responsibility from Interprofessional Community Engaged Learning Experiences: Validation of a Survey Tool for the Health Professions.Poster Presentation, Collaborating Across Borders III, Tuscon, AZ, November 19, 2011., 2011
  • Doll J, Packard K, Hardeep C, Furze J, Hugget K, Jensen G, Jorgensen D, Wilken M, Youngue Q. Evaluation of an Algorithm to Educate Health Profession Students on Interprofessional Case Studies. Platform Presentation, Collaborating Across Borders III, Tuscon, AZ., 2011
  • Doll, JD, Packard, K, Huggett, K, Maio, A, Furze, J, Jensen, G, Jorgensen, D, Wilken, M, Qi, Y & Chehal, H. Evaluation of an Algorithm to Educate Health Professions Students on Interprofessional Case Studies. Department of Medicine – Division of General Internal Medicine Annual Research Conference. Omaha, NE. , 2011
  • Nelson K, Furze J, Bruening S, Rommero P, Witchell M. Creating Pediatric Experiential Opportunities through Community Partnerships. Platform Presentation. Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA., 2011
  • Packard KA, Doll J, Furze J, Chehal H, Hugget K, Jensen G, Jorgensen D, Maio A, Wilken M. Interprofessional Team Reasoning Algorithm: A Tool for Case Study Analysis with Health Professions Students. Oral Invited presentation, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy District V Annual Meeting. Saskatoon, Canada., 2011
  • Ryan-Haddad A, Jones RM, Coover K, Black LL, Furze JA, Cochran T, Jensen, GM. Assessment of the Impact of Service on Student Values Using A Community Engagement Survey. Poster Presentation, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, San Antonio, TX., 2011
  • Furze J. Examining the Challenges of Infant Mortality as Experienced by Health Professionals: Positioning. Addressing Health Disparities: Focus on Infant Mortality. Continuing Medical Education, Omaha, NE., 2011
  • Furze J. The Test of Infant Motor Performance and the TIMPSI in the NICU. Invited presentation. University of Nebraska Medical Center. Neonatal Journal Club Meeting, Omaha, NE., 2011
  • Black L, Cochran T, Furze J, Peck K, Jensen G. Assessing Social Responsibility in Health Professions Students: Professional Formation in the Ignatian Context All Things Ignatian Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2011
  • Economides S, Furze J. Developmental Needs of the Infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Creighton University Medical Center, Continuing Education Course for Nurses. Omaha, NE., 2011
  • Furze J, Gwyer J. Clinical Reasoning: An Essential Skill in Clinical Education: Do You Know It When You See It? Invited Presentation, New England Clinical Education Consortium, Clinical Faculty Institute, Springfield, MA., 2010
  • Furze J, Black L, Jensen G, Ekstrum J, Barr JB, Laubscher K, Gwyer J. Beyond our Box: Clinical Reasoning Progression: Tools for Entry-Level, Clinical and Residency Education. Session Presentation, American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA., 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • The development and facilitation of clinical reasoning skills in professional and residency physical therapy education. mentorship in residency education and educational research.

Current Research Projects

  • Clinical Reasoning in Professional and Residency Education Mentoring in Residency Education

Grant Funding Received

  • National Study of Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education: Phase I
  • National Study of Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy: Phase 2
  • Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education
  • Finances First: A Health Intervention in Low Income Single Mother Households
  • Mentoring in Physical Therapy Residency Education: Assessment and Facilitation of Skills.
  • Assessment of Essential Clinical Reasoning Skills: Development of a Grading Rubric.
  • Improving Health Outcomes in Women and Children through a Multidisciplinary Financial Education Program.

Awards and Honors

  • Bud DeHaven Service Award, Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, 2019
  • Scholarly Achievement Award, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, 2018
  • Creighton University Distinguished Educator in Teaching and Learning, Creighton University, 2016
  • Journal of Physical Therapy Education Stanford Award, Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2015
  • Physical Therapy Department Educator of the Year, Physical Therapy Program, 2014
  • School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, 2013
  • School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Father Don Driscoll Ignatian Teaching Award, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, 2012