Dr. Keeler received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA, and her doctoral degree in nursing from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Keeler's clinical background is in adult medical surgical nursing, in acute, primary care, and long term care settings.
Dr. Keeler joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing (CON) in 2011 as an assistant professor in the Community-Based Health Department, which is now named the Office of Transformational Practice and Partnerships (TPP). She served as clinical faculty for population health nursing and as faculty for Health Policy and Nursing Research. Dr. Keeler has served as nurse planner in the Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Office since 2011, collaborating with multiple medical and professional disciplines to develop and implement continuing education programs. She was instrumental in the development of the online Gerontological Nurse Certification Preparation Course, still serving as lead faculty of the program to date. She served as Director for Educational Design for the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) from 2013-2015, where she was instrumental in creating collaborations that designed and developed online learning curriculum and modules.
In 2016, Dr. Keeler assumed the role of Lead Nurse Planner and Director for the CON CNE. Dr. Keeler's areas of clinical research interest revolve around health promotion and prevention, and health policy and advocacy. She is interested in advancing scholarship in nursing education, particularly concerning the advancement of distance education and eLearning delivery and collection of outcomes metrics.