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Karen Clark, Ed D, RN

Dean of Nursing & Associate Professor
Hayes Hall 269/271
765-973-8242
krclark@indiana.edu

Education

  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Doctorate of Education (Adult and Community Education).  July 2004.
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Master of Science (Nursing), August 1989.
  • State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 1984.

Scholarly/Research Interests

 Scholarship of teaching, RN to BSN education, community health and cultural competency

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Clark, K. (2009, November). Developing a Culturally Competent Graduate. 2009 Lilly International Conference on College Teaching: Evidenced-Based Learning and Teaching. Oxford, OH.
  • Clark, K. (2009, June). The RN to BSN Educational Process: Moving Past the Perception of Jumping Through Hoops. Drexel University Nursing Education Institute: Educating for Change. Arlington, VA.
  • Clark, K. & DeSantis, K. (2009, April). Students Working Against Tobacco Use: An Illustration of Active Service Learning. Poster Presentation. Building the Foundation for a Healthy Indiana: A Joint Indiana National Public Health Week Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Clark, K., Bentfield, D., Webb, T., Huntington-Moskos, L. & Myers, J. (2009, April). A Step in the Right Direction. Poster Presentation. Building the Foundation for a Healthy Indiana: A Joint Indiana National Public Health Week Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Clark, K. (2008, October). What Do RNs Want and Need From BSN Programs? Roundtable Discussion. Creating Jazz: Transforming Exchanges in Education & Practice, 35th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development. Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Humphries, P., Clark, K., & Stanforth, D. (2008, October). Teaching Undergraduate Nursing Research: A Collaborative Approach. American Psychiatric Nurses Association 22nd Annual Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Bentfield, D., Clark, K., Huntington-Moskos, L., Myers, J. & Webb, T. (2008, April). An Unflushable Dilemma: Case Study and Teacher’s Guide. Mid-American Public Health Leadership Institute: University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Clark, K. (2008, October). What Do RNs Want and Need From BSN Programs? Roundtable Discussion.Creating Jazz: Transforming Exchanges in Education & Practice, 35th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development. Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Humphries, P., Clark, K., & Stanforth, D. (2008, October). Teaching Undergraduate Nursing Research: A Collaborative Approach. American Psychiatric Nurses Association 22nd Annual Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Bentfield, D., Clark, K., Huntington-Moskos, L., Myers, J. & Webb, T. (2008, April). An Unflushable Dilemma:Case Study and Teacher’s Guide. Mid-American Public Health Leadership Institute: University of Illinois at Chicago.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Indiana Vocational Technical College Practical Nursing Program
  • Visiting Nurse Health Care of Anderson
  • Terre Haute Regional Hospital

Selected Offices Held in National/International Professional Organizations

  • Indiana League for Nursing, President Elect Board of Directors
  • Reid Hospital and Health Care Services Governing Board

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Clark, K. (2011). Title 3, Older Americans Act Grant, Area 9 Agency on Aging, Health Promotion for Seniors, funded for $7874
  • Clark, K. (2010). Title 3, Older Americans Act Grant, Area 9 Agency on Aging, Health        Promotion for Seniors, funded for $7874
  • Clark, K. (2009). Title 3, Older Americans Act Grant, Area 9 Agency on Aging, Health Promotion for Seniors, funded for $7874.
  • MidAmerican Public Health Leadership Institute Fellowship, October 2007.
  • Helen Lees Award for Excellence in Teaching. Indiana University East, April 2007.
  • Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) award, Indiana University, 2006.               
  • Hayden, J., Clark, K., & Goldbach, E. (2005). Federal Public Charter School Program Implementation Grant. U. S. Department of Education. Funded $154,000.
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Leadership for Academic Nursing Fellowship, 2005.