Karen Wiegman

Karen D. Wiegman

Professor of Pre-licensure Nursing

PhD ; Collateral Area Medical and Nursing Ethics, 2003, University of Missouri-Kansas City 
MSN; 1995, University of Kansas  
BSN; 1992, University of Kansas
AAS, ADN; 1982, College of DuPage 

I love teaching at MNU because we can talk about providing care for the whole person, and can openly acknowledge that people are spiritual beings created in Christ's image. The faculty and staff at MNU truly care about the students, as well as one another, the community, and the world. They strive to make them all better places.

Karen D. Wiegman
  • Publications
    • How Direct Care Providers Effect Core Measures, Reputation - May 2013, Kansas City Nursing News. / The Development and Psychometric Testing of the Dignity Instrument - Published Dissertation.
  • Presentations

    Formal Presentations Given - Peer Reviewed

    • 40th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development, The Integration of Hospital Core Measures into Nursing Curricula (October 17, 2013)
    • Nursing Management Congress 2012, Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Hospital Compare: The Need for Nursing Education (September 13, 2012)
    • Sigma Theta Tau Pi Eta & Mu Mu Chapters Spring Research Symposium, The Impact of Hospital Compare on Reimbursement: The Need for Nursing Education (April 16, 2012)
    • Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS), Development and Testing of the Dignity Instrument (May 2004)

    Formal Presentations Given Upon Request/Application

    • Magnetizing Kansas City; Exemplary Professional Practice (February 10, 2012)
    • American Association of Medical-Surgical Nurses, Heart of America Chapter Professional and Ethical Issues when Providing Care for the Challenging Patient (November 3, 2011)
    • Kansas Rural Outreach for Healthcare Professionals: Current Treatments for COPD, Burlington, KS (May 16, 2012)
    • COPD Update, Fort Scott, KS (September 15, 2011)
    • Care of the Respiratory Compromised Patient, Neodesha, KS (2001 & 2008)
    • Breathing Easy: Care of the Pulmonary Patient, Horton, KS (2002), Parsons, KS (2002), Garden City, KS (2007), Fort Scott, KS (2008), Independence, KS (2009)
    • Principles of Mechanical Ventilation, Fort Scott, KS (2003)
    • Pulmonary Assessment and Chest Tube Management, Superior, NE (October, 2003)
    • Pulmonary Assessment (Fall and Spring 2005)

    MidAmerica Nazarene University:

    • Poster presentation: Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Hospital Compare: The Need for Nursing Education (April 2013)
    • Poster Presentation: Is Your Dignity Important? (May 2010)
    • Promotion of Human Dignity, “ President’s Breakfast Club (November 2009)
    • Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Improving Patient Satisfaction Through HCAHPS (February 2013)
    • Human Resources Basics for the Rehabilitation Leader (October 2010)
    • Care of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Patient (November 2008)
    • American Association of Critical Care Nurses: Pulmonary, Mechanical Ventilation, Renal and Endocrine Lectures for Basic Critical Care Course, Intermediate Care Course and CCRN Review Course (1995-2004)
    • Research Poster Presentation (2001, 2002)
    • Kaiser-Permanente: Gastrointestinal Bleeds (2001)
    • Western Missouri Mental Heath: Physical Assessments for Mental Health Nurses (1999)
    • Truman Medical Center-Lakewood: Advanced Physical Assessments for Emergency Nurses (1998-2000)
    • University of Missouri: Collaborative Ph.D. Poster presentation (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
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