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Dr. Karen Polvado

Email Addresses
karen.polvado@mwsu.edu
My Websites

Nursing, Wilson School of
Associate Professor

Office Location
Bridwell Hall 329
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4047
Fax: (940) 397-4911

Nursing, Wilson School of
Graduate Coordinator/APRN Programs Coordinator

Office Location
Bridwell Hall 329
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4047
Fax: (940) 397-4911
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2016 NURS 5173 Family Nurse Practitioner I, clinical Bridwell Hall Online
Details Fall 2016 NURS 5103 X10 and X11 Theoretical Foundations in Nursing Bridwell Hall Online
Details Fall 2014 NURS 6853 X10 Evidence-Based Project II Online

On campus Project Proposal Presentations are November 20, 2014

Details Fall 2014 NURS 5103 X11 Theoretical Foundations in Nursing Online

Course Description:

A foundational course that provides students with an opportunity to examine philosophical and theoretical bases for advanced nursing practice. Selected concepts, health related models and nursing theories are analyzed.

 

Course Seminars:

The faculty will meet with students using a virtual online platform called Blackboard Collaborate (formerly called Illuminate) from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the following dates:

 

September 11

September 25

October 23

November 20

December 4

 

Students are not required to attend all of these virtual meetings; however, all students must select at least three virtual meetings to attend during the semester.  Faculty will attend and be available for discussion and questions.

Details Summer I 2014 NURS 6843 X30 Evidence-Based Project I Online
Details Summer I 2014 NURS 5123 X30 Family and Group Theory Online
Details Spring 2014 NURS 6892 X20 Evidence-Based Project III Bridwell Hall Internet

Online via D2L

Details Spring 2014 NURS 5103 X21 Theoretical Foundations in Nursing Online

Course Description:

A foundational course that provides students with an opportunity to examine philosophical and theoretical bases for advanced nursing practice. Selected concepts, health related models and nursing theories are analyzed.

Course Seminars:

The faculty will meet with students using a virtual online platform called Blackboard Collaborate (formerly called Illuminate) from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the following dates:

January 16

January 30

February 13

February 27

March 27

April 10

April 24

Students are not required to attend all of these virtual meetings; however, all students must select at least three virtual meetings to attend during the semester.  Faculty will attend and be available for discussion and questions.

Details Fall 2013 NURS 6882 X10 Evidence-Based Project II Online
Details Summer I 2013 NURS 6872 X30 Evidence-Based Project I Online
Details Spring 2013 NURS 6892 X20 Evidence-Based Project III Bridwell Hall Internet
Details Fall 2012 NURS 6882 X10 Evidence Based Project II Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet

Details Summer I 2012 NURS 6872 X30 Evidence Based Project I Bridwell Hall Internet
Details Spring 2012 NURS 6892 X20 Evidence-Based Project III Bridwell Hall Internet
Details Fall 2011 NURS 6882 X10 Evidence Based Project II Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet

Details Summer I 2011 NURS 6872 X30 Evidence Based Project I Bridwell Hall Internet
Details Spring 2011 NURS 6892 X20 Evidence Based Project III Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet

Institution Degree Graduation Date
Fairmont College Associate of Science in Nursing
West Texas A & M University Master's in Nursing (MSN) Aug 1 1997 12:00AM
Rush University Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Dec 15 2007 12:00AM
University of Texas at Arlington Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) May 15 1993 12:00AM
Institution Position Start Date End Date
North Texas State Hospital Nurse Manager 1990-01-01 1997-08-01
North Texas State Hospital Family Nurse Practitioner 1997-08-01
North Texas State Hospital Interim Chief Nurse Executive 1997-11-01 1998-05-01
Midwestern State University Adjunct Faculty, Wilson School of Nursing 2001-09-01 2005-01-01
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor, Wilson School of Nursing 2005-01-01
Midwestern State University Graduate Coordinator, Wilson School of Nursing 2007-09-01
Midwestern State University Interim Chair, Wilson School of Nursing 2010-06-01 2011-07-08
Midwestern State University Chair, Wilson School of Nursing 2011-07-08 2013-09-01
Midwestern State University Associate Professor and Interim Coordinator of PMHNP Program, Wilson School of Nursing 2013-09-01

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications: Book Chapter

 

Polvado, K. J. (2014). Preparing MSN students for entry into a DNP program. In L. Caputi (Ed.), Innovations in nursing education: Building the future of nursing (pp. 175-180), Philadelphia: Lippincott.

 

Publications: Refereed Journals

 

Polvado, K. J., Sportsman, S., & Bradshaw, P. (2015). Pilot study of a dedicated education unit: Lessons learned. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(12),122-130.

 

Cuevas, M., & Polvado, K. (April 27, 2009). Issues in organ donation. Advance for Nurse Practitioners. Retrieved from http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Article/Issues-in-Organ-Donation.aspx

 

Cox, D., & Polvado, K. (2008). Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents. Advance for Nurse Practitioners, 16 (11), 43-46.

 

Publications: White Paper         

 

Polvado, K. (2013). Strategies for retention: Using a Retention specialist to increase retention of  undergraduate nursing students. Retrieved from http://pages.elsevieradvantage.com/rs/elsevierhse/images/ACG-03-13-Student-Retention.pdf

 

Publications: Other

 

Polvado, K. (2015, October). Preparing for disaster relief nursing. Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, 46(4), 4-5.

Presentations: Local and Regional

 

Polvado, K. (2014, September). Nurses in Charge: Using Evidence to Create Change in the Workplace. Presented at the 2014 Texas Forensic Conference, Vernon, TX.

 

Walker, D., & Polvado, K. (2013, September). Utilizing Social Media in Evidence-Based Projects. Presented at the Texas Society of Allied Health Professions Annual Conference, San Marcus, TX.

 

Polvado, K. (2013, August). Evidence-Based Projects in a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. Presented at the Department of State Health Services conference entitled Trauma-Informed Care: A Change in Perspective, Wichita Falls, TX.

 

Polvado, K. (2012, August). The Use of a Dedicated Education Unit to Increase Student Enrollment. Presented at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin, TX.

 

Polvado, K. (2011, March). Engaging Graduate Nursing Students in Service-Learning Activities: A Win-Win Strategy. Presented at Sigma Theta Tau Best Practices in Nursing Day, Wichita Falls, TX.

 

Polvado, K. (2010, March). Post-Disaster Nursing: Using Evidence to Treat Victims of the Haiti Earthquake. Presented at Sigma Theta Tau Research Day 2010, Wichita Falls, TX.

 

Polvado, K. (2007, April). Osteoporosis: Diagnosis and Management. Presented at the Linda J. Hawley Memorial Health Fair, Wichita Falls, TX.

 

Polvado, K. (2005, Fall). Advanced Practice Roles in Disaster Nursing. Presented at the Texas Nurses Association District 11 Meeting, Wichita Falls, TX.

 

Polvado, K., & Baty, L. (2002, April). Psychiatric Nursing Roles: Perceptions of and Barriers to Role Achievement and Performance in an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility. Presented at the Sixth Biennial Research Conference, Norman, OK.

 

Presentations: National

 

Walker, D., & Polvado, K. (2012, August). Health and Human Services Students’ Perceptions of Academic Integrity. Presented at Nuts and Bolts Nurse Educator Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Leach, J., & Polvado, K. (2011, November). Designated Education Unit: Effective Strategy to Provide Quality Outcomes While Growing Two Programs. American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2011 Baccalaureate Education Conference, St. Louis, MO.

 

Polvado, K. (2010, October). The Formulary Proposal: Moving Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics to Practice. Presented at the National League for Nursing National Education Summit, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Polvado, K. (2010, October). Engaging Graduate Nursing Students in Service Learning: A Win-Win Strategy. Presented at the National League for Nursing National Education Summit, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Polvado, K. (2010, October). From Paper to Practice: A Curriculum Change to Reflect Current Trends. Presented at the National League for Nursing National Education Summit, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Polvado, K. (2010, April). The Development of an Evidence-Based Project Series: A Non-Thesis Option for Nurse Practitioner Students. Presented at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Washington, DC.

 

Polvado, K. (2010, January). The Formulary Proposal: An Innovative Learning Activity for Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Students. Presented at Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute, San Diego, CA.

 

Polvado, K. (2007, June). The Practice Doctorate: Are We Ready? Presented at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

 

Polvado, K. (2007, April). Barriers to the Integration of the Practice Doctorate of Nursing. Presented at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Denver, CO.

 

Polvado, K. (2007, March). A Community Approach to Health Promotion. Presented at the Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference, San Francisco, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applied Research

 

Statewide At-Risk Tracking and Intervention for Nurses (SATIN)

Grant Funded – Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

June 2011 to May 2013

$87,080

 

The Use of a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) to Increase Student Enrollment

Co-Principal Investigator

Grant Funded – Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Fall 2010 to August 2012

$292,728

 

Student Success Program for WSON

Funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Nursing Shortage

Reduction – Under 70 Program

Fall 2009 to August 2011

$194,491

 

Project Discover: A Community Needs Assessment of the North Texas HIV/AIDS Population

Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator: Dr. Beverly Stiles)

A qualitative study to identify needs of the HIV/AIDS population in North Texas

Grant Funded – US Department of Health and Texas Department of State Health Services, Fall 2007

 

The Practice Doctorate of Nursing: Are We Ready?

Principal Investigator

A qualitative study to identify the perceived barriers and facilitators to the integration of Advance Practice Nurses with a DNP in the Wichita Falls area

Grant Funded – MSU Faculty Grant

Academic year 2007-08

$4,586

 

A Community Approach to Weight Loss

Principal Investigator

A descriptive study of participants in the North Texas State Hospital “Biggest Loser” competition

July 2007

 

Behavioral Risk Survey of Community Health Fair Participants

Principal Investigator

A descriptive study of behavioral risk factors of health fair participants

April 2006

 

Competency to Stand Trial: A Comparison of Outcomes of Inpatient Competency Training with Court Determination of Competency

Co-Investigator, October 1995

 

Ongoing Research

 

Estradiol Levels in Men Receiving Intramuscular Testosterone

Principal Investigator

A combined-method study to identify relationships between age, body composition, testosterone levels, and estradiol levels in men receiving intramuscular testosterone

Grant Funded – MSU Faculty Grant

Academic Year 2014-15

$4,982

 

Motivation for Health Promoting Behaviors

Co-Investigator

August 2014: Survey of Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred event participants (in data analysis)

April 2014: Survey of MSU Community Health Fair participants (in data analysis)