Karen D. Wiegman

Dr. Karen D. Wiegman, MidAmerica Nazarene University

Dr. Karen D. Wiegman, PhD, RN, is the Associate Dean, Post-Licensure and Graduate Nursing Education, and Associate Professor, MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Education:

  • 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 and MNU truly care about the students, as well as one another, the community, and the world. They strive to make them all better."

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 Instruments" (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" (May 16, 2012) and "Care of the Respiratory Compromised Patient (2001 and 2008)

 

 

Works by this author

Language: English

Actualizing the Institute of Medicine's Future of Nursing (2011) Report: Classroom to Practice

Lauren A. Loyd
Karen D. Wiegman
Allyson A. Young

What impact does a group project assignment have on students' abilities to actualize recommendations from the IOM (2011) Report after course completion? Poster includes introduction, methods, results, and discussion. This poster was presented at the 40th Annual Professional Nurse Educators' Conference (2013), in Kansas City, MO.

 

English
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Poster
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00001973

Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Hospital Compare: The Need for Nursing Education

Karen D. Wiegman

The purpose of this study was to determine nurses' knowledge of Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs) and how they are reported on Hospital Compare. The purpose of this poster is to disseminate data obtained from professional nurses regarding their knowledge of Hospital Compare.

English
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Poster
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00001970

Sympathy or Empathy?

2015 Week of Scholarship 7x7 Challenge presentation, Dr. Karen D. Wiegman and faculty colleagues, "Sympathy or Empathy?"

Link to video: https://media.mnu.edu/media/t/0_lx20ccm6

English
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Video

THE DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING OF THE DIGNITY INSTRUMENT

Karen D. Wiegman

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT Dignity appears to have been an important concept in ancient times, the Middle Ages, through the Renaissance to the present. It is an intrinsic component of nursing practice. However, there is little research in which human dignity has been examined. The purpose of this research was to develop and analyze the psychometric properties of, including factor structure and alpha coefficient, a tool to measure human dignity, titled “The Dignity Instrument”.
English
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Dissertation
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00003106

The Impact of Hospital Compare on Reimbursement: The Need for Nursing Education

Describes the importance of nurse awareness of hospital rankings on Hospital Compare, and related factors such as Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs), payment for services, and patient satisfaction. This slideshow was a continuing education presentation at the Kansas City Chapter of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) in 2012.

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Image