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Karen Johnson

Professor Department of Nursing

BSN, Kearney State College
MSN, University of Nebraska Medical Center
PhD, University of Northern Colorado

General Background

Dr. Johnson has been at Nebraska Methodist College since 2003. Her area of expertise is maternal/newborn nursing with experience as a staff nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist and nurse educator.

Notable Publications/Presentations
Whose Labor is this? Empowering Women to Take Control of their Birthing Process; AWHONN National Conference, Seattle, WA 2000; and Nebraska State AWHONN conference, Lincoln, NE 2000

Sharing our Knowledge: Advancing Nursing Knowledge through Storytelling; National Nurses in Staff Development Organization; National Conference, Orlando, FL 2001

Enhancing Understanding of Postpartum Depression Using Carper's Aesthetic Pattern of Knowing; International Nurse Educators Conference; Breckenridge, CO, 2006

A Comparison of Levels of Empowerment and Clinical Decision-Making in Senior Bachelor of Science Nursing Students Enrolled in a Curriculum Based on a Caring Nurse Theorist and a Curriculum Not Based on a Caring Nurse Theorist, Abstract accepted for poster presentation at Annual Nurse Educators Conference, Breckenridge, CO, July, 2012

Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Boards
Dr. Johnson received the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing Nebraska Nurse of the Year in 2003.