Karen Clark PhD, RN, Graduate Certificate in Informatics, Alumna CCRN, PhD, RN, Alumna CCRN

Karen Clark PhD, RN, Graduate Certificate in Informatics, Alumna CCRN, PhD, RN, Alumna CCRN
  • Assistant Professor
    Universities at Shady Grove
Location:
Room 101K, Universities at Shady Grove, Building I
Phone:
301-738-6003
Office Hours:
By appointment. Email first.
Email:
karen.clark@umaryland.edu

Education

  • Informatics , University of Maryland University College ,
  • PhD, Leadership/Management/Administration, George Mason University ,
  • MSN, Critical Care/Trauma Clincal Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist) focus, George Mason University ,
  • BSN, Nursing , George Mason University ,
  • Associates Degree as a Registered Nurse , nursing , Montgomery Community College,
  • Certificate , Certificate as a Licensed Practical Nurse , Charles County Community College,

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research

  • Title:
    Scholarship for education
    Sponsoring Organization:
    American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Title:
    Dissertation: Early Events in ED on Critical Care Patients: Outcomes of Mortality and Length of Stay
    Sponsoring Organization:
    George Mason University
  • Title:
    Dissertation: Early Events in ED on Critical Care Patients: Outcomes of Mortality and Length of Stay
    Sponsoring Organization:
    George Mason University
  • Title:
    Dissertation: Early Events in ED on Critical Care Patients: Outcomes of Mortality and Length of Stay
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Zeta Chapter, GMU, Research Grant
  • Title:
    Dissertation: Early Events in ED on Critical Care Patients: Outcomes of Mortality and Length of Stay
    Sponsoring Organization:
    George Mason University
  • Title:
    Dissertation: Early Events in ED on Critical Care Patients: Outcomes of Mortality and Length of Stay
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Zeta Chapter, GMU Research Grant
  • Title:
    Nursing informatics and data collection from the electronic medical record: Study of characteristics, factors, and occupancy impacting outcomes of critical care admissions from the Emergency Department
    Sponsoring Organization:
    University of Maryland School of Nursing

Research Interests

  • Interprofessional education and practice Flow of patients through healthcare system Systems thinking Informatics Educating faculty in interprofessional/interdisciplinary domains

Research Activity

  • Title:
    Interprofessional Approach to the Critically Ill
    Description:
    An elective class that had IRB approval as an educational research. Students included doctoral, graduate and undergraduate students composed of pharmacy, nursing, respiratory therapy, and social work students.
    Status:
    Complete
  • Title:
    A Medical Record Review Retrospective Data in Admissions from the ED to the ICU: Characteristics
    Description:
    This activity used data mining techniques to mine remotely a relational database at a large mid-Atlantic tertiary care cardiac center to collect secondary data for research.
    Status:
    Complete
  • Title:
    Quantitative study Title: A Medical Record Review for Characteristics of Patients Admitted to the ICU from the ED and Collaborative Interventions While in the ED on Outcomes of Hospital Mortality.
    Description:
    Retrospective data collection from a dataset housing secondary data in a trauma level 1 cardiac referral center, ER One Institute of Washington Hospital Center. The data system is Microsoft (Amalga®) Azyxxi. Volume/capacity as well as characteristics of this population in the ED and ICU are being investigated to determine if any association with outcomes of hospitalization exist.
    Status:
    Complete
  • Title:
    Program Evaluation of First Semester Juniors’ Preparation for Upper Division Work and Outcomes of Interventions with an Instructional Model, Guided Study Sessions and Workshops.
    Description:
    This study was a retrospective study of variables of student preparation, use of guided study sessions and workshops on outcomes of success related to a psychopharmacology course required in the first semester junior year.
    Status:
    Complete
  • Title:
    quantitative study of retrospective data collected from Microsoft Azyxxi dataset
    Description:
    Utilized associative comparative analysis including logistic regression and multi-regression analysis. The title of this research was, Early emergency department events and subsequent critical care unit outcomes for patients admitted to a critical care unit from an emergency department.
    Status:
    Complete
  • Title:
    Critical care admission criteria in community based hospitals: A pilot study with implications for quality management
    Description:
    Developed a survey for hospital administrators.
    Status:
    Complete

Publications

  • Publication Year:
    2002
    Title:
    Delays in implementing admission orders for
    Journal Name:
    Journal of Emergency Nursing
  • Publication Year:
    2007
    Title:
    Analyses approach: Exploring the effect of emergency department interventions on outcomes of hospitalization
    Journal Name:
    Nurse Researcher
  • Publication Year:
    2007
    Title:
    Patient flow in the emergency department: Is timeliness to events related to length of hospital stay?
    Journal Name:
    Journal of Nursing Care Quality
  • Publication Year:
    2007
    Title:
    Time-to-interventions for emergency department critical care patients on hospital mortality
    Journal Name:
    Journal of Emergency Nursing
  • Publication Year:
    2012
    Title:
    Inter-institutional partnerships: The development of a multidisciplinary/interprofessional course in forensics
    Journal Name:
    Journal of Criminal Justice Education
  • Publication Year:
    2012
    Title:
    Nursing informatics and data collection from the electronic medical record: Study of characteristics, factors, and occupancy impacting outcomes of critical care admissions from the Emergency Department
    Journal Name:
    Health Informatics Journal
  • Publication Year:
    2014
    Title:
    Upper-Division transfer students: Associations between supplemental instruction design and entrance exam categories on student academic outcomes within a science based curriculum
    Journal Name:
    Community College Journal of Research and Practice
  • Publication Year:
    2015
    Title:
    Changes in perceptions and attitudes of healthcare profession students pre and post academic course experience of team-based care for the critically ill
    Journal Name:
    Journal of Professional Nursing
  • Publication Year:
    2016
    Title:
    Systems thinking, IPE/IPP, TeamSTEPPS and communicating: Are they interconnected? A look with a broad brush
    Journal Name:
    Nursing and Palliative Care
  • Publication Year:
    2018
    Title:
    Educating our Healthcare Students: Can Systems Thinking work to Prepare Our New Healthcare Graduates?
    Journal Name:
    Journal of Professional Nursing

Presentations

  • Year:
    2018
    Title:
    True Leaders Fill the Gaps: Preparing our Students by Preparing our Faculty
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Council of University System Faculty
    Sponsoring Organization:
    University System of Maryland
    Location:
    Rockville MD United States
  • Year:
    2017
    Title:
    Accepted oral presentation: Educating with Systems Thinking and New Concepts?
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Nursing Science & Practice August 6-8, 2018 | London, UK
    Sponsoring Organization:
    United Scientific Group
    Location:
    London England
  • Year:
    2016
    Title:
    Person Centered Care and the Importance of Interprofessional Practice
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Invited to speak
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Providence Hospital
    Location:
    Washington DC United States
  • Year:
    2015
    Title:
    Development and implementation of an interprofessional SOAP note grading tool
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Collaboration Across Boarders
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Canadian Introfessioinal Health Collaborative
    Location:
    Roanoke VA United States
  • Year:
    2013
    Title:
    Survey Instrument Development: Students Perceptions Engaging in an Interprofessional Approach to the Critically Ill
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Collaboration Across Boarders
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Canadian Introfessioinal Health Collaborative
    Location:
    Vancouver Canada
  • Year:
    2012
    Title:
    Developing a Course on Forensics Across Institutional Lines at a Regional Higher Education Center: A Case Study Involving, Nursing, Psychology, and Criminal Justice.
    Sponsoring Organization:
    University of Maryland School of Nursing
    Location:
    United States
  • Year:
    2011
    Title:
    Outcomes research: ED admits to ICUs: Accessing the electronic medical record; characteristics and time intervals on outcomes of hospital stay and subsequent mortality and length of stay
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Southern Nursing Research Society Conference
    Location:
    Jacksonville FL United States
  • Year:
    2010
    Title:
    Medical records: EMRs review of outcomes research characteristics: Implications and opportunities for collaborative research
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    SINI
    Sponsoring Organization:
    University of Maryland School of Nursing
    Location:
    Baltimore MD United States
  • Year:
    2008
    Title:
    Program Evaluation of First Semester Juniors’ Preparation for Upper Division Work and Outcomes of Interventions with an Instructional Model, Guided Study Sessions and Workshop
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Universities at Shady Grove
  • Year:
    2007
    Title:
    An Analysis approach: Time intervals of interventions on hospitalization outcomes of ICU admissions originating from the Emergency department
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    SINI
    Sponsoring Organization:
    University of Maryland School of Nursing
    Location:
    Baltimore MD United States

Areas of Specialization

  • Organizational systems thinking and informatics leadership and education.

Primary Teaching Areas

  • Interprofessional education and implementation in practice DNP projects Informatics and healthcare systems Professionalism

Honors/Awards

  • Name:
    Helene Fuld Fellow Award
    Date:
    March 2008
  • Name:
    Distinguished Service Award
    Sponsoring organization:
    University of Maryland School of Nursing
    Date:
    May 2016
  • Name:
    Nominated for Distinguished Teaching Award Graduate Student
    Date:
    April 2019

Academic and Professional Activities

University

  • Date:
    2019 - Current
    Organization:
    CUSF
    Role:
    Secretary of CUSF
  • Date:
    2016 - 2018
    Role:
    Faculty Senate Secretary
  • Date:
    2016 - 2018
    Organization:
    Technology Advisory Committee
    Role:
    Chairperson
  • Date:
    2019 - Current
    Organization:
    UMB
    Role:
    Committee member chosen by Dr. Jarrell
  • Date:
    2019 - Current
    Organization:
    UMB
    Role:
    Faculty Senate
  • Role:
    Facilitator IPE Day
  • Role:
    DNP Committee Member
  • Date:
    2013 - 2017
    Organization:
    Admissions Committee
    Role:
    Member
  • Date:
    2019 - Current
    Organization:
    SON
    Role:
    Conway Mentor
  • Date:
    2016 - Current
    Organization:
    USM
    Role:
    Legislative Sub Committee for CUSF

Professional

  • Date:
    2007 - Current
    Organization:
    Journal of Nursing Scholarship
    Role:
    Manuscript Reviewer/Referee
  • Date:
    2016 - 2016
    Organization:
    Health Informatics Journal
    Role:
    Manuscript Reviewer/Referee
  • Date:
    2017 - Current
    Organization:
    HRSA Grant Reviewer
    Role:
    Grant Reviewer/Referee
  • Organization:
    Journal of Emergency Nursing
    Role:
    Manuscript Reviewer/Referee

Public

  • Date:
    2011 - Current
    Organization:
    SERPA
    Role:
    Volunteer