Detailed Information for Karen Polvado

Dr. Karen Polvado 
Nursing, Wilson School of
 » Interim PMHNP Program Coordinator
Office Location
Bridwell Hall 329
Office Hours

 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4047
Fax: (940) 397-4495
 
 

Nursing, Wilson School of
 » Associate Professor
Office Location
Bridwell Hall 329 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4047
Fax: (940) 397-4911
 
 

Contact Information

karen.polvado@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

Health Promotion

Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
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 Practice 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 Practice I    Bridwell Hall Internet
Details Spring 2012 NURS 6892  X20  Evidence-Based Practice 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 Practice I    Bridwell Hall Internet
Details Spring 2011 NURS 6892  X20  Evidence Based Project III    Bridwell Hall Internet

Internet




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
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 
Fairmont College Associate of Science in Nursing May 15 1979 12:00AM 
University of Texas at Arlington Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) May 15 1993 12:00AM 



Employment Background

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  



Research and Publications

Publications

Cuevas, M., & Polvado, K. (April 27, 2009). Issues in organ donation. Advance for Nurse Practitioners. Retrieved from http://nurse-practitioners.advanceweb.com/Article/Issues-in-Organ-Donation-2.aspx.

 

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


Presentations

The Development of an Evidence-Based Project Series: A Non-Thesis Option for Nurse Practitioner Students

National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties, April 2010, Washington, DC

 

The Formulary Proposal: An Innovative Learning Activity for Advanced Pharmacotherapeutic Students

Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute, January 2010, San Diego, CA

 

The Practice Doctorate of Nursing: Are We Ready?

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, June 2007, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Barriers to the Integration of the Practice Doctorate of Nursing

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, April 2007, Denver, Colorado

 

A Community Approach to Health Promotion

Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference, March 2007, San Francisco, California

 

Advanced Practice Roles in Disaster Nursing

Texas Nurses Association, District 11, Annual Meeting, Fall 2005, Wichita Falls, TX

 

Psychiatric Nursing Roles: Perceptions of and Barriers to Role Achievement and Performance in an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility

Sixth Biennial Research Conference, April 2002, Norman, OK

Research

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

 

A Community Approach to Weight Loss

Principal Investigator

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

July 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

May 2006

 

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 (Principal Investigator: Dr. Mary Ross)

October 1995