Karen Clark, PhD, RN, Alumna CCRN

Assistant Professor, USG

Address: Universities at Shady Grove
9640 Gudelsky Drive, Room 216A
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone Number: 301-738-6003
Fax Number: 301-738-6040

Education

  • Graduate Certificate, Informatics, University of Maryland University College, 2015
  • PhD, Nursing, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 2005
  • MSN George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1995
  • BSN George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1992
  • AD in Nursing, Montgomery Community College, Takoma Park, Maryland, 1985

Research

  • Interprofessional education
  • Nursing informatics and data collection from the electronic medical record
  • Early Emergency Department Events and Subsequent Critical Care Unit Outcomes for Patients Admitted to a Critical Care Unit from an Emergency Department, partially funded by Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Zeta Chapter
  • Implementing admission orders for critical care patients in the ED associated with length of stay in The Emergency Department
  • Critical care admission criteria in community based hospitals

Recent Publications

  • Clark, K. (2016). Systems thinking, IPE/IPP, TeamSTEPPS® and communicating: Are they interconnected? A look with a broad brush. Nursing and Palliative Care, 1(4), 85-88. doi: 10.15761/NPC.1000122
  • Clark, K., Congdon, H.B., Macmillan, K., Gonzales, J.P., Guerra, A. (2015). Changes in perceptions and attitudes of healthcare profession students pre and post academic course experience of team-based care for the critically ill. Journal of Professional Nursing, 31(4), 330-339.doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2015.01.006
  • Clark, K., & May, I. (2014). Upper-Division transfer students: Associations between supplemental instruction design and entrance exam categories on student academic outcomes within a science based curriculum. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 39(6), 499-512. http://dx.doi:10.1080/10668926.2013.849622
  • Clark, K., & Normile, L. (2012). 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. Health Informatics Journal, 18, 309-319. doi:10.1177/1460458212454023
  • Clark, K., Gerstenblith, S., Alonso, D., Wright, R., & Pandya, N. (2012). Inter-institutional partnerships: The development of a multidisciplinary/interprofessional course in forensics. Journal of Criminal Justice Education. 1-17. DOI: 10.1080/10511253.2012.740056
  • Coiffi, C., Plumadore, J., & Clark, K. (2012). Decreasing inpatient falls: A retrospective analysis with CNS-led interventions. Journal of Hospital Administration. 2 (2), p. 38-46. DOI: 10.5430/jha.v2n2p38
  • Clark, A., Davidson, S., Baldwin, K., Bingle, J., Clark, K., Dayhoff, N….Tidwell, B.B. (2009). Statement on clinical nurse specialist practice and education. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist. Harrisburg, PA. 
  • Clark, K. & Normile, L. (2007). Time-to-interventions for emergency department critical care patients on hospital mortality. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 33(1), 6-13.
  • Clark, K., & Normile, L. (2007). Analysis approach: Admissions originating in the ED to ICU:Time sequences of interventions on outcomes of hospitalization. Nurse Researcher. 15 (1), 55-69.
  • Clark, K., & Normile, L. (2007). Patient flow in the emergency department: Is timeliness to events related to length of hospital stay? Journal of Nursing Care Quality 22(1), 85-91.
  • Clark, K. & Normile, L. (2002).Delays in implementing admission orders for critical care patients associated with length of stay in emergency departments in six Mid-Atlantic States. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 25 (6). 489-495.
  • Clark, K. (2002). Regionalization: Decreasing costs, increasing access. Journal of Nursing Administration. 32 (4). 173-174. Clark, K. & Normile, L. (2000). Critical care admission criteria in community based hospitals: A pilot study with implications for quality managementJournal of Nursing Care Quality, 15 (1). 32-41.

Posters & Presentations

Oral Presentations

  • Clark, K. (2016).Oral Presentation to Medical, Nursing, multiple Medical Providers, and Administrative Staff of Providence Hospital, Washington D.C. Topic ‘Person Centered Care and the Importance of Interprofessional Practice’.
  • Alonso, D., Clark, K., Lang, M., Morris, K., Congdon, H., Wiseman, R., Pittman, J., & Cook. L. (2015). Building blocks to an IPE curriculum: Creating an IPE course using active learning and technology. Collaboration Across Borders V. The Interprofessional Journey: Advancing Integration and Impact. Retrieved from http://www.cabvroanoke.org/presentations/CABV191.pdf
  • Bentley, R., Clark, K., Gary, J., & Roman, T. (2015). The TeamSTEPPS Approach to Health Profession Education. TeamSTEPPS National Conference June 16-18, 2015.
  • Congdon, H., Clark, K., Gonzales, J., Guerra, A., & MacMillan, K. (2015). Development and implementation of an interprofessional SOAP note grading tool . Collaboration Across Borders V. The Interprofessional Journey: Advancing Integration and Impact. Retrieved from http://www.cabvroanoke.org/presentations/CABV490.pdf
  • Group facilitator 2015 IPE Day, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Congdon, H., Clark, K., Guerra, A., & Lang, L. (2013). Incorporation of Feedback and Debriefing Methods into an Interprofessional Elective Utilizing High-Fidelity Simulation in the Care of the Critically Ill. Collaboration across Boarders (Collaboration across Boarders IV conference:. Vancouver, Canada
  • Clark, K. (2013), Video Speaking Presentation: ED Admits to ICUs: Accessing the Electronic Medical Record for Characteristics and Time Intervals on Outcomes of Hospital Mortality and Length of Stay. EPS Global International Forum of Analytical Science, Bangkok, Thailand. 
  • Clark, K., Shumate, P., Congdon, HB., Gonzales, JP., Guerra, A., and Macmillan, K. (2013). Interprofessional approach to the care of the critically ill. An IRB approved study of an interprofessional academic course for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students using simulation technology and case studies. Collaboration Across Boarders (CAB IV) Conference Vancouver, Canada.
  • Oral Team Presentation: “Do Critically Ill Patients Benefit from a Team of Critical Thinkers Managing Their Care”. 2013 IPE Day, University of Maryland, Baltimore.
  • Clark, K. (2010).: Medical records: EMRs review of outcomes research characteristics: Implications and opportunities for collaborative research. Institute of Nursing Informatics University of Maryland Baltimore
  • Clark, K., & Youngblood, M. (2008).  Oral Presentation: Model for Transfer Student Success: Investigating the Impact of Academic Support Initiatives and Prior Academic Preparation on the Success of Junior Nursing Student. 3d Annual Maryland Institute for Transfer Success Conference, Maryland
  • Clark, K. & Youngblood, M. (2008). Oral Presentation: Program Evaluation of First Semester Juniors’ Preparation for Upper Division Work and Outcomes of Interventions with an Instructional Model, Guided Study Sessions and Workshop. Universities at Shady Grove
  • Clark, K. (2007). Oral Presentation: An Analysis approach: Time intervals of interventions on hospitalization outcomes of ICU admissions originating from the Emergency department. 17th Annual Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics University of Maryland Baltimore
  • Clark, K. (2006). Oral Presentation: Early Events in the Emergency Department for Admitted ICU Patients on Outcomes of Hospital Mortality and Length of Stay. University of Maryland Baltimore, MD.
  • Clark, K. (2001). Oral Presentations: Sustaining Leadership in the 21st Century: Unlocking Your Potential for Success.  Barbados
  • Clark, K. (2001).Oral Presentation: Advanced Practice. Barbados

Posters

  • Clark, K., Congdon, H., Gonzales, J.P., Guerra, A., and Macmillan, K. (2013). Survey Instrument Development: Students Perceptions Engaging in an Interprofessional Approach to the Critically Ill. Collaboration across Boarders (CAB IV): Transformative Change from the Classroom to Practice Vancouver, Canada
  • Clark, K., Ulicny, MP., Shumate, P., Wiseman, R., Harris, K., Congdon, H., Gonzales, JP., Joyner, R., Guerra, A., Elkins, A., Rejent, D. and Macmillan, K. (2011). Inter-professional Approach to the Critically Ill Patient. Collaboration Across Boarders (CAB III) Arizona, U.S.
  • Clark, K., Alonso, D., and Gerstenblith, S. (2011).  Developing a Course on Forensics across Institutional Lines at a Regional Higher Education Center: A Case Study Involving, Nursing, Psychology, and Criminal Justice. Collaboration across Boarders (CAB III)  Conference in Arizona, U.S.
  • Congdon, H., Lang, M., Alonso, D., & Clark, K. (2011). Committee on Collaboration,  Interprofessional & Interdisciplinary Education Strategies (CIPES) at the University System of Maryland, Universities at Shady Grove (USG). Collaboration across Boarders (CAB III) Conference in Arizona, U.S.
  • Congdon, H., Clark, K., Ulicny, MP., Shumate, P., Wiseman, B., Gonzales, JP., Joyner, RL., Guerra, A., Elkins, AV., Regent, D., & Macmillan, K. (2011). Collaboration Across Boarders: Development of an Interprofessional, Inter-Institutional Simulation Course. Collaboration across Boarders (CAB III) Conference in Arizona, U.S.
  • Clark, K. (2011).Poster: 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. Southern Nursing Research Society Conference in Jacksonville, Fl. Feb. 2011
  • Clark, K. (2009).  Emergency department interventions for patients admitted to a critical care unit from an emergency department outcomes of hospital mortality and length of stayat the 17th International Nursing Research Congress focusing on Evidence-Based Practice, Sigma Theta Tau, International, Montreal, Canada
  • Clark, K. (2009).  Emergency department interventions for patients admitted to a critical care unit from an emergency department outcomes of hospital mortality and length of stayat the 17th International Nursing Research Congress focusing on Evidence-Based Practice, Sigma Theta Tau, International, Montreal, Canada
  • Clark, K. (2002). Poster: Snapshot: Regional View of Critical Care Patients Held in Emergency Departments.Accepted by the National Conference of the Academy of Nursing in Florida.
  •  Clark, K. (2002). Poster Presentation: Pinnacle Health System-Medical Education Day and Nursing Research, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Clark, K. (2001). Poster Presentation: Critical Care in Community Based Hospitals: A Pilot Study with Implications for Quality Management. Pinnacle Health System Harrisburg, PA, & George Mason University-Research Day, Fairfax, VA.
  • Clark, K. (2000). Poster Presentation: Critical Care in Community Based Hospitals: A Pilot Study with Implications for Quality Management. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Primary Teaching Areas

  • Interprofessional education/practice
  • Leadership
  • Informatics

Academic & Professional Activities

  • 2016: Certified Master Trainer, TeamSTEPPS
  • 2016: Invited Speaker by Providence Hospital, Topic: TeamSTEPPS and Interprofessional Education and Practice
  • 2016: Grant Reviewer, HRSA
  • 2016: Member, Faculty Senate
  • 2016: Member, Council for the University System Faculty
  • 2016: Member, Committee for Interprofessional, Interdisciplinary, Education Strategies, Universities at Shady Grove
  • 2015: Panel Member, TeamSTEPPS Conference, June 2015
  • 2013-2014: Member, Faculty Row
  • 2013: Grants Training, Washington D.C.
  • 2011-Present: Consultant, Nursing Research Council at a Community Hospital
  • 2011: Attendee, 8th Annual AMIS Conference: Advocating Healthcare Simulation in America
  • 2010: Assisted Development of Advertising Flier, First Doctoral Student Networking Reception, Catholic University, Washington Regional Nursing Research Consortium
  • 2007: Consultant, Organizational Partnership and External Professional Activities, University of Maryland
  • 2007: Faculty Mentor, Leadership for Professional Practice: An Evidence Based Practice Course, Franklin Square Hospital Center
  • 2002: Coordinator, Two-day Presentation by Dr. Tim Porter-O’Grady, Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg, PA