Dr. Karen R. Breitkreuz joined the faculty of the School of Nursing at Boise State University in 2011. In addition to being a licensed RN, she completed her Masters in Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, specializing in International Cross-Cultural Community Health Nursing, and her Ed.D. from the Executive Program for Nurses at Teachers College, Columbia University. Earlier in her nursing career, Dr. Breitkreuz volunteered to provide short-term health care to underserved populations in Africa, South America, Central America, Eastern Europe, and India. Her doctoral dissertation research titled "The Experience of Nursing Students from a Developing Nation Using the Internet as an Educational Resource" (Breitkreuz, 2009) grew out of those international experiences, and she is interested in increasing awareness of global health realities in nursing education.
Nursing Students in a Developing Nation Using the Internet: A Phenomenological Study, International Journal of Nursing Education. (2011)
Using a qualitative phenomenologial method, this study’s semistructured interviews illuminate the lived experience of nursing...
In Support of Global Health in the Nursing Curriculum: A Nurse Educator's View From the Road Less Traveled, Dean's Notes (2010)
Contributions to Books
Competence and Care: Signature Pedagogies in Nursing Education (with Thomas Lawrence Long, Jennifer Telford, Desiree Diaz, John McNulty, Arthur Engler, and Carol Polifroni), Exploring More Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind (2012)
Faculty Administration Partnerships: Vital for Learning (with A. Bavier, C. Polifroni, and C. Hegedus), Global Service-Learning in Nursing (2011)
This book represents an assessment of where we are as nurse educators in developing programs...
Leadership in Academia: Engaged in International Nursing Education (with Virginia W. Adams), Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention (2011)
Following an agreement to teach and lead a study abroad program for a high level...
The Lived Experience of the Nursing Students in a Developing Nation, Malawi, Africa, in Using the Internet as an Education Resource, 40th Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (2009)
Children Changed by Trauma, Pediatric Trauma Conference, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital (2001)
The Experience of Nursing Students From a Developing Nation Using the Internet as an Educational Resource; Ed.D. Dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University (2009)
Using a qualitative phenomenological method, this study's semi-structured interviews illuminate the meaning of the lived...