University Profile Database

Dr. Karen Polvado

Email Addresses
karen.polvado@msutexas.edu
My Websites
  • Nursing, Wilson School of
    Associate Professor

    Office Location
    Bridwell Hall 329
    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4047
    Fax: (940) 397-4911

    Nursing, Wilson School of
    Graduate Coordinator/APRN Programs Coordinator

    Office Location
    Bridwell Hall 329
    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4047
    Fax: (940) 397-4911
  •   Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
    Details Fall 2016 NURS 5173 Family Nurse Practitioner I, clinical Bridwell Hall Online
    Details Fall 2016 NURS 5103 X10 and X11 Theoretical Foundations in Nursing Bridwell Hall Online
  • Institution Degree Graduation Date
    Fairmont College Associate of Science in Nursing
    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
    University of Texas at Arlington Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) May 15 1993 12:00AM
  • 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
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    Publications: Book Chapter

     

    Polvado, K. J. (2014). Preparing MSN students for entry into a DNP program. In L. Caputi (Ed.), Innovations in nursing education: Building the future of nursing (pp. 175-180), Philadelphia: Lippincott.

     

    Publications: Refereed Journals

     

    Polvado, K. J., Sportsman, S., & Bradshaw, P. (2015). Pilot study of a dedicated education unit: Lessons learned. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(12),122-130.

     

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

     

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

     

    Publications: White Paper         

     

    Polvado, K. (2013). Strategies for retention: Using a Retention specialist to increase retention of  undergraduate nursing students. Retrieved from http://pages.elsevieradvantage.com/rs/elsevierhse/images/ACG-03-13-Student-Retention.pdf

     

    Publications: Other

     

    Polvado, K. (2015, October). Preparing for disaster relief nursing. Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, 46(4), 4-5.

    Presentations: Local and Regional

     

    Polvado, K. (2014, September). Nurses in Charge: Using Evidence to Create Change in the Workplace. Presented at the 2014 Texas Forensic Conference, Vernon, TX.

     

    Walker, D., & Polvado, K. (2013, September). Utilizing Social Media in Evidence-Based Projects. Presented at the Texas Society of Allied Health Professions Annual Conference, San Marcus, TX.

     

    Polvado, K. (2013, August). Evidence-Based Projects in a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. Presented at the Department of State Health Services conference entitled Trauma-Informed Care: A Change in Perspective, Wichita Falls, TX.

     

    Polvado, K. (2012, August). The Use of a Dedicated Education Unit to Increase Student Enrollment. Presented at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin, TX.

     

    Polvado, K. (2011, March). Engaging Graduate Nursing Students in Service-Learning Activities: A Win-Win Strategy. Presented at Sigma Theta Tau Best Practices in Nursing Day, Wichita Falls, TX.

     

    Polvado, K. (2010, March). Post-Disaster Nursing: Using Evidence to Treat Victims of the Haiti Earthquake. Presented at Sigma Theta Tau Research Day 2010, Wichita Falls, TX.

     

    Polvado, K. (2007, April). Osteoporosis: Diagnosis and Management. Presented at the Linda J. Hawley Memorial Health Fair, Wichita Falls, TX.

     

    Polvado, K. (2005, Fall). Advanced Practice Roles in Disaster Nursing. Presented at the Texas Nurses Association District 11 Meeting, Wichita Falls, TX.

     

    Polvado, K., & Baty, L. (2002, April). Psychiatric Nursing Roles: Perceptions of and Barriers to Role Achievement and Performance in an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility. Presented at the Sixth Biennial Research Conference, Norman, OK.

     

    Presentations: National

     

    Walker, D., & Polvado, K. (2012, August). Health and Human Services Students’ Perceptions of Academic Integrity. Presented at Nuts and Bolts Nurse Educator Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

     

    Leach, J., & Polvado, K. (2011, November). Designated Education Unit: Effective Strategy to Provide Quality Outcomes While Growing Two Programs. American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2011 Baccalaureate Education Conference, St. Louis, MO.

     

    Polvado, K. (2010, October). The Formulary Proposal: Moving Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics to Practice. Presented at the National League for Nursing National Education Summit, Las Vegas, NV.

     

    Polvado, K. (2010, October). Engaging Graduate Nursing Students in Service Learning: A Win-Win Strategy. Presented at the National League for Nursing National Education Summit, Las Vegas, NV.

     

    Polvado, K. (2010, October). From Paper to Practice: A Curriculum Change to Reflect Current Trends. Presented at the National League for Nursing National Education Summit, Las Vegas, NV.

     

    Polvado, K. (2010, April). The Development of an Evidence-Based Project Series: A Non-Thesis Option for Nurse Practitioner Students. Presented at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Washington, DC.

     

    Polvado, K. (2010, January). The Formulary Proposal: An Innovative Learning Activity for Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Students. Presented at Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute, San Diego, CA.

     

    Polvado, K. (2007, June). The Practice Doctorate: Are We Ready? Presented at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

     

    Polvado, K. (2007, April). Barriers to the Integration of the Practice Doctorate of Nursing. Presented at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Denver, CO.

     

    Polvado, K. (2007, March). A Community Approach to Health Promotion. Presented at the Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference, San Francisco, CA.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Applied Research

     

    Statewide At-Risk Tracking and Intervention for Nurses (SATIN)

    Grant Funded – Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

    June 2011 to May 2013

    $87,080

     

    The Use of a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) to Increase Student Enrollment

    Co-Principal Investigator

    Grant Funded – Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

    Fall 2010 to August 2012

    $292,728

     

    Student Success Program for WSON

    Funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Nursing Shortage

    Reduction – Under 70 Program

    Fall 2009 to August 2011

    $194,491

     

    Project Discover: A 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

     

    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

    Academic year 2007-08

    $4,586

     

    A Community Approach to Weight Loss

    Principal Investigator

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

    July 2007

     

    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, October 1995

     

    Ongoing Research

     

    Estradiol Levels in Men Receiving Intramuscular Testosterone

    Principal Investigator

    A combined-method study to identify relationships between age, body composition, testosterone levels, and estradiol levels in men receiving intramuscular testosterone

    Grant Funded – MSU Faculty Grant

    Academic Year 2014-15

    $4,982

     

    Motivation for Health Promoting Behaviors

    Co-Investigator

    August 2014: Survey of Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred event participants (in data analysis)

    April 2014: Survey of MSU Community Health Fair participants (in data analysis)