Karen D. Wiegman

Karen D. Wiegman
About This Author

Dr. Karen D. Wiegman, PhD, RN, is the Associate Dean, Post-Licensure and Graduate Nursing Education, and Associate Professor, MidAmerica Nazarene University.


  • PhD, collateral area Medical and Nursing Ethics, 2003, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • MSN, 1995, University of Kansas
  • BSN, 1992, University of Kansas
  • AAS, ADN, 1982, College of DuPage

"I love teaching at MNU because we can talk about providing care for the whole person, and can openly acknowledge that people are spiritual beings created in Christ's image. The faculty and staff and MNU truly care about the students, as well as one another, the community, and the world. They strive to make them all better."

Formal Presentations Given - Peer Reviewed:

  • 40th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development, "The Integration of Hospital Core Measures into Nursing Curricula" (October 17, 2013)
  • Nursing Management Congress 2012, "Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Hospital Compare: The Need for Nursing Education" (September 13, 2012)
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Eta & Mu Mu Chapters Spring Research Symposium, "The Impact of Hospital Compare on Reimbursement: The Need for Nursing Education" (April 16, 2012)
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS), "Development and Testing of the Dignity Instruments" (May 2004)

Formal Presentations Given - Upon Request/Application:

  • Magnetizing Kansas City, "Exemplary Professional Practice" (February 10, 2012)
  • American Association of Medical-Surgical Nurses, Heart of America Chapter, "Professional and Ethical Issues when Providing Care for the Challenging Patient" (November 3, 2011)
  • Kansas Rural Outreach for Healthcare Professionals, "Current Treatments for COPD" (May 16, 2012) and "Care of the Respiratory Compromised Patient (2001 and 2008)