Department of Nursing

Karen F Phillips EdD, MSN, RN

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Office: University Hall 354
Phone: 973-720-3406
Email: phillipsk116@wpunj.edu
Office Hours: Posted on office door and/or by appointment.

Department: Nursing
Position: Associate Professor or Nursing and Level Coordinator UDC II and Coordinator School Nurse Program

Area Specialization
Maternal Child Nursing/ Lactation Support/Perinatal Education

Education:

BSN -  Misericordia University, Dallas, PA

MSN - University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Ed.D - Educational Leadership/Curriculum and Instruction- University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

Publications:

Phillips, K., Mathew, L., Aktan, N., & Sandanapitchai, P. (2019). The effectiveness of shared clinical teaching in nursing. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 6 (2019), 211-215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnss.2019.03.002

Mathew, L., Phillips, K., & Sandanapitchai, P. (2018). Interventions to reduce postpartum fatigue: An integrative review of the literature. Global Journal of Health Science and Nursing, 1 (112), 1-6.

Phillips, K., Mathew, L., Aktan, N., & Catano, B. (2017).  Clinical education and student satisfaction: An integrative literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 4 (2017), 205-213. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnss.2017.03.004

Phillips, K., Malig, K., & DePue, L. (2015). The influence of Quiet Time on exclusive                  breastfeeding rates at discharge. International Journal of Nursing Didactics, 5(7), 1-6.

  Phillips, K., Balan, R., & Manko, T. (2014). Teacher evaluation: Improving the process.         

              Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 7(3), 1-22.

Presentations:

March 30, 2019: Iota Alpha Research Day: Poster Presentation: “The Effectiveness of Shared Clinical Teaching” Co-presented Phillips, Mathew, & Aktan.

November 8-9, 2018: Odyssey 2018, Delmar, California: “The Effectiveness of Shared Clinical Teaching.”

June 4-6, 2018: 4th European Regional STTI Conference, Cambridge, UK: “The Effectiveness of Shared Clinical Teaching in Nursing.” Co-presented Phillips & Mathew.

April 5-7, 2017: Third World Congress on Nursing, Barcelona, Spain: “Models of Clinical Education and Student Satisfaction with the Clinical Learning Environment: An Integrative Review.” Co-presented Phillips & Mathew.

June 6-8, 2016: 3rd European Regional STTI Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands: “Quiet Time: A Potential Strategy To Improve Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates.”

Full CV 

Professional Awards:

June 2018:    Scholarship Omicron Delta: Past Presidents Professional Development Award

2017:            Nominated for Nurse Faculty Daisy Award

2017:            Nominated for March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award: Nurse Educator

2016:            Selected to International Nurses Association: Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare                             

June 2016:   Scholarship Omicron Delta: Past Presidents Professional Development Award

June 2014:   Scholarship Omicron Delta: Past Presidents Professional Development Award

2014:           Nominated Nurse Excellence in Team: Postpartum Hemorrhage Team     

2012:           University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies Publishing Award  

2011:           Nominated for March of Dimes Nurse of the Year in Education

2011:           Nurse Excellence Award in Teaching: Saint Clare’s Hospital

Research/Grants:

2018-2019:           Research ART Grant: William Paterson University: The Effect of Postpartum 

                             Fatigue on Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates at Discharge.

2016-2018:           Research ART Grant: William Paterson University: The Effectiveness of

                             Shared Clinical Teaching

Spring 2015         Mini Grant William Paterson University for use of Clinical Learning

                             Environment Tool

Fall 2014             ART William Paterson University, Article: The Influence of Quiet Time on

                             Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates at Discharge.

2012-2013            Research ART Grant: William Paterson University: The Influence of Quiet

                             Time on Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates at Discharge.

Professional Organizations/Positions (Include year):

2018-Present     Philippine Nurses Association (PNA)

2013-Present     International Education Honor Society: Kappa Delta Pi

1999-Present     ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association)

2007-2017         ILCA (International Lactation Consultant Association)

2007-2017         IBCLC (International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants)

2004-Present     Sigma Theta Tau International (Omicron Delta: Education Council 2018) 

2008-Present     Sigma Theta Tau International (Iota Alpha: Treasurer)

2006-Present    AWHONN (Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses)