Karen Saewert

Arizona State University

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Arizona State University


Academic nurse educator and administrator with over 41 years of experience in nursing and a 26 year background in higher education.

Professional nursing career encompasses direct care; nursing, program, hospital, grant and quality management; research, consultation, and faculty positions.

National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse EducatorCM recognizing the advanced specialty role of the academic nurse educator.

Fellow of the NLN Academy of Nursing Education in recognition contributions to nursing education leadership in the area of assessment and evaluation.

Expertise extends to evaluation and accreditation in the practice and academic sectors.

Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality; a credential designated as the gold standard of the healthcare quality profession and signifying professional and academic achievement in the field of healthcare quality management, including: strategic and operational management and leadership; information management (design and data collection, measurement and analysis, communication); performance/quality measurement and improvement (planning, implementation and evaluation, education and training), and patient safety (strategic and operational).

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation on-site evaluator.

Work focuses on modeling and advancing best practices in assessment and evaluation in support of teaching and learning excellence; quality assessment; delivery of innovative non-traditional curricula; and interprofessional health professions education and practice emphasizing teamwork, quality and safety, and patient-centered care.

Research interests include outcomes measurement, framework and systems development; assessment and evaluation of learning; and the design, delivery, and evaluation of curricular innovations.