Courses We Teach
Karen Boardman, MS
Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Ethics
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
MS, 1972, University of Colorado
BS, 1969, University of Nebraska
Karen Boardman, MS, RN, CS, joined the faculty of Creighton School of Nursing in September 2002 and became an affiliate of the Center for Health Policy and Ethics in 2005. Prior to joining the faculty, she spent most of her professional career as a psychiatric consultation liaison nurse in general hospital settings. In that position she was a member of hospital ethics committees and interdisciplinary ethics clinical consultation services. She also provided education and consultation specific to nursing practice. She has presented on nursing ethics at national conferences and served on ethics committees for nursing professional organizations.
Areas of Research and Interest
- Ethical issues in nursing practice
- Caring and caring behaviors
- Psychosocial aspects of illness and disability
- Teaching psychiatric/mental health nursing
Boardman, K., Kelpe, M., Straub, D, & VanFleet,R. (2003). Nursing for the new millennium: Staff retreats to facilitate a merger and form a nursing identity. Nursing Management, 34(25), 45-48.
Robinette, A., Shawler, C., Boardman, K., Bonadonna, R., Dulaney, P., & Stanley, K.S. (1997). Practice Guide #2: Change and Transition. Pensacola, FL: International Society of Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Nurses.
Smith, K. & Boardman, K. (1995). Comforting a child when someone close dies. Nursing 95, 25(10), 58-59.
W.J., Miya, P.A., Boardman, K.K., Andrews, A., & Barr,P. (1995).
Implementation of the patient self-determination act: A survey of Nebraska hospitals. Research in Nursing and Health, 18, 59-66.
Miya, P.A., Pinch, W.J., Boardman, K.K., Keene, A., Speilman, M.L., & Harr, K.L. (1995). Ethical perspectives of parents and nurses in the NICU: The Case of Baby Michael. JOGNN, 24(2), 125-130.
Miya, P.A.; Boardman, K.K.; Harr, K.L.; Keene,
A. (1991). "Ethical issues
described by NICU nurses." Journal of Clinical Ethics, 2(4), 253-257.
Boardman, K. and Miya, P. (1990). "Withdrawing Life Support." Nebraska Nurse, 23(1), 4-5.
Honors and Awards
- Sigma Theta Tau
- Nebraska Nurses Association District 2 Spirit of Nursing Award – 2005
Organizations and Professional Memberships
- International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses
- International Society of Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Nurses Division (ISPCN)
- Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric Nursing Division(SERPN)
- American Nurses Association
- Nebraska Nurses Association