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Education and Training
MS Columbia University
MPH Columbia University
DNP Columbia University

Karen Desjardins, BS, MS, MPH, DNP, ANP, GNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs

Research/Clinical Interests
Adult and Geriatric Primary Care

Well Woman's Health
Palliative Care


Selected Publications
Currie LM, Desjardins KS, Levine ES, Stone PW, Schnall R, Li J, *Bakken S*. Web-based hazard and near miss reporting as part of a patient safety curriculum. Journal of Nursing Education 2009; 48:669-77.
R. Schnall, P Stone, L Currie , K Desjardins, R John. Development and Initial Validation of a Self-Report Instrument to Measure Patient Safety Attitudes, skills and Knowledge (PS-ASK). JNS, 2008
Bakken S, Currie LM, Desjardins KS, John R, Lee N-J, Schnall R, Velez O, Stone PW. Wireless Informatics for Safe and Evidence-based (WISE) APN Care. Poster. Bureau of Health Professions All Grantee Meeting, HRSA, February 25-27, 2008.
Currie LM, Desjardins K, Stone P, Lai T-Y, Schwartz E, Schnall R, Bakken S. Near-miss and hazard reporting: Promoting mindfulness in patient safety education. Stud health Technol Inform 2007; 129: 285-290.
Kane RL, Rockwood T, Hyer K, Desjardins K, Brassard A, Gessert C, Kane R., Mueller, C. Nursing Home Staff's Perceived Ability to Influence Quality of Life. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 2006 (Volume 21, Number 3).
Kane RL, Rockwood T, Hyer K, Desjardins K, Brassard A, Gessert C, Kane R. Rating the importance of nursing home residents' quality of life. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Dec;53(12):2076-82.
Desjardins KS, Cook SS, Jenkins M, Bakken S. Effect of an informatics for evidence-based practice curriculum on nursing informatics competencies. Int J Med Inform. 2005 Dec;74(11-12):1012-20.
Gessert CE, Hyer K, Kane RL, Rockwood T, Brassard AB, Desjardins K, Kane RA. Cognitive impairment and quality-of-life: views of providers of long-term care services. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2005 Apr-Jun;19(2):85-90.
Bakken S, Cook SS, Curtis L, Desjardins K, Hyun S, Jenkins M, John R, Paguntalan J, Roberts WD, Soupios M. Promoting patient safety through informatics-based nursing education. Int J Med Inform. 2004 Aug;73(7-8):581-9.
Honors & Awards
2009 Diplomate in Comprehensive Care, charter member
2008 Columbia University Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Award for strong academic leadership and clinical acumen

2009 Member, Dean of School of Nursing Search Committee
2007-2013 Committee on Admissions and Promotions, Columbia University School of Nursing
2003-2007 Committee on Admissions, Columbia University School of Nursing
2003- 2004 One-Stop Shopping Committee, Columbia University Medical Center
2002- 2004 CUPEX, Columbia University Medical Center
2002 - Present Cultural Competency Committee, Columbia University Medical Center
2000-2004 Curriculum Committee, Columbia University School of Nursing
2000- Present Program Director's Committee, Columbia University School of Nursing
1993-1999 Member, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Professional Memberships
2009 National Academies of Practice
2009 Diplomate in Comprehensive Care
1998 - present American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
1998 - present American Public Health Association

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