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Karen Van Leuven, PhD, FNP-BC

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty
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Biography

Dr. Van Leuven is an experienced NP actively engaged in practice while teaching.

Expertise

  • Disease management
  • Practice management
  • Post-acute care

Research Areas

  • Chronic & Complex Care
  • NP Business Practice
  • Pharmacology

Appointments

  • Partner, Spherical Medical Group
  • Admissions Committee, USF SONHP

Education

  • Western Univ of Health Sciences, FNP Cert, 1999
  • UCSF, PhD in Nursing, 1996
  • USF, MS, Community Health Systems, 1988
  • J Sergeant Reynolds, Critical Care, Cert, 1980
  • Univ of Delaware, BSN, 1978

Prior Experience

  • Associate Professor, USF
  • FNP, Spherical Medical Group

Awards & Distinctions

  • Bay Area Jazz & Arts, President & Founder
  • Sutter East Bay Rehospitalization Task Force
  • 2005 USF School of Nursing Teaching Effectiveness Award
  • 1998 Faculty of the Year at Samuel Merritt College
  • 1995 Selected as research grant recipient and awarded the title of American Nurses Foundation/Sigma Theta Tau International Scholar
  • 1994 Community of Scholars Award/ UCSF
  • 1993 UCSF Alumni Association Scholarship
  • 1990 Communications Award, California Nurses Association

Books

  • Wilkinson, J. & Van Leuven, K. (2007). Fundamentals of nursing: Theory, concepts & applications. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  • Wilkinson, J. & Van Leuven, K. (2007). Fundamentals of nursing: Thinking & doing. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  • Van Leuven, K. (2000). Clinical companion. Princeton: Prentice-Hall
  • Van Leuven, K. (2000). Fluid & electrolyte case study module. To accompany B. Kozier, G. Erb, K. Blais & J. Wilkinson Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process and Practice (6th Ed). Princeton: Prentice-Hall.
  • Van Leuven, K. (2000). Study guide for fundamentals of nursing. To accompany B. Kozier, G. Erb, K. Blais & J. Wilkinson Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process and Practice (6th Ed). Princeton: Prentice-Hall.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1999). Fluid, electrolyte and acid-base case study module. To accompany P. LeMone & K. Burke Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care. (2nd Ed). Princeton: Prentice-Hall.
  • Kozier, B., Erb, G., Blais, K., Wilkinson, J. & Van Leuven, K. (1998). Fundamentals of nursing: Concepts, process and practice (5th Ed update). Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley.
  • Van Leuven, K. & Bolla, C. (1997). Home & community case study module. To accompany B. Kozier, G. Erb, K. Blais & J. Wilkinson Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process and Practice (5th Ed). Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley.
  • Van Leuven, K & Berman, A. (1996). Fluid, electrolyte and acid-base case study module. To accompany P. LeMone & K. Burke Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care. Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley.
  • Berman, A. & Van Leuven, K. (1995). Fluid & electrolyte case study module. To accompany B. Kozier, G. Erb, K. Blais & J. Wilkinson Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process and Practice (5th Ed). Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1995). Study guide for fundamentals of nursing. To accompany B. Kozier, G. Erb, K. Blais & J. Wilkinson Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process and Practice (5th Ed). Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1995). Medication administration. In B. Kozier, G. Erb, K. Blais & J. Wilkinson Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process and Practice (5th Ed). Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley.
  • Cagle, C., Francis, M.D., Van Leuven, K., & White, C.T. (1995). Clinical companion. Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1994). Introduction to critical care: An 8-part video series (videotape). St. Louis: C.V. Mosby.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1992). Basic nursing skills: A videotape series (14 videotapes). St. Louis: Mosby Year Books.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1992). Geriatric assessment (videotape). St. Louis: Mosby Year Books.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1992). Emergency assessment (videotape). St. Louis: Mosby Year Books.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1992). Pediatric assessment (videotape). St. Louis: Mosby Year Books.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1992). Nursing’s role in politics. East Bay Nurse, 6(9): 1-2.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1991). Assessing the female genitalia, reproductive tract, and rectum (videotape). St. Louis: Mosby Year Books.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1991). Assessing the male genitalia and rectum (videotape). St. Louis: Mosby Year Books.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1991). Assessing the abdomen (videotape). St. Louis: Mosby Year Books.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1991). Assessing the vascular system (videotape). St. Louis: Mosby Year Books.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1991). Assessing the heart (videotape). St. Louis: Mosby Year Books.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1991). Assessing the lungs and thorax (videotape). St. Louis: Mosby Year Books.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1991). Assessment techniques: Inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation (videotape). St Louis: Mosby Year Books.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1991). Overview of physical assessment (videotape). St Louis: Mosby Year Books.

Selected Publications

  • Korzewski, M., Madden, L. & Van Leuven, K.A. (2020). Heparin flush use in transfemoral cerebral angiography survey. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 39(3): 199-206.
  • Kulikov, P., Sandhu, P.K. & Van Leuven, K.A. (2019). Can a Smartphone app help manage wounds in primary care? Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 31(2): 110-117.
  • Van Leuven, K.A. (2018). Nurse Practitioner strategies for financial success. In K.T. Waxman, Financial and Business Management for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2nd edition.
  • Hospitalization of patients with end-stage disease: Dilemmas and strategies. Presentation at the 10th ICN NP/APN Conference. August 2018 Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Korzewski, M., Raingruber, B., Van Leuven, K.A. (2016). Procedural sedation/anesthesia protocol among acute ischemic stroke patients undergoing endovascular revascularization procedures: The nursing perspective on what is being practiced nationwide. Journal of Radiology Nursing, (35): 12-18.

Original Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Van Leuven, K. A. (2009). Health practices of older adults in good health: Engagement is the key. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. In press.
  • Van Leuven, K. A. (2009). Medication-related falls. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing. In press.
  • Van Leuven, K. & Prion, S. (2007). Health promotion in care directed by nurse practitioners. Journal for Nurse Practitioners 3 (7), 456-461.
  • Van Leuven, K. (2006). The reality of health promotion: The perspective of clinical nurse leader students. Californian Journal of Health Promotion 4 (4), 36-40.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1990). Put it in writing. East Bay Nurse, 4(2), 1-3.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1989). Lessons learned from new graduates. East Bay Nurse, 3(9), 1.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1988). Collegiality and Collaboration in the Nursing Profession. East Bay Nurse, 3(1), 2.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1988). Political action in nursing. East Bay Nurse, 2(8), 1-2.
  • Van Leuven, K. (1988). Homeless in Alameda County. East Bay Nurse, 2(6), 1-4.

Additional Information

Professional Presentations

  • “Healthy” Older Adults: What they have to say about health in aging and what staff who work with older adults have to say
  • Presentation at the California Association for Nurse Practitioners Annual Convention in Sacramento, California March 2009
  • Independent Practice in Care of Older Adults
  • Presentation at the California Association for Nurse Practitioners Annual Convention in Sacramento, California March 2009
  • Clinical Nurse Leaders: Exploring Clinical Education
  • Presentation ( 6/19/06) at a CNL Preceptor Workshop at Kaiser Terra Linda
  • An Exploratory Study of NP Perceptions About the Importance of Health Promotion and its Emphasis in Clinical Practice
  • Poster presented (3/16 – 3/20/06) at the California Association for Nurse Practitioners Annual Convention in San Diego, California
  • Critical Thinking as a Fundamental Skill for Nursing
  • Paper presented (9/14/04) at the National League for Nursing Summit
  • Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas
  • Rethinking the Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Paper presented (4/10/03) at Associate Degree Nurse Educators Summit
  • Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona
  • From the Dark Ages to the Space Age: Rethinking Nursing Fundamentals
  • Paper presented (9/20/02) at the National League for Nursing Summit
  • Annual Convention in Anaheim, California
  • Four Perspectives: The Meaning of Old Age and Care
  • Paper presented (3/6/97) at the Society for Applied Anthropology and Society for Medical Anthropology Joint Meetings in Seattle, Washington (3/4 - 3/9/97)
  • Multi-disciplinary Care of the Hospitalized Elder
  • Case Study presentation (12/6/96) at Geriatric Assessment a 1-day CE event at Summit Medical Center
  • Over the Edge: Elders Experiences in an Urban Emergency Department
  • Paper presented (11/20/96) at the 1996 Gerontological Society of America Annual Convention in Washington, DC
  • The Effect of Managed Care on Health Care for the Elderly
  • Roundtable discussion participant at the 1996 Gerontological Society of America Annual Convention in Washington, DC
  • Politics & Nursing: Your Role
  • Presentation at 1996 California Nursing Students Association in Long Beach
  • The Changing Health Care System
  • Presentation at Nursing in the Millennium - a 1 day CE event at Summit Medical Center (8/2/95)
  • The Future of Nursing
  • Presentation at Alameda Hospital at the Nursing Leadership Invitational (October 1995)
  • Emergency Care: Who is Worth the Effort?
  • Poster presentation at the 1994 Community of Scholars UCSF
  • Nursing Care to Prevent & Manage Osteoporosis
  • Paper presented at the 1990 Orthopedic Nurses Association Convention in Phoenix, Arizona

Memberships

  • American Nurses Association – California Member: 1995 - 2000
  • California Association for Nurse Practitioners Member: 1999- ongoing
  • California Association for Nurse Practitioners Board of Directors 2008-2009
  • California Nurses' Association Member: 1983 - 1995
  • Gerontological Society of America Member: 1992- ongoing
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Member: 1978 - ongoing
  • Society for Applied Anthropology Member: 1994 - 2001
  • Stanford Geriatric Education Center Member: 1995-2000
  • Summit Geriatric Strategic Planning Committee Member: 1995- ongoing