Karen Van Leuven

Karen Van Leuven, PhD, FNP-BC

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6594
Education
Ph.D., Gerontological Nursing, Research, University of California, San Francisco,
Post-Masters FNP Certificate, Western University of Health Sciences, Chico, CA
M.S., Community Health Systems, University of San Francisco
B.S.N., University of Delaware
Expertise
Primary Care
Gerontology

Publications

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.

Books & Book Chapters:

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.


GRANTS & AWARDS

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


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