Karen Jensen joins CSUCI from her prior faculty appointments which included Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles where she was Assistant Chair of the nursing program and Assistant Vice President and Director of the HOPE Health Options Program of Education and the Dean of the graduate programs. Recently she has been Coordinator of Health Sciences at Moorpark College where her responsibilities included Nursing, Radiological Technology and Emergency Medical Technician –B. While at Moorpark College she initiated the collaborative program with St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley for the St. John’s Partners in Caring Program. This eighteen month program takes employees of the St. John’s hospitals and educates them in the Moorpark College Nursing program.
Dr. Jensen was awarded a Ph.D. and M.S.N from UCLA. Her undergraduate BSN is from Marquette University Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her teaching and research interests include curriculum development, issues in health care delivery systems and gerontology. Her dissertation focused on Stress and Coping of Alzheimer’s Caregivers and was awarded a Grant from the National Institute for Health. Her nursing work history includes over twenty year experience in critical care, cardiac care and home health.