Karen AllenTitle: Professor
Chair, Director of Graduate Nursing Program
Office Location: Marsh Hall 200A
Phone: (269) 471-3364
PhD, RN, FAAN
Karen Allen is chair of the nursing department at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Mich. She joined the faculty in 1998.
Allen received her bachelor of science in nursing from Andrews University in 1979. In 1983, she completed her master of science in nursing administration from Andrews University.
In 1992, she received her doctorate in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled, "Development and Psychometric Assessment of an Instrument to Identify Barriers to Treatment for Addicted Women."
Allen has authored a book entitled Nursing Care of the Addicted Client and co-authored a book entitled Women's Health Across the Lifespan: A Comprehensive Perspective. She has written numerous articles for magazines and journals as well.
Allen received the Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship Award from the US Department of Education from 1989-1991. She was also included in "Who's Who Among African Americans" in 1998.
Allen is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPS), the president of the National Nurses Society on Addictions and a member of the Advisory Council: National Coordinating Center Office for Addiction Technology Transfer Centers.
Allen has made numerous presentations, centered mainly on women's health.
Dr. Allen teaches,"Leadership in Nursing", "Comprehensive Overview", "Professional Nursing Concepts" for RN
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