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Kristen L. Mauk, PhD, DNP, RN, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, FARN, FAAN

Kristen L. Mauk Instructor Bio:

Dr. Mauk has been a professor of nursing for many years. Prior to moving to Colorado, she was a professor of nursing at a large private university in Indiana for nearly 25 years, and there she held the first Kreft Endowed Chair for the Advancement of Nursing Science, a position dedicated to gerontological nursing. She earned a BSN from Valparaiso University, an MS in adult health from Purdue University, a PhD from Wayne State University, a post-master's GNP certification from University of Virginia, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Valparaiso University.

Dr. Mauk has 37 years of experience in chronic illness nursing, rehabilitation, and gerontological nursing and teaches in these specialties at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is certified in rehabilitation as a gerontological nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist. She has authored or edited eight books, including three that were recognized with an AJN Book of the Year Award. She has served on editorial boards for Rehabilitation Nursing and Geriatric Nursing and has written numerous articles and book chapters. Dr. Mauk is a frequent presenter at conferences at the regional, national, and international levels. She is the cofounder and president of Senior Care Central/International Rehabilitation Consultants, providing educational, clinical, and legal nurse consulting in rehabilitation and senior care in the US and internationally. Dr. Mauk is also a past president of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) and has served ARN in many roles, most significantly on the Council of Leaders, as editor of the fifth edition of the Core Curriculum, as PRN course faculty, on the task force to develop the ARN Professional Rehabilitation Nursing Competency Model, and as editor-in-chief of Rehabilitation Nursing.

Some of Dr. Mauk's recognitions include the Suzanne Smith INANE Mentoring Editors Award (2017), nominee for the National Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching (2016), three AJN Book of the Year awards (2017, 2010, 1999), CASE/Carnegie Indiana Professor of the Year (2007), VU Caterpillar Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007), ARN Educator Role Award (2007), and the ARN Distinguished Service Award (2005). Dr. Mauk has taught nurses and students in China over the past few years. She has a passion for helping other countries to develop rehabilitation nursing into a strong specialty to promote quality care for their aging populations and those with disabilities.

Kristen L. Mauk's Continuing Education Courses

The Interprofessional Rehabilitation Team

The Interprofessional Rehabilitation Team

This course is part of our CRRN(R) Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN(R) Prep-Program.

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Impact of Aging on the Rehabilitation of Older Adults

Impact of Aging on the Rehabilitation of Older Adults

This course is part of our CRRN(R) Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN(R) Prep-Program.

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Study Methods and Test-Taking Strategies for the CRRN® Exam

Study Methods and Test-Taking Strategies for the CRRN® Exam

This course is part of our CRRN(R) Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN(R) Prep-Program.

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Ethical Principles in Rehabilitation Nursing

Ethical Principles in Rehabilitation Nursing

This course is part of our CRRN(R) Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN(R) Prep-Program.

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Management of Nutrition and Metabolic Needs in Rehabilitation

Management of Nutrition and Metabolic Needs in Rehabilitation

This course is part of our CRRN(R) Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN(R) Prep-Program.

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Management of Bowel and Bladder in Rehabilitation Nursing

Management of Bowel and Bladder in Rehabilitation Nursing

This course is part of our CRRN(R) Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN(R) Prep-Program.

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Theories & Models for Rehabilitation Nursing

Theories & Models for Rehabilitation Nursing

This course is part of our CRRN(R) Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN(R) Prep-Program.

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Rehabilitation Nursing for Neurological Diseases

Rehabilitation Nursing for Neurological Diseases

This course is part of our CRRN(R) Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN(R) Prep-Program.

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Overview of Elder Abuse & Mistreatment

Overview of Elder Abuse & Mistreatment

Video Runtime: 26 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

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Preventing Lawsuits in Long-Term Care: Strategies for Administrators

Preventing Lawsuits in Long-Term Care: Strategies for Administrators

Video Runtime: 47 Minutes

This course discusses the risk factors specific to long-term care administrators that arise during legal action against facilities. Participants will gain an understanding of the legal processes… Read Morearrow_right

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NA: Elder Abuse Assessment & Interventions

NA: Elder Abuse Assessment & Interventions

Elder abuse and mistreatment is a growing problem in our aging society, but goes largely unreported. Nursing assistants (NAs) are key members of the team in identifying possible abuse situations. This course provides NAs working in various…

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