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Judith Karshmer

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Administrative, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3020
Biography

Judith Karshmer is dean and professor of Arizona State University’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She came to ASU in 2018 from the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco (USF), where she is Dean Emerita.

At ASU, Karshmer’s focus is on expanding the global footprint of the college through academic practice partnerships that promote the college’s research agenda while embedding students and faculty in the community in meaningful ways, an approach she pioneered at USF. Karshmer was also instrumental in developing the first doctorate of nursing program in California and establishing an “evidence-based” education model that challenges students and faculty to think creatively to produce better health solutions and outcomes. 

Appointed to the San Francisco Health Commission from 2013-2018, Karshmer has extensive experience linking the community and academia and creating relationships within academia. She has overseen the formation of partnerships with University of California-Berkeley, the University of the Pacific schools of pharmacy and dentistry, and Kaiser Permanente Nurse Scholars Academy, as well as an integrated academic-practice model that allows faculty to provide services while working with students at community clinics. Karshmer is also a board member of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and member of the AACN Competency-Based Education for Doctoral Prepared APRNs National Task Force. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and was named “Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area ‘Forever Influential Honor Roll’ in 2016. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.

Karshmer graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 1970 and pursued her master’s degree in advanced psychiatric nursing at Rutgers University. She studied under Hildegard Peplau, an outspoken proponent of the humane treatment of patients with behavior and personality disorders, who contributed largely to mental health law reform. Karshmer has carried that ethos with her throughout her career as a nurse practitioner and educator. In addition to ASU and USF, Karshmer has served at the University of South Florida in the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Department of Psychiatry, and was chief academic officer, professor and department head with the Department of Nursing at New Mexico State University.

Education
  • Ph.D. Psychology (Social Psychology), New Mexico State University 1988
  • M.S. Social Psychology, University of Massachusetts 1981
  • M.S.N. Advanced Psychiatric Nursing, Rutgers - The State University of NJ 1972
  • B.S.N. Nursing, University of Iowa 1970
Publications

Books:

Levine. J., Chairperson, Wells, S., Jones-Bell, J., Cotton, M., Dannemeyer, D., Evans, M., Karshmer, J., McClendon, S., Mills, J., Parker, N., Przeklasa, C., Roach, A., Schubert, P., Tinker, D., Wooding, M. (2014) Ambulatory Registered Nurse Residency White Paper –The Need for an Ambulatory Nurse Residency Program. American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing. Accessed June 14, 2014. https://www.aaacn.org/sites/default/files/documents/white-paper-May2014.pdf

Book Chapters:

  • Karshmer, J. (1989) Human sexuality. In Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - The Therapeutic Use of Self. L. Birckhead (Ed.) Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 549-566.
  • Karshmer, J. (1988) Health Schemata: Development and Expectancy Effects. Doctoral Dissertation. Las Cruces, NM: New Mexico State University.

Manuals:

  • Karshmer, J., Lile, J., Klassen, P. (1998) Research Based Skills Manuals. [Comprehensive, research-based teaching manuals, including: handwashing, vital signs (temperature, respiration, blood pressure) wound care, dressing change, NG tubes, indwelling catheters, application of heat and cold, restraints, backrub, IM injections, positioning, ROM, isolation techniques and universal precautions]. Las Cruces, NM: New Mexico State University, Department of Nursing.
  • Karshmer, J. (1989) Nursing diagnoses based patient classification system. Guidelines for Nursing Practice. Las Cruces, NM: Mesilla Valley Hospital Practice Standards.
  • Karshmer, J. (1988) Psychiatric Nursing – A practical approach. An eight-part video course for psychiatric nursing staff development used for orientation training at the Mesilla Valley Hospital (Las Cruces, NM) and affiliate hospitals.

Webinars:

  • RN Transition to Practice Program. Center to Champion Nurses in America. Reinhard, S., Farmer, P., West, N., Swift, G.,Wilson, D., Karshmer, J. March 27, 2014.
  • Harnessing the Power of Community Partners to Change Practice. America Association of Colleges of Nursing, J. Karshmer, J. Jones-Bell, N. West, November 21, 2013.
  • Designing & Implementing a DNP Program: Practical Solutions to Practical Problems. A Three- Part Webinar Series. J. Karshmer and C. Stegbauer. America Association of Colleges of Nursing, February 8 and 21, March 30, 2011.
  • New Graduate RN Transition Programming: California Informational Web Conference. D. Jones, N. West, J. Karshmer, and C. White. February 22, 2011

Journals:

  • Karshmer, J., Pavlic, D., Ziehm, S., Ong-Flaherty, C., Curtis A., Borges, W. (under review) Embedded Faculty Practice: Promoting a Model for Academic Nursing that Enables Faculty to Link Practice with Teaching, Nursing Outlook.
  • Ziehm , S., Karshmer. J., Greiner, P. Greenberg, C., Berman, A., McFarland, P. (under review) Statewide Political Activism for California Academic Nursing Leaders, Journal of Professional Nursing.
  • Berman, A., Beazley, B., Karshmer J., Prion, S, Van, P., Wallace, J., West, N. (2014) Competence Gaps Among Unemployed New Nursing Graduates Entering a Community- Based Transition-to-Practice Program. Journal of Nursing Education, 39 (2) 56-61.
  • Jones-Bell, J., Karshmer, J., Berman, A., Prion, S., Van, P., Wallace, J., West, N. (2014) Collaborative academic/practice transition program for new graduate RNs in community settings: lessons learned. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45 (6) 259-264.
  • Wallace, J., Berman, A., Karshmer, J., Prion, S., Van, P., West, N. (2014) Economic aspects of community-based, academic-practice transition programs for unemployed new nursing graduates. Journal of Nurses Professional Development, 30 (5) 237-241.
  • West, N., Berman, A., Karshmer, J., Prion, S., Van, P., Wallace, J. (2014) Preparing new graduate nurses for practice in multiple settings: a community-based academic-practice partnership model. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45 (6) 252-256.
  • Beal, J., Alt-While, A., Erickson, J., Everett, L., Fleshner, I., Karshmer, J., Swider, S., Gale, S. (2012) Academic Practice Partnerships: A National Dialogue. Journal of Professional Nursing, 28 (6) 327-332.
  • Everett, L., Bowers, B., Beal, J., White, Alt-White, A., Erickson, J., Gale, S., Gergely, S., Flishern, I., Karshmer, J., Swider, S. (2012) Academic-Practice Partnerships Fuel Future Success. Journal of Nursing Administration, 42 (12) 554-556.
  • Karshmer, J. (2012) Is a Clinical Experience in Maternal Child Health Critical to the Education of Baccalaureate Nursing Students? 2nd Opinion. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 37 (6) 358-9.
  • Karshmer, J. (2010) Leadership for Academic-Service Partnerships: A Mandate for the Profession. Nurse Leader, 8 (2) 52-55.
  • Seed, M., Torkelson, D., Karshmer, J. (2009) The Clinical Nurse Leader: Helping Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses Transform their Practice. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 47 (10) 8-9.
  • Karshmer, J., Seed, D., Torkelson, D. (2009) The Clinical Nurse Leader: How will the role affect psychiatric Nursing? Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 47 (10) 8-9.
  • MacIntyre, R., Murray, T., Teel, C., & Karshmer, J. (2009). Five Recommendations for Pre- Licensure Clinical Nursing Education. Journal of Nursing Education, 48 (8), 447-453.
  • Hales, A., Karshmer, J., Williams, J, Mann, J., Robbins, L. (2004) Preparing for prescriptive privileges: A standard for the psychiatric-mental health preceptorship. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 40 (3) 93-103.
  • Hales, A., Karshmer, J., Montes-Sandoval, L., Glasscock, F., Summers, L., & Williams, J. (2003) The role of the CNS in the public school, Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 17 (2) 95-100.
  • Klassen, P., Karshmer, J., & Lile, J. (2002) Research-based practice: Applying the standard in nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education, 41, 121 – 124.
  • Summers, L., Williams, J., & Karshmer, J. (2001) Integrated behavioral health: A nurse practitioner – Clinical nurse specialist cooperative. The 2001 Sourcebook for Advanced Practice Nurse, 20-22.
  • Koenes, S., and Karshmer, J. (2000) Depression: A comparison study between blind and sighted adolescents. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 21, 1 – 12.
  • Ford, T., Karshmer, J., Hales, A. (2000) Using standards of Practice and key clinical points for teaching psychiatric-mental health nursing. Nurse Educator, 25 (3) 149 – 152.
  • Hales, A., Karshmer, J., Montes-Sandoval, L.,& Fiszbein, A. (1998) Preparing for prescriptive privileges: A CNS-physician collaborative model. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advance Nursing Practice, 12 (2) 73-81.
  • Karshmer, J. and Hales, A. (1997) The role of the psychiatric CNS in the emergency department. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 11 (6) 264-268.
  • Karshmer, J. and Karshmer, A. (1995) Hand-held computing in the patient care setting: A pilot project. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 19, 7 - 11.
  • Borges, W, Karshmer, J., Summers, L., and (1995) Psychiatric emergency service: Using available resources. Journal of Nursing Administration, 25 (1), 31-38.
  • Karshmer, J. (1993) Patient care blueprints: An innovation for comprehensive patient care management. Nursing Professional Reports, Department of Nursing, New Mexico State University.
  • Karshmer, J. (1992) Nine rules of thumb to make communications work. Nursing Management, 23 (11), 80I-80P.
  • Karshmer, J. (1991) Expert nursing diagnoses the link between nursing care plans and patient classification systems. Journal of Nursing Administration, 21 (1), 31-39.
  • Karshmer, J. (1990) Student developed nursing care plans: A doomed educational expectation. Accepted for publication in Nursing Outlook.
  • Karshmer, J. (1990) Just say yes. Nursing '90, November 124-128.
  • Karshmer, J. (1982) Rules of thumb: Hints for the psychiatric nursing student. Journal of Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health Services, 20 (3), 25-29.
  • Karshmer, J., Kornfeld-Jacobs, G., & Carr, A. (1980) Causal attributions: Bias in the nurse-patient relationship. Journal of Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health Services, 18 (5), 25-30.
  • Berger, S., Carli, L., Hammersla. K., Karshmer. J, & Sanchez, M. (1979) Motoric and symbolic mediation in observational learning. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 37 (5), 735-746.
  • Karshmer, J. (1978) The application of social learning theory to aggression. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 16 (5-6), 223-227.
  • LaMonica, E., and Karshmer, J. (1978) Empathy: Educating nurses in professional practice.
  • Journal of Nursing Education. 17 (2), 3-11.
  • Kornfeld-Jacobs, G., and Karshmer, J. (1977) A collaborative model for university teaching education and agency staff development. Journal of Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health Services, 1977, 15 (11), 15-22.
  • Karshmer, J. (1974) Simulations and games as growth group experiences. NBS Publication #395, Simulation and Gaming, June 312-315.
Research Activity

Funding (2001-2018):

  • Co-PI, VA Northern California Health Care System-University of San Francisco - VA Nursing Academic Partnership (VANAP) Funding, 2014-2016, 5-years of funding for six VA and four USF faculty and co-directors.
  • PI, QSEN Convening Grant, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, 2014-2018, $200,000.
  • PI, QSEN-The Joint Commission-Magnet Crosswalk, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, 2014, $48,000.
  • PI, Ambulatory Care Training Institute, Spotlight on Success Grant, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, 2014, $44,537.
  • PI, Transition to Practice in Ambulatory Care Dissemination Project, Spotlight on Success Grant, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, 2014, $44,397.
  • PI, “New Graduate RN Transition-to-Practice Program in Home-Health and Community- Based Settings. Kaiser Foundation, 2012 - $40,000; 2013 - $95,000; 2014 - $98,000. 2014 - $48,00; 2015 - $98,000.
  • PI, “New Graduate RN Transition-to-Practice Program in Home-Health and Community- Based Settings. Kaiser Foundation & San Francisco Metta Fund, 2011, $98,000.
  • PI, “Preparing the New Nursing Graduate for Professional Practice in Non-Traditional Settings: A Collaborative, University of San Francisco, Community Health Partnership, Inc., and California School Nurses Organization. California Institute for Nursing and Health Care, 2010, $80,000.
  • PI, “Helene Fuld Trust Scholarship Fund for Baccalaureate Nursing Students” The Helene Fuld Health Trust, 2008, $750,000.
  • PI, US Department of Health & Human Services, “Faculty Loan Repayment Program, The Health Resources and Services Administration” Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service, 2012; 696,920; 2011, 615,734; 2010, $513,220; 2009 $406,284; 2008, $307,454.
  • PI, US Department of Health & Human Services, “Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students” (T08) 2011 2008, $85,170; 2007, $58,037; 2006 $67,059.
  • PI, US Department of Health & Human Services, “Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship” (A10) 2009. $92,234; 2008, $79,556; 2007, $62,676; Grant Number, 2006, $57,127.
  • Co-PI, “Disaster and Trauma Training” US Department of Health & Human Services, Advanced Nursing Education Program 2004-06, $620,000.
  • Co-PI, “USF Sarasota-Manatee Nursing Informatics Demonstration Projects” US Department of Health & Human Services, 2004-06, $258,000.
  • PI, “Geropsychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program” US Department of Health & Human Services, Advanced Nursing Education Program 2002-2005, $720,200.
  • PI, “Registered Nurse and ARNP Clinical Experiences in Rural and Underserved Areas” University of South Florida, Health Sciences Center Area Health Education Center (AHEC) 2003- 04, $47,600; 2004-05, $54,000.
  • PI, “Using Information Technologies for Monitoring Key Health Indices Among Undeserved Elderly: An Innovative Approach to Increase Access to Health Care” University of South Florida, University Community Initiative 2001-02, $56,000.
Honors / Awards
  • Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area “Forever Influential Honor Roll” (2016)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) (2015)
  • San Francisco General Hospital – Outstanding Community Leader (2014)
  • 100 Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area (2013)
  • New Mexico Nurse Educator of the Year (1994) New Mexico Nurses Association
  • Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence (1992) New Mexico State University
  • New Mexico Nurse Researcher of the Year (1981) New Mexico Nurses Association
Service

Board Positions:

  • Commissioner, Health Commission, San Francisco Department of Public Health. San Francisco, CA, 2013-2018
  • Board Chair, Laguna Honda Hospital & Rehabilitation Center. San Francisco, CA, 2014-2018. Board Member, In-Home Support Services. San Francisco, CA, 2013-2018.
  • Board Member, St. Mary’s Medical Center. San Francisco, CA, 2008-2016.

 Nursing Leadership:

  • Board Treasurer, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 2016-2018.
  • Member, AACN Competency-Based Education for Doctoral Prepared APRNs National Task Force, 2016-present.
  • Board Member, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 2011-present. Board Chair, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 2014-2015.
  • Co-leader, Transitions to Practice/Residencies Action Team, California Nursing Education Re- design White Paper, Health Impact, 2015-2016.
  • Board Member, Association of California Nurse Leaders, 2014-2016. President, California Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2010-2012.
  • Co-chair, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Accreditation Review Committee, 2011- present
  • Member, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Accreditation Review Committee, 2009- 2011.
  • President, Jesuit Conference of Nursing Programs, 2013-2016.
  • Member, Academic-Practice Partnerships Joint Taskforce, American Association of Colleges of Nursing-American Organization of Nurse Executives, 2010-2015.
  • Co-chair, Education Redesign for California Report of Progress and Impact Following Nursing Education Redesign White Paper 2008.
  • Co-chair, Nursing Education Redesign for California, Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative and California Institute of Nursing and Health Care, 2007-2008.

 Inter-professional Education Leadership:

  • Steering Committee Member, Association of American Medical Colleges, Integrating Quality Initiative, 2012-2014.
  • Task Force Member, American College of Surgeons - Patient Safety Education, 2004-2008.
  • Co-Chair, Interdisciplinary Initiative Task Force, Co-Chair 2001-2006. University of South Florida, Health Sciences Center, Aging Initiative Chair, 2001-2004.