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College of Nursing

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Karen Abel Smith
MN, BN, RN
Lecturer - Limited Term

Office: 4334 Health Sciences Building E-Wing, Saskatoon
Telephone: (306) 966-4106
Fax: (306) 966-6621
E-mail: karen.abelsmith@usask.ca
Skype: Karen.abelsmith
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Biography

Professional Interests

  • My professional interest encompasses promotion of Primary Health Care and Population Health in rural and remote areas through professional nursing practice and leadership enhancing community partnerships and program development.
  • I am interested the development of interdisciplinary professional education programs in rural and remote communities through information technologies that will provide access and allow participation in professional health education.
  • My underlying professional interest is the study of women’s health issues and nursing education, care and practice pertaining to maternal/child health.

Current Teaching
NEPS 427.3 - Partnerships with Community: Theory. This course focuses on community health theory, change and social theory. Emphasis will be on social participation theory, including program development.

NEPS 428.3 - Partnerships with Community: Clinical. This course focuses on community health theory, change and social theory. Emphasis will be on integration of social participation theory, including program development in a community setting.

NEPS 303.3 - Health Challenges IV Clinical. This course focuses on application of nursing concepts in assisting childbearing families and individuals from infancy to adolescence with prevalent health challenges.

NEPS 450.3 - Nursing Partnerships with Communities: Theory. This course uses a Primary Health Care framework to explore the nursing role in population health promotion, community development, and community capacity building. Emphasis will be on social participation theory, including program development.  This course is only open to SDEO of the NEPS.

NEPS 356.3 - The Practice of Nursing IV Clinical. This course provides participants with opportunities for the integration of theory and practice in assisting infants, children, adolescents, and childbearing families with challenges to their health. This course is open only to participants in the SDEO of the NEPS.

 

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