Faculty Sketch

Karen Hande, DNP, ANP-BC

Assistant Professor

karen.a.hande@vanderbilt.edu

 

Education

Doctor of Nursing Practice 2013

  • Vanderbilt University. School of Nursing. Nashville. TN
  • DNP Scholarly Project: Measuring Endoscopic Performance for Colorectal Cancer Prevention Quality Improvement in a Gastroenterology Practice

Masters in Nursing 2003

  • Boston College. William F. Connell School of Nursing. Chestnut Hill.MA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1999

  • University of Connecticut. School of Nursing. Storrs. CT

 

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • DNP Education Best Practices
  • Mindfulness Centered Stress Reduction in Nursing Education
  • Full Practice Authority

 

Current Clinical Practice/Teaching Activity

  • DNP Integrative Application of Evidence-Based Practice Course Series Coordinator, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Oncology Symptom Support Clinic Nurse Practitioner



Representative Publications

  • Hande, K.A. & Plummer, C. (2015). Mindfulness based stress reduction in graduate nursing programs: A narrative literature review. (in progress, Fall 2015)
  • Davis, A., Moore, G., & Hande, K.A. (2015). Measuring adherence to cervical cancer screening guidelines: A quality initiative.(submitted August 2015).
  • Donaldson, T., Love, R., & Hande, K.A., Ensuring excellence of DNP scholarly projects: The application of rubrics. (in progress, Fall 2015).
    Hande, K.A., Robbins, H. M., Williams, C. T., Christenbery, T. L., & Kennedy, B. B. Transitioning evidence-based practice curriculum: BSN equivalency through MSN and DNP programs. (in progress, Fall 2015)
  • Fogel, S., Hande, K.A., & Kennedy, B. (2015). Transforming a curriculum to progress the associate degree nurse to advanced practice. Nurse Educator. DOI. 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000154.
  • Hande, K. (2014). Are you screening your patients for colorectal cancer? Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(9), 757-758. 
  • Hande, K. (March, 2014). Measuring endoscopic performance for colorectal cancer prevention quality improvement in a gastroenterology practice. Nursing Clinics of North America, (49)1, 15-28.
  • Hande, K. (2014). Hepatitis C screening and guideline update. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(1), 64-66. 
  • Raje,N., Woo, S., Hande, K., Yap, J., Richardson, P., Vallet, S.,…Anderson, K. (2007). Osteonecrosis of the jaw in multiple myeloma patients. The Hematology Journal, 92(6), 216.
  • Raje,N., Woo, S., Hande, K., Yap, J., Richardson, P., Vallet, S.,…Anderson, K. (2006). Clinical, radiographic, and biomarker characterization of multiple myeloma patients with bisphosphonate associated osteonecrosis of the jaw.  Blood, 108(11). 1025A-1026A.
  • Woo, S., Hande, K., & Richardson, P.  (2005). Osteonecrosis of the jaw and bisphosphonates. New England Journal of Medicine, 353(1): 99-102.
  • McDonald, D., McNulty, J., Erickson, K., & Weiskopf, C. (2000). Communicating pain and pain management needs after surgery. Applied Nursing Research, 13(2), 70-75.

 

Presentations

    International
    Sigma Theta Tau International’s 26th International Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Speaker, Tools for Excellence in the DNP Scholarly Project Process: Implementation of Timeline Templates and Project Formats for Dissemination, 2015
    Sigma Theta Tau International’s 25th International Research Congress, Hong Kong, China, Speaker, Measuring Endoscopic Performance for Colorectal Cancer Prevention Quality Improvement in a Gastroenterology Practice, 2014


    National
    NONPF 41st Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Podium, Ensuring excellence of DNP scholarly projects: The application of rubrics, 2015
    ANCC Board Certification Nursing Conference, Rockville, MD, Poster Presentation, Measuring endoscopic performance for colorectal cancer prevention quality improvement in a gastroenterology practice, 2014


    Regional/Local
    TNA-TASN Annual Conference, Franklin, TN, Podium, Full practice authority: An ethical resolution for improved access to care, quality of care, and cost containment, 2015
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center Advanced Practice Council, Nashville, TN, Podium, Full Practice Authority, 2015
    Sigma Theta Tau Iota Chapter, DNP Project Presentation Day, Nashville, TN, Poster, Measuring Endoscopic Performance for Colorectal Cancer Prevention Quality Improvement in a Gastroenterology Practice, 2014
    Vanderbilt University Nursing Research Day, Nashville, TN, Podium, Measuring Endoscopic Performance for Colorectal Cancer Prevention Quality Improvement in a Gastroenterology Practice, 2013
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute Affiliate Nursing Symposium, Boston, MA, Podium: Bone Health, 2006
    Advance Magazine Collaborative Care Session, Boston, MA, Speaker: Osteonecrosis, 2006
    Nurse Practitioner Consortium, Boston, MA, Podium: Advancing the Treatment and Management of Patients with Bone Metastases 2005, 2006
    International Multiple Myeloma Consortium, Boston, MA, Podium: Osteonecrosis: Presentation and management, 2005, 2006
    Dana Farber Nursing Conference, Boston, MA, Podium: Care and management of the patient with multiple myeloma, 2005
    Advance for Nurses Conference, Boston, MA, Podium: Case study of a patient with multiple myeloma, 2005
    Oncology Education Nursing Forum, Boston, MA, Podium: Multiple myeloma 2005

     

Awards

  • Dean Coleen Conway-Welch Award 2015
  • American Nurses Advocacy Institute Fellow, ANA, 2015
  • Vanderbilt Center for Teaching Junior Faculty Fellowship 2015
  • Vanderbilt University Scholarly Practice Program 2015
  • March of Dimes, Nurse of the Year Award Recipient, Risk and Quality Management 2014
  • Sigma Theta Tau Iota Chapter DNP Best Poster 2014     
  • Partners Health Care Clinical Excellence 2005
  • Brigham and Women’s Medical Nursing Care 2001
  • University Scholar, University of Connecticut 1999
  • Honors Scholar, University of Connecticut 1999

 

 

Professional Organizations

American Nurses Association
American Nurses Advocacy Institute Fellow 2015
Nursing Scope and Standards Advisory Group 2014
Member 2000 – Present
American Mindfulness Research Association
Member 2015 - Present
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Member, 2013 - Present
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Peer Review Panel 2014 – Present
Member 2014 – Present
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty
Member 2015 - Present
Nurse Academic Center Special Interest Group 2015
National League of Nursing
Member 2014 – Present
Nursing Education Perspectives Peer Review Panel 2014 – Present
Tennessee Nurses Association
Coordinating Council for Full Practice Authority Chair 2015
Expert Practice Panel Member 2015
Educational Task Force 2015
Member, District Three Delegate 2013 – Present
Tennessee Board of Nursing               
Board of Consultants for the Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation 2014 – Present
Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Chapter
Iota Chapter Leadership Succession Committee Chair 2015
Iota Chapter Membership Ambassador’s Advisory Mentor 2015
Iota Chapter Scholarly Awards Committee 2015
Iota Chapter Delegate (Convention and Electronic) 2014 -2016
Iota Chapter Communications Committee 2014
Iota Chapter Member 2013 – Present
Middle TN Advanced Practice Nurses Association
Member 2013 – Present