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Karna Schofer

Associate Professor


Health Sciences Center, CHSE157
1320 W. Lombard St.
Davenport, IA 52804


Office hours

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Other appointment times arranged upon request.

Karna Schofer, PhD, RN

Education and Training

PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia
Education and Administration

MS(N), University of Missouri-Columbia

MEd, University of Missouri-Columbia
Special Education

BS(N), Truman State University

PC-C, Coaches Training Institute

Professional service

  • Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Program, University of Northern Colorado
  • Network Consultant for Health Care-focused clients with Global Career Management
  • Editorial Board for AORN/JSSM

Professional organizations

American College of Healthcare Executives
Sigma Theta Tau

Work experience

  • Associate Professor, St. Ambrose University
  • Director of Professional Development, Western Region, Banner Health
  • Chief Executive Officer, Estes Park Medical Center, Estes Park, Colorado
  • Sr. Vice President/Sr. Career Consultant, Global Career Management, Denver, Colorado
  • Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado
  • President/Chief Executive Officer, Poudre Valley Health System & Hospital, Ft. Collins, Colorado
  • Associate Administrator/Chief Nursing Officer, Poudre Valley Hospital, Ft. Collins, Colorado
  • Assistant Division Director for Nursing, University of MO Hospital & Clinics
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist/Coordinator of Patient Education, University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics
  • Associate Professor - Adjunct, University of Missouri
  • Clinical Instructor, University of Missouri School of Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioner, Child Health, University of Missouri Hospital
  • Head Nurse/Research Nurse, Clinical Research Center, National Institutes of Health
  • Charge Nurse, Ellis Fischel State Cancer Hospital, Columbia, Missouri

Courses taught

  • Caring, Coaching and Educating Across the Settings (Pre-licensure & RN-BSN)
  • Research Utilization
  • Nursing Management (Pre-licensure & RN-BSN)
  • Nursing Seminar
  • Clinical Application: Community Experience
  • Leadership & Contemporary Issues
  • Evidence Based Practice I

Areas of interest and scholarship

  • Coaching Health Care Leaders
  • Knowledge and practice gaps from BS grads to practice
  • Role Development in Nursing/Retention

Community service

  • Health Fair Volunteer
  • El Pomar Foundation, Regional Council Member and Selection Commissioner

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