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Karen Elizabeth Monks

Karen Elizabeth Monks, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona. Member National League Nursing (board review 1990-1995, accreditation visitor 1985-1996), Toastmasters International (able toastmaster).

Background

  • Monks, Karen Elizabeth was born on November 3, 1936 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Louis Francis and Evelyn Anne (Hammerschmidt) McGough.

  • Education

    • Diploma in nursing, Mercy Central School Nursing, Grand Rapids, 1956. Bachelor of science in nursing, Marquette University, 1965. MSN, University Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1984.

    Career

    • Staff nurse St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, 1957-1958. Staff nurse, then head nurse Kent County Hospital, 1958-1962. Staff nurse part-time St. Joseph's Hospital, Milwaukee, 1962-1965, head nurse, 1965-1966.

      Staff nurse, then house supervisor Yuma (Arizona) Regional Medical Center, 1966-1972. Nursing instructor Arizona Western College, Yuma, 1972-1995, division chairman human services, 1984-1992. Case manager YRMC Homs Care, 1991-1996, recruitment staff development specialist, since 1996.

      Board directors Yuma Regional Medical Center, 1980-1991, chairman 1989, secretary/treasurer, 1987, vice-chairman, 1988, chairman personnel/nominations, 1981-1984. Chairman Arizona Council Associate Degree Nursing Programs, 1985-1986. Co-chairman Arizona Council on Nursing Education, 1985-1986.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona.

    Works

    • Pocket Guide to Home Health Care
    • Ideal for nurses transitioning into the home health arena, this new resource provides practical, in-depth guidance on Medicare's Conditions of Participation (COP), the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS), personal safety, ethical and legal concerns, and much more.
    • Author: Pocket Guide to Home Health Care, 2000.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member National League Nursing (board review 1990-1995, accreditation visitor 1985-1996), Toastmasters International (able toastmaster).

    Connections

    • Married Patrick Joseph Monks, November 26, 1966. Children: Laura Anne, Joseph Patrick.
    • father: Louis Francis McGough
    • mother: Evelyn Anne (Hammerschmidt) McGough
    • spouse: Patrick Joseph Monks
    • children: Laura Anne Monks
    • Joseph Patrick Monks
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