University of Pennsylvania
Master of Science
University of South Florida
Master of Public Health
University of South Florida
Bachelor of Science Nursing
Texas Christian University
Professor and Director ASBSN Program
California State University, Stanislaus
612 Magnolia Street
Direct responsibility for overall program implementation and oversight including:
- Management of program related funds including facilities planning
- Grant management of $200.000.00 in curriculum development funds
- Collaboration with area health care and social service agencies
- Recruitment, hiring and supervision of new faculty
- Student advising
- Recruitment of program applicants
- Ongoing theoretical and clinical instruction in public health nursing, research and senior practicum supervision.
2005 - 2011
California State University, Chico
School of Nursing
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929
Upper-division undergraduate and graduate instruction of nursing students. Courses: Public Health Nursing (clinical supervision; on-line RN/BSN theory); Undergraduate Nursing Research; Graduate Issues & Ethics (on-line); Graduate Community Health Nursing practicum supervision; Thesis/Project supervision. Committees: Academic Senate and Faculty & Student Policies Committee (2009-11), University Scholarship Committee (2005-08), SON Graduate Committee; SON Executive Committee; Semester 6 Coordinator. Highlights: Project Co-Director for Diabetic Retinopathy screening program with vulnerable populations; Primary investigator for study of undergraduate nursing students’ views on poverty; Developed three new PHN independent clinical sites in low-income senior housing complexes; coordinator of spring pinning ceremony for graduating nursing students (2006 & 2007).
2003 - 2005
California State University, Sacramento
Division of Nursing
6000 J. Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6104
Upper-division undergraduate and graduate instruction of nursing students. Courses: Community Health Nursing (theory) and supervision of public health nursing experiences at area health departments (Sacramento & Placer counties); Graduate Nursing Research; Graduate Issues & Ethics. Faculty advisor for 3 graduate thesis/projects. Committees: Vice Chair of Division Assembly (2004-2005); Chair Graduate Curriculum; Undergraduate Curriculum; and Program Evaluation. University Program Review Team member; Panel member for Outstanding Teacher Award nominating committee. Highlights: completely revised the Community Health Nursing course including website development; syllabus; evaluation methods. Ongoing liaison with area community health agencies for clinical site development. Served as medical recruitment evaluator for U.S. Navy in Sacramento area. Completed initial phase of Denver II Master Instructor Certification Program. Continued efforts to develop information competency guidelines for inclusion in undergraduate curriculum.
2000 - 2003
California State University, Fresno
Department of Nursing
2345 East San Ramon Avenue M/S MH 25
Fresno, California 93740-8031
Upper division undergraduate and graduate instruction of nursing students. Lead faculty for Community Health Nursing course. Courses: Community Health (lecture/clinical), Theory/Research, and Advanced Research Methodology. Chair for 3 completed graduate projects. Additional activities include: Co-Project Director - Local Incentive Award from the California Nutrition Network for Healthy Active Families (California DHS & USDA); Chair and founder, Community Health Nursing Collaborative (Public Health Nursing Directors & Faculty); Human Subjects Chair of Graduate Curriculum Committee (1999-2002); Department of Nursing Undergraduate Curriculum Committee; and Secretary College of Health and Human Services Curriculum Subcommittee. Highlights: Expanded existing and developed new community agency placements for students in 4 county public health departments, as well as private agencies targeting medically underserved populations. Yearly, over 30 additional community-based agencies received health education programs offered through the service learning component of the community health nursing course. Revised and updated Human Subjects submission protocol within the Department of Nursing for both students and faculty. Developed two Web-enhanced courses.
1999 - 2000
California State University Fresno
Department of Nursing
2345 East San Ramon Avenue M/S MH 25
Fresno, California 93740-8031
Courses: Nursing Issues, Community Health Nursing (clinical), undergraduate Theory/Research. Additional Activities: Curriculum Development Committee for the California Nutrition Network for Health Active Families (local incentive award); Department of Nursing Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.
Assistant Professor/Educational Liaison
La Salle University
School of Nursing
Dual position as public health faculty for undergraduate, RN-BSN track, and graduate programs. Courses taught included Public Health Nursing, Health Promotion, Nursing Issues, and Program Planning & Evaluation (graduate level). Other responsibilities included integrating ongoing community health experiences into the entire undergraduate program. Activities, including immunization programs, Head-start screenings, and health/educational forums were melded with traditional clinical experiences. Collaborated with the La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center to implement various grants; including two DHHS Nursing Special Projects Program Grants. Faculty liaison with city/county public health officials and private health organizations.
Bucks County Community College
Department of Nursing
Clinical instructor for junior and senior level medical/surgical course. Appointed as primary clinical faculty for trial home care experience implemented in 1994. Temporary PA Board of Registered Nurses curriculum approval granted based on personal expertise in area. A home care/hospice curricular component was made permanent in 1995 following final board approval, student satisfaction, and community agency support.
University of Pennsylvania
College of Nursing
Adjunct faculty for both undergraduate and graduate level children’s health courses. Assisted in reviewing and grading course papers and projects, as well as providing guidance and expertise to students on an individual basis. Appointed as Writing Fellow for campus wide writing enhancement program for undergraduate students.
Jan.- May, 1991
Recalled to active duty in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Served two months at land based Fleet Hospital during hostilities. Assignments included serving as Assistant Charge Nurse for a 30-bed medical ward, designing and implementing a deployment research project, and representing the Nurse Corps on the Fleet Hospital 15 Research Committee.
Delaware Valley Twin Study
University of Pennsylvania
Collection of physiologic and behavioral data during home visits in this NIH funded longitudinal study of cardiovascular risk factors in twins and their parents.
State of Florida, Department of HRS
Hillsborough County Public Health Department
Presented lectures on HIV to 11th and 12th grade students at four areas schools. Groups consisted of up to 100 students. Clinic duties included intake screening, assessment and health promotion for pediatric, maternity, family planning and primary care clients, as well as administration of routine and travel immunizations.
Walworth County Public Health Nurses
Responsible for case load of up to 25 homebound individuals.
Waukesha Memorial Hospital
Staff/Relief Charge Nurse for 30-bed pediatric medical/surgical unit.
U.S. Navy - Nurse Corps
Naval Regional Medical Center
Assistant Charge Nurse for pediatric clinics and emergency room.
Staff/Relief Charge Nurse for 26-bed pediatric medical unit.
Staff/Relief Charge Nurse for 30-bed adult medical unit.
Vice-president Kappa Omicron – STTI. Elected to position 2010-2012 & 2006-2008. Duties/activities: participate in KO Executive Board monthly meetings; assist in recruitment of new members; assist in planning annual Induction Ceremony; & serve as new member mentor.
Board member of the Association Community Health Nursing Educators; Elected Membership Chair for two-year term. Duties: Coordination of membership recruitment nationally and oversight of all regional members-at-large.
Secretary, Kappa Omicron – STTI. Elected to position April 2008; term ending April 2010. Duties/activities: participate in KO Executive Board monthly meetings; maintain minutes of each meeting; arrange mailing of quarterly newsletter; responsible for ongoing maintenance of chapter documentation; assist in annual Induction Ceremony.
Mentor, Doctoral student – Western University. Provided research experience for DNP student over 2 semesters in the area of data management and research methodology.
Editorial Board Member (Nursing & Health Care) – California Journal of Health Promotion (invited member). Responsible for assigning reviewers and submitting summary report and recommendations to the editor for manuscript submissions.
Faculty Partner, Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion. USDA funded Network for Healthy California, .nutrition education grant.
2006 - 2008
Board member of the Association Community Health Nursing Educators; Elected Western Member-at-Large for two-year term. Duties: Coordination of membership recruitment in 13 western states with membership of approximately 100 and 11 state representatives.
1978 - 2002
U.S. Naval Reserves (retired Dec. 2002)
Promoted to Captain (0-6), June 1998
Previous positions: Officer-in-Charge Naval Reserve Naval Hospital Bremerton Detachment (1999-2001); Readiness Command Region Four Staff Nurse Corps Officer, Fort Dix, New Jersey (1993-1996); Officer-in-Charge, Fleet Hospital detachment with over 50 personnel (1996-1998). Qualifications: Health Services Department Head/Division Officer, Ambulatory Care Nurse, & Educator.
Community Health Nursing Certification Review.
Provided professional expertise in the evaluation of items proposed for the NLN Assessment and Evaluation testing in the area of Community Health Nursing. One of only 3 reviewers from California and 19 nationwide selected.
1997 - 1998
Bridging the Gaps: Philadelphia Community Health
Internship Program. Invited to serve as a faculty advisor for educational seminars and provide on-site supervision for medical and social work students assigned to the La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center. This ongoing summer internship program was designed to broaden health professional student training through service to under-served communities.
Independence Foundation (sponsored) DACUM Research Activity (Developing an Associate Degree Nursing Curriculum to Understand and Meet Community Health Needs). Invited to serve as a professional expert for this preliminary work in associate level curriculum design in the area of community health nursing.
Allender, J.A., Rector, C., & Warner, K. D. (Eds). (2014). Community & public health nursing: Promoting and protecting the publics’ health (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Allender, J.A., Rector, C., & Warner, K. D. (Eds). (2010). Community health nursing: Promoting and protecting the publics’ health (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Warner, K. D. (2005). Clients with disabilities and chronic illnesses. In J. A. Allender & B. W. Spradley (Eds.), Community health nursing: Promoting and protecting the public’s health (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Warner, K. D., & Spradley, B. W. (2005). Clients living with mental health issues and addictions. In J. A. Allender & B. W. Spradley (Eds.), Community health nursing: Promoting and protecting the public’s health (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Outstanding Service Learning – awarded by Kappa Omicron Chapter - Sigma Theta Tau International in recognition of efforts to bring a Nurse-Managed Center to the School of Nursing at CSU, Chico and for ongoing provision of unique civic engagement activities in the nursing program.
Nominee - RN of the Year. Central Valley Coalition of Nursing Organizations. The 17th Annual “RN of the Year” Awards Banquet. Nominated by CSU Fresno Department of Nursing in the area of Nursing Education.
2002 Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal
1991 Meritorious Unit Commendation
1991 Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
1991 Southwest Asia Service Medal
1991 Overseas Service Medal
1991 Liberation of Kuwait Medal (Kuwait)
1973/1991 National Defense Service Medal (twice awarded)
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (Annual meeting). Diabetic Retinopathy screening: An academic practice partnership. Concurrent session presentation.
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (Annual meeting). Evaluation of Community Health Nursing experiences that promote PHN interests and employment among RN-BSN graduates. Co-presented with C. Rector (CSU Bakersfield).
The Western Institute of Nursing (42nd Annual Research Conference). Poster – Evaluation of RN-BSN education: Comparison of two university programs. Co-presented with C. Rector & K. Gilchrist (CSU Bakersfield).
American Public Health Association (Annual meeting & Exposition). Poster - Evaluation of two technology-enhanced RN-BSN programs: Emphasis on beneficial characteristics of Community/Public Health Nursing courses. Co-presented with C. Rector & K. Gilchrist (CSU Bakersfield).
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (Annual meeting). Emergency Preparedness for Community Dwelling Seniors: PHN Students Respond.
Kappa Omicron – STTI 10th Biennial Research Conference. Disasters Happen: Do You Know Your Role? Co-presented with B. Hanna, RN PHN CCM (President, Home Health Care Management, Inc.)
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (Annual meeting). Nursing Student’ Attitudes & Beliefs About Poverty. Co-presented with S. Holcomb (Sacramento State, Dept. of Nursing)
American Public Health Association (Annual meeting & Exposition). Poverty & Health: A Survey of Nursing Students’ Attitudes & Beliefs. Co-presented with S. Hoban (CSU Chico)
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (Annual meeting). Poverty & Health: Exploring Nursing Students’ Attitudes & Beliefs.
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (Annual meeting). Information Competency & Community Health Nursing Education (Poster presentation).
Placer County Department of Health and Human Services. Public Health Nursing – Case Manager Meeting. Overview of Nursing Student Experiences and the Role of Preceptors.
CSU Fresno Kinesiology Pedagogy Club. 4th Annual Physical Education Workshop. Nutrition – Diet & Cooking. Co-presented with Dr. D. Harris, Department of Social Work Education.
Central Valley Nutrition Network Collaborative. Culturally Appropriate Healthy Food Shopping: A Review of the Literature.
CSU, Fresno Upward Bound Program. Nutrition and Physical Activity: A Practical Approach.
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (Annual meeting). Thinking Outside the Box: Opportunities & Challenges for RN/BSN Students Working with a Church-Sponsored Foundation.
CSU Fresno Department of Nursing Baccalaureate Program Pinning Ceremony: Keynote Speech. The Role of Registered Nurses Today. Invited by Senior Pinning Ceremony Committee.
STTI – Annual Research Conference
Title: Health-Related Lifestyle Behaviors of Twins: Environmental and Situational Influences.
Nursing Education 97
Title: The Educational Liaison Position – Bridging the Gap between Service and Education. Co-presented with Cynthia Capers, Ph.D., RN.
Grants & Research Activities
2010 – 2011
Planning Committee: ADN-BSN-MSN Collaborative between CSU Chico and Butte College. Committee planned and implemented fast-track RN/BSN program with first cohort Summer 2012. Content expert for PHN component of program – arranged 10 additional clinical practicum experiences to meet programmatic need. Funded through Song-Brown Workforce Training Act and Perkins IB Discipline/Industry Collaborative for Health Occupations.
Co-author of grant application to the California Health Care Foundation to fund the project: Expanding Diabetic Retinopathy Screening to Safety-net and Rural Clinics in California. Seeking $10,000.00 to purchase equipment and support outreach by CSU Chico nursing and nutrition students. Partnership with Dr. J. McDonald & Dr. C. Wolff (CNAP). Status: not funded.
Co-Author of NIH grant application: NorCal Academic Health Center Community Infrastructure Project. Funding source: Recovery Act Limited Competition: Building Sustainable Community-Linked Infrastructure to Enable Health Science Research (RC4). Status: not funded.
May, 2007 - 2008
Consultant for Golden State Nursing Foundation (ANA/C) on Disaster Readiness and Response Initiative. Funding of $100,000 provided by WebMD Health Foundation for needs assessment and overall project planning. Providing expert advice to the foundation in the development of annual verification for licensed health care personnel, conducting needs assessment, and professional certification issues. Ongoing coordination and consultation with California Emergency Medical Services Authority to assure that qualified and prepared personnel are available during emergency situations. Conducted survey of over 500 California nurses regarding emergency preparedness February – April, 2008.
CELT Impact Grant – California State University, Chico. Awarded $9770 for project: Development of a Nurse-Managed Community Care Center with S. Hoban. Coordinated a half-day conference Nurse-Managed Centers: Service Learning in the Community – attended by community members, faculty and students (May 2007). Funding period August, 2006 to May, 2007.
Faculty Development Award – California State University, Chico. Awarded $6438 in assigned time and operating expenses for work as editor/author of Community Health Nursing: Promoting & Protecting the Public’s Health (7th edition) – Allender, Rector, & Warner.
Research Award – California State University, Chico. Awarded $4625 in assigned time for work as editor/author of Community Health Nursing: Promoting & Protecting the Public’s Health (7th edition) – Allender, Rector, & Warner.
Information Competence Grant. Responsible for development and testing of education materials for undergraduate students at several levels in the nursing curriculum. The ultimate goal of this 1 year grant was to enhance skill in obtaining and evaluating internet based information.
Grant Reviewer for First 5 Sacramento Commission. Grant submissions targeting improved levels of Breastfeeding in Sacramento County were evaluated. Through an individual and group review process, submissions were scored with findings provided to the commission for final evaluation and awarding of approximately 3 million dollars over a 3-year period.
2001 - 2003
Co-Project Director for the CSU Fresno Nutrition
Network for Healthy Active Families program administered through the California Department of Health Services and USDA. Responsible for grant oversight including all progress and fiscal reporting for this $300,000 program. Directed ongoing grant activities centered on nutrition and physical activity for low-income populations throughout the Central Valley. Developed and implemented a survey of university student attitudes/behaviors related to healthy eating and physical activity levels.
Protocol development for Peripheral Bone Density Screening: Ultrasound of the Heel at Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA. This protocol and associated background/resource information was seen by the facility as instrumental in identification of at-risk groups, costs savings to the institution, and pioneering this innovative methodology.
Grant Submission to the Helene Fuld Health Trust to develop a Community Health Nursing Track within the existing MPH program offered through the College of Health and Human Services, CSU, Fresno. Invited to submit proposal following letter of intent review by the trust. The full grant application was submitted but not subsequently funded.
April – June, 2000
Consultant. Assisted in grant submissions for Community Medical Centers efforts to obtain Ryan White Grant funds and a separate proposal to plan and implement a Primary Care Program for vulnerable adult populations. Authored sections of grant proposal dealing with community needs assessment and program evaluation criteria. Ryan White Grant approved with implementation July, 2001.
Grant Reviewer for California State Health and Human Services grant funds for shelter programs assisting abused women and children. Nearly $54 million were awarded to 88 shelter-based agencies, 23 community-based organizations, and 9 community planning grants throughout the state.
Consultant for a DHHS Nursing Special Projects
Program Grant for the La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center. Expertise in working with select groups of high risk males in Lower Bucks County, Pennsylvania seen as vital during the initial phases of grant implementation.
Consultant on a breast health grant for Naval Hospital Rhode Island (1996). As part of a multimillion dollar grant for military facilities nationwide, an unsolicited $30,000.00 award was made to this Naval Hospital. Planned and coordinated the initial phases of this initiative including: assessment of target population, interface with local and state public health officials, time line, budget, and evaluation criteria.
Research Assistant for the Delaware Valley Twin Study. Responsible for collecting a wide variety of data vital to this NIH funded study of cardiovascular risk factors in children and their parents. Conducted interviews, gathered physiologic and behavioral data, performed venipuncture and sample preparation with strict adherence to study protocols. Served as the primary research assistant during the final phase of this longitudinal study.
Principal Investigator for a research project dealing with the impact of the Persian Gulf Crisis on Navy Nurse Corps officers recalled with Fleet Hospital 15 in Saudi Arabia from January 16 through March 27, 1991. Poster presentation of findings at AMSUS Convention, November 1991.
MPH Project involved assessment of vaccination compliance within Hillsborough County schools between 1982 and 1988. This was believed the first attempt to measure the level of compliance for grades 1 through 6 in this Florida county. The findings were utilized by the Public Health Department to increase vaccination compliance within the schools prior to outbreaks of pertussis and measles within the pre-school population.
Professional Nurse Registration
State of California
(561735) Expiration - February 28, 2014
Certified Public Health Nurse
State of California, Board of Registered Nursing
(PHN 63205) – January 23, 2001
Sigma Theta Tau – Elected to membership November 1989.
Vice President - Kappa Omicron Chapter (2010-2012 & 2006- 2008); Secretary 2009-2011.
American Public Health Association – 1998 to present
Nominated as Public Health Student Mentor, 1998
The Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) – 2001 to present; Membership Chair (June, 2009-2011); Western Member-at-Large (June, 2006 – 2008)
Saudi Arabia – 1991
Residence – Mulheim Ruhr, Germany (1982-84)