Karin Lightfoot

Karin Walden GradMSN, RN-BC, PHN, PHD
Director 

Office: Trinity 121

Phone: 530-898-5891

Office Hours: *

E-mail: klightfoot@csuchico.edu

Background

New Graduate CSU Bakersfield 1984

Karin Lightfoot received her BSN from CSU Bakersfield, her MSN from CSU Chico, and has recently completed a PhD program in public health at Walden University. She has worked as a public health nurse for most of her nursing career. She worked at public health departments in Shasta, Tehama, Stanislaus and Kern Counties. As a public health nurse, Karin worked in many roles including regional public health nurse, California Children’s Services case manager, Maternal Child Adolescent Health Coordinator, and Outreach Nurse. Karin’s vast public health experience has included assignments in communicable disease and targeted case management.

Karin also participated in the development and implementation of an infant mental health program which helped identify women experiencing maternal depression and assisted them in accessing treatment services. In addition, she was the SIDS Coordinator for Shasta County. Karin has also worked as a hospital staff nurse in the medical intensive care and obstetrics units, and as a childbirth educator. In addition, Karin served as the school nurse as part of a preschool assessment team, and she worked as a blood donation nurse. She currently volunteers as a Parish Nurse/Faith Community Nurse for her church and serves as a Faith Community Nurse Coordinator.

Research Interests

Master’s Thesis: Advanced Practice Nursing in Public Health: Survey of California Public Health Department Directors of Nursing (Spring, 2009) Other areas of interest:

  • Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Health Equity
  • Perinatal Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorder Prevention
  • Preconception Care
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Publications

  • Warner, K. D., & Lightfoot, K. (2014). Theoretical Bases of Community Health Nursing. In J. A. Allendar, C. Rector, & K. D. Warner (Eds.), Community & public health nursing: Promoting & protecting the public’s health (8th ed., pp. 438-458). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippencont Williams & Wilkins.

  • Warner, K. D. & Lightfoot, K. (2010). Theoretical Basis of Community Health Nursing. In J. A. Allendar,  C. Rector & K. D. Warner (Eds.), Community health nursing, promoting & protecting the public’s health (7th ed., pp. 374-389). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippencott Williams & Wilkins.

Presentations

Health Equity Presentation January 2013

Karin Lightfoot - Health Equity Presentation January 2013

YearPresentation
January 2013 Northern California Professional Nurse Network, Presenter (Health Equity: Nursing's Role in Addressing Social Determinants of Health)
Fall 2011 Kappa Omicron, CSU Chico Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Presenter (Travel Health: See the World, Stay Well)
Fall 2009 Kappa Omicron, CSU Chico Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Presenter (Advanced Practice Public Health Nursing: Survey of California Public Health Department Directors of Nursing)
October 2009 Sigma Theta Tau International 40th Biennial Convention, Rising Star Poster Presentation (Advanced Practice Public Health Nursing: Survey of California Public Health Department Directors of Nursing
June 2009 Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, Concurrent Session Presenter (Advanced Practice Public Health Nursing: Survey of California Public Health Department Directors of Nursing)
Spring 2008 Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, Poster Presentation (Advanced Practice Nursing in Local Public Health Agencies in California)

 Awards

YearAward
2012 Shasta County Public Health Value Award: Compassion
2011 Kappa Omicron Outstanding Chapter Service Award
2009 Rising Stars of Scholarship and Research Poster Program, Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention
2009 Featured in article: Hanink, E. Public Health Nursing. Working Nurse Aug, 24, 16-18
2009 Kappa Omicron Student Scholarship
2008 Kappa Omicron Outstanding Chapter Service Award
2008 Kappa Omicron Student Scholarship

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • Association of Community Health Nurse Educators
  • Northern California Faith Community Nurses
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Northern California Professional Nurse Network
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Omicron Chapter
  • Western Institute of Nursing

Courses Taught at CSU, Chico

Nursing 314: Practicum Maternal Child Nursing 
Nursing 315W: Family Nursing Theory (on-line) 
Nursing 474: Practicum Community Health Nursing 
Nursing 475W: Public Health Nursing (on-line)

*(Note: Will be teaching N315 and 475 in fall, 2013)

Photos

2012 Karin Lightfoot



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