School of Nursing - CSU, Chico

Lightfoot, Karin

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Karin Lightfoot

MSN, RN-BC, PHN
Assistant Professor

Office: Holt 326
Phone: 530-898-3491

Office Hours: *

E-mail: klightfoot@csuchico.edu

 

 

2012 - Karin Lightfoot and Jamie Laffins

Health Career Fair

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Background

Karin Lightfoot received her BSN from CSU Bakersfield, her MSN from CSU Chico, and is currently enrolled in 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.

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New Graduate
CSU Bakersfield
1984

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:

Publications

Presentations

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)

 

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Health Equity Presentation
January 2013

 

Awards

Shasta County Public Health Value Award: Compassion 2012
Kappa Omicron Outstanding Chapter Service Award 2011
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 2009
Kappa Omicron Outstanding Chapter Service Award 2008
Kappa Omicron Student Scholarship 2008

Professional Affiliations

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)

 

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