Director of the Nursing Program
DNP, Case Western Reserve
MSN, Otterbein University
BSN, Capital University
Dr. Estridge has a varied background in hospital nursing, hospital administration, and academic instruction and leadership. As a member, Karen has held local and regional leadership roles in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and Delta Kappa Gamma International Honorary. She is also a faculty member of Sigma’s Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy. Karen has published in peer reviewed journals such as Nephrology Nursing Journal and The DKG Bulletin. Her research has focused on testing Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory; and the Interteaching Method of classroom instruction. She is currently co-authoring a study, “Wellness Through a 3-D Virtual World,” using avatars for access to healthcare.
Dr. Estridge has broad committee experiences and has taught courses such as management and leadership in organizations, trends and issues in global health, theoretical foundations in healthcare research, physical aging (gerontology), and pediatric nursing.