Karen Estridge

Director of the Nursing Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing
DNP, Case Western Reserve University
MSN, Otterbein University
BSN, Capital University

Dr. Estridge has 33 years of experience in hospital administration, nursing management, and nursing education. She has taught nursing courses for over 30 years at the ADN level, BSN education level, and 4 years at the doctoral level of nursing education. Her passion is to challenge students to think differently and become innovative nurse leaders who serve local and global populations.

Courses Taught

Death, Dying, and Grief
Leading and Managing Healthcare Teams
Nursing Research and Evidence Application
Theoretical Foundations of Nursing


Curriculum design, teaching-learning innovations, and nursing leadership

Research Interests

Adult Hemodialysis; Interteaching Method of Content Delivery


Estridge, K. & Owens, J. (2018) Interteaching: Enhancing the classroom experience for baccalaureate nursing students, The DKG Bulletin, 84-5, 14 – 25.

Estridge, K., Morris, D., Kolcaba, K., Winkelman, C. (January-February, 2018) The relationship between comfort and adherence to fluid restrictions in adult hemodialysis patients. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 45(1), 25 – 34.

Snyder, M.M. & Estridge, K.M. (2015) Effects of an Interprofessional Living Learning Community with Athletic Training, Dietetics, Exercise Science, and Nursing Students Athletic Training Educators’ Conference, Dallas, TX (published abstract).

Karen Estridge
Bareis Hall 318
(419) 448-2441
kestridg [at] heidelberg.edu