Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kristen Mauk

Meet Dr. Kristen Mauk

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Philosophy in Nursing (Wayne State University)
  • DNP (Valparaiso University)
  • MSN (Purdue University)
  • BSN (Valparaiso University)
  • Certifications: GNP-BC, GCNS-BC, CRRN
  • Fellowships: American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Kristen Mauk has over 35 years of clinical and academic experience in rehabilitation and gerontological nursing, and teaches in these specialties at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Prior to CCU, she was a Professor of Nursing and Kreft Endowed Chair for 24 years at Valparaiso University in Indiana. Mauk is certified as both a gerontological nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist, as well as holding certification in rehabilitation nursing. She has authored or edited eight books, including three that have been recognized with an AJN Book of the Year Award. Mauk's gerontological textbook is in its 4th edition and is a bestseller in this specialty area.

In addition, Mauk has served on editorial boards for Rehabilitation Nursing and Geriatric Nursing, and has written numerous articles and over 50 book chapters. She is a frequent presenter at conferences at the regional, national, and international levels. She is the co-founder and President of Senior Care Central/International Rehabilitation Consultants, providing educational, clinical, and legal nurse consulting in rehabilitation and senior care in the U.S. and internationally. Mauk is a past Editor in Chief for Rehabilitation Nursing and is currently the Senior Editor for the Journal of Christian Nursing.

Mauk has served as a leader in the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) for more than 30 years, including: ARN President, Board of Directors, Council of Leaders, PRN course faculty, Rehabilitation Nursing Competency Model Task Force member, Editor of the 5th edition of the Core Curriculum, Illiana ARN Chapter President, and many other roles.

Recognitions
  • Suzanne Smith Mentoring Editor Award through INANE (2018)
  • AJN Book of the Year Award (2017, 2010 and 1999)
  • Nominee for the National Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teachers (2016)
  • Kreft Endowed Chair for the Advancement of Gerontological Nursing (2007 – 2015)
  • CASE/Carnegie Indiana Professor of the Year (2007)
  • VU Caterpillar Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007)
  • ARN Educator Role Award (2007)
  • ARN Distinguished Service Award (2005)
Publications
  • Mauk, K. L. & Hobus, M. (in press). Nursing as Ministry. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Russell, C. A. & Mauk, K. L. (in press). A Ministry of Care: A Guide for Faith Communities. Kansas City, MO: The Foundry Publishing.
  • Mauk, K. L. (2019). Rehabilitation. In P. Larson (Ed.) Chronic Illness: Impact and Interventions. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Mauk, K. L. (2019). Long term care. In P. Larson (Ed.) Chronic Illness: Impact and Interventions. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Mauk, K. L. (2019). Qualitative designs: Using words to provide evidence. In N. A. Schmidt & J. M. Brown (Eds.) Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing: Appraisal and Application of Research. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
  • Mauk, K. L. (2019). What do the qualitative data mean? In N. A. Schmidt & J. M. Brown (Eds.) Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing: Appraisal and Application of Research. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
  • Mauk, K. L. (Ed.) (2018). Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
  • Mauk, K. L., Li, P. Y., Jin, H., Rogers, J., & Scalzitti, K. (2017). Educating Chinese Nurses about Rehabilitation Nursing: Findings from a Single Cohort Quantitative Pilot Project. Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, 42(5), 180 – 190.
  • Meng, X. M., Mauk, K. L., Chen, X. L. et al. (2016). Origin and content of rehabilitation nursing competency model and its enlightenment for rehabilitation nursing in China. Chinese Nursing Research, 30(12B), 4353 – 4357.
  • Vaughn, S., Mauk, K. L., Jacelon, C. S., Larsen, P. D., Rye, J., Wintersgill, W., Cave, C. E. (2016). The competency model for professional rehabilitation nursing. Rehabilitation Nursing, 41(1), 33-44. doi: 10.1002/rnj.225.
  • Mauk, K. L., Brandy, J., Garcia, S., Kennel, A., & Hendrix-Anderson, C. (2015). Health concerns of the oldest old: A Pilot. Jacobs Journal of Gerontology, 1(3), 1 – 11.
  • Wang, Y., Dong, W., Mauk, K., Li, P., Wan, J., Yang, G., et al. (2015). Nurses’ practice environment and their job satisfaction: A study on nurses caring for older adults in Shanghai. PLoS ONE 10(9), e0138035. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138035