Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kristen Mauk

Meet Dr. Kristen Mauk

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

Dr. Kristen Mauk has over 40 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. Dr. 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 several books, including three that have been recognized with an AJN Book of the Year Award. Mauk's gerontological textbook is in its 5th 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.

Dr. 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. Dr. Mauk is a founding member of the international taskforce to start a global rehabilitation nursing certification.

  • CCU Outstanding Nursing Faculty Award (2019)
  • 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)
  • First 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)
Select Publications
  • Mauk, K. L. (Ed.) (2023). Gerontological nursing: Competencies for care. Jones and Bartlett Learning
  • Akers, S. W., & Mauk, K. L. (2023). Nursing education's dynamic history: Challenging, creative, and courageous. Journal of Christian Nursing, 40(2), 102-109. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000001048
  • Dutka, J. T., Gans, B. M., Bracciano, A., Bharadwaj, S., Akinwuntan, A., Mauk, K., ... & Oliver, R. (2023). Delivering rehabilitation care around the world: Voices from the field. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2023.03.009
  • Mauk, K. L. (2023). Rehabilitation. In P. Larson (Ed.) Chronic Illness: Impact and Interventions. Jones and Bartlett Learning.
  • Mauk, K. L. (2023). Post-acute care. In P. Larson (Ed.) Chronic Illness: Impact and Interventions. Jones and Bartlett Learning.
  • Vaughn, S., Rye, J., Allen, A., Bok, A., Mauk, K., Park, L., Pierce, L., & Holler, W. (2023). Inside looking out: Updated competency model for professional rehabilitation nursing practice. Rehabilitation Nursing, 48(1), 23–38. https://doi.org/10.1097/RNJ.0000000000000397
  • Mauk, K. L. (2022). 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.: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
  • Mauk, K. L. (2022). What do the qualitative data mean? In N. A. Schmidt & J. M. Brown (Eds.) Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing: Appraisal and Application of Research.: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
  • Vaughn, S., Rye, J., Allen, A., Bok, A., Mauk, K., Park, L., Pierce, L., & Holler-Wintersgill, W. (2022). Updated competency model for professional rehabilitation nursing: Practice applications. Rehabilitation Nursing, 47(1), 12-23. https://doi.org/ 10.1097/RNJ.0000000000000350
  • Dutka, J. T., Kovic, M., Mauk, K., & Oliver, R. E. (2021). Global certification: A transformative approach to building the world's rehabilitation health workforce. Journal of Rehabilitation Therapy, 3(1).
  • Mauk, K. (2022). Grace and truth. Journal of Christian Nursing, 39(1), 7.
  • Mauk, K. (2021). The Master teacher. Journal of Christian Nursing, 38(3), 137.
  • Mauk, K. (2021). When there are no words. Journal of Christian Nursing, 38(1),5.
  • Mauk, K. L. & Hobus, M. (2021). Nursing as Ministry. Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Mauk, K. (2020). In the blink of an eye. Journal of Christian Nursing, 37(2), 69.
  • Russell, A. & Mauk, K. L. (2019). A Ministry of Care: A Guide for Faith Communities. Foundry Publishing.
  • Mauk, K. L. (2019). Revisiting the concept of transdisciplinary life care planning. Journal of Life Care Planning, 17(1), 5-6.
  • Mauk, K. L., Almauhy, D., Barks, L., Black, T., Camicia, M., Campbell, G. B., & Pierce, L. L. (2019). Nurse author: Who me? Yes, you! Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, 44(2), 104-114. https://doi.org/10.1097/rnj.0000000000000214
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Mauk, K., Jin, J., Li, P. Y., & Jin, H. (2016). Improving the stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation knowledge of Chinese nurses through education: A pilot. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(10), e33. [abstract]
  • Mauk, K., Li, P. Y., & Jin, H. (2016). A focus group on Chinese nurses' perceptions of educational needs in rehabilitation nursing and lessons learned from this cultural exchange. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(10), e33. [abstract]
  • Mauk, K. L. (2013). The effect of advanced practice nurse-modulated education on rehabilitation nursing staff knowledge. Rehabilitation Nursing, 38(2), 99-111. https://doi.org/10.1002/rnj.70.
  • Mauk, K. L., Lemley, C., Pierce, J., & Schmidt, N. (2011). The Mauk model for post-stroke recovery: Assessing the phases. Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, 36(6), 241-247.