Karen Breitkreuz

Associate Professor
Annie Richardson Bass Building 2207

k.breitkreuz@tcu.edu | 817-257-6806

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Doctor of Education, Executive Program for Nurses, Columbia University
Master of Science in Nursing, University of California
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Oregon Health Sciences University
Diploma in Biblical Studies, North American Baptist College

Courses Taught

Public Health Nursing
Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research

Areas of Focus

Pediatric Nursing, Educational Research, Simulation Education, Simulation virtual Reality, Cultural Intelligence, Service Learning, International Service Learning

Kardong-Edgren, S., Breitkreuz, K.R., Werb, M, Foreman, S., Ellertson, A. (TBD), Evaluating the Usability of a Second Generation VR Game for Refreshing Sterile Urinary Catheterization Skills. Nurse Educator. 30. Retrieved from:

Breitkreuz, K., Wright, M., Dougal, R., (2016). How Do Simulated Error Experiences Impact Attitudes Related to Error Prevention? Simulation in Healthcare, 11(5), 323-333 http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SIH.0000000000000174

Breitkreuz, K.R., Songer, A.D. (2015) The Emerging 360 Degree Model for Global Citizenship Education. International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement 3(1). http://journals.sfu.ca/iarslce/index.php/journal/article/view/121/76

Songer, A.D. & Breitkreuz, K.R. (2014). Collaborative International Service Learning: Developing Engineering Students as Global Citizens. International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering. 9(2)- Fall, 2014.

Breitkreuz, K. (2015) Nursing Student Adaptation during a semester abroad. The Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing. 5(1)

Bavier, A., Breitkreuz, K., Hegedus C., (20 11). Chapter 5: Faculty Administration Partnerships: Vital for Learning in McKinnon, T., Fitzpatrick, J. (Eds), Global Service Learning in Nursing (pages ).  New York, NY, National League for Nursing.

Breitkreuz, K. (2011, July-December)  Nursing students in a developing nation using the internet: a phenomenological study.  International Journal of Nursing Education. (3)4, 56-62.

Long, T. L., Telford, J. C., Breitkreuz, K., Diaz, D., McNulty, J., Engler, A., & Polifroni, E. C. (March, 2012). Competence and care: Signature pedagogies in nursing education. In N. Chick, A. Haynie, & R. Gurung (Eds.), Exploring more signature pedagogies: Section 4 Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.  Available at:  http://stylus.styluspub.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=243117


Breitkreuz K, Kardong-Edgren S, Rossler K, & Gilbert GE. (2019). Collaborating to test the usability of a 2nd generation virtual reality skills Game. 2019 NLN Education Summit; September 26th–28th; National Harbor, MD. Presented.

Breitkreuz, K.R., Kardong-Edgren, S., Nelson, D., O’Donnell, J., Scerbo, M. (2019). Tales from the Field on Product Usability Testing: What, How, Why. International Meeting of Simulation and Healthcare (IMSH), January 20, 2019. Presented.

 Breitkreuz, K.R., Ellertson, A.E. (2018). Title: Frontiers in Nursing Education: Practicing Nursing Skills in a Virtual World. Wolters Kluwer: Lippincott Nursing Education Innovation Summit February 23-24, 2018. Presented.

Breitkreuz, K. Kardong-Edgren, S. (2018). Virtual Reality Gaming: A serious way to practice nursing skills.  4th Biannual Boise State NLN Simulation Conference May 18-19, 2018. Presented.

Songer, Anthony D.; Breitkreuz, Karen R.; and Montoya, Mike. (2018). “International Service Learning as a Platform for Next-Gen Construction Management Education”. Construction Research Congress 2018: Sustainable Design and Construction and Education, 76-85. Presented

Breitkreuz, K. (2017) The Boise State Global Citizenship and Social Responsibility Class as an Interdisciplinary Teaming Exemplar. Idaho Nurse Leaders – LEAP Conference: Embrace the Power of Nursing. September 22, 2017. Presented

Breitkreuz, K.R., and Songer, A.D. (2015). Nursing Students as Global Citizens. International Council of Nursing Conference, June 20, 2015. Seoul, South Korea.

Breitkreuz, K. Songer, A., (2014). Nursing students as Global Citizens, the 360° Model for Global Citizenship Education. The National League for Nursing, Education Summit. Phoenix, AZ.  September, 19, 2014.  Presented

C.H.S.E. – Certified Healthcare Simulation Education

C.N.E. – Certified Nurse Educator

Cultural Intelligence Certified