Faculty of Health

Dr. Karen Missen

Karen MissenPhone: (03) 5122 6635
Email: karen.missen@federation.edu.au
Room: 2W141
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Nursing

Qualifications

  • RN
  • BHSc
  • Grad Dip (ICU)
  • MHSc (Nse Ed)

Teaching areas

  • High acuity
  • Clinical skills
  • Transition to practice

Grants and awards

Grants
  • 2010 Cooper, S., Porter, J., Missen, K., McConnell-Henry, T. & Endacott, R.  Patient Deterioration Management-$13,500
  • 2009  Barnett,T., Jacob, E., Walker,L., Missen, K., & Cross, M. Building Capacity for Clinical Placement through IPE (Interprofessional Education).  Department of Human Services- $200,000
Awards
  • Purple unit award letter from the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) Monash University 2015- Congratulations on an excellent unit evaluation result with a median score of 4.76 of 5
  • The 2014 Annual Monash University Gippsland Student Union (MUGSU) Award-Golden Apple award for Excellence in Teaching-Award Nominee
  • Purple unit award letter from the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) Monash University 2014- Congratulations on an excellent unit evaluation result with a median score of 4.71 out of 5
  • The 2013 Annual Monash University Gippsland Student Union (MUGSU) Award-Golden Apple award for Excellence in Teaching-Award Nominee
  • The 2012 Annual Monash University Gippsland Student Union (MUGSU) Award-Golden Apple award for Excellence in Teaching-Award Nominee
  • Vice-Chancellor's Social Inclusion Award 2012 For significant contribution to supporting the University's commitment to social justice and human rights
  • Monash School of Nursing & Midwifery Staff Award 2011 In recognition of exceptional contribution to the enhancement of the SoNM
  • The 2010 Annual Monash University Gippsland Student Union (MUGSU) Award-Golden Apple award for Excellence in Teaching-Award Nominee

Research interests

  • High acuity
  • Work-readiness of nursing graduates

Supervised projects

Current student projects
  • 2014- Current  co-investigator on a project titled:  Evaluation of the First2Act project- for third year regional nursing students.
  • 2014- Current  co-investigator on a project titled:  An evaluation of MET call and Code Blue Activations:  A single site rural hospital experience. 

Publications

Journal articles

McConnell-Henry, T., Cooper, S., Endacott, R., Porter, J., Missen, K., & Sparkes, L. (2015).  Designing a medical records review tool:  An instructional guide.  Contemporary Nurse.(In Press)

Missen,K., McKenna, L., & Beauchamp, A. (2015).  Work readiness of nursing graduates: Current perspectives of Graduate Nurse Program Coordinators.   Contemporary Nurse (In Press)

Missen, K.,McKenna, L.,& Beauchamp, A. (2015).  Graduate Nurse Program Coordinators' perspectives on graduate nurse programs in Victoria, Australia:  A descriptive qualitative approach.  Collegian. (In Press).

Missen,K. (2014). Here they come, ready or not. Graduate nurse programmes ease the way into work for newly qualified nurses in Australia. Nursing standard.29 (6): 66

Missen, K., McKenna, L. & Beauchamp, A. (2014).  Role adaptation experienced by nursing graduates in their first year of practice.  A descriptive qualitative approach.  Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. 4(12):  134-141.  doi:  10.5430/jnep.v4n12p134

Missen, K., McKenna, L., & Beauchamp, A. (2014). Satisfaction of newly graduated nurses enrolled in transition to practice programs in their first year of employment: A systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 70 (11), 2419-2433. doi:  10.1111/jan.12464

McKenna, L., Missen, K., Cooper, S., Bogossian, F., Bucknall, T., & Cant, R. (2014).  Situation awareness in undergraduate nursing students managing simulated patient deterioration. Nurse Education Today,34 (2014) e27-e31. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2013.12.013

Birks, M., Missen, K., Al-Motlaq, M.,Marino, E. (2014). Babies and machines that go 'beep': First year nursing students' preferred areas of future practice. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 20:353-359 [doi:10.111/ijn.12162]

Porter, J., Morphett, J., Missen, K. & Raymond, A. (2013).  Preparation for high acuity clinical placement: Confidence levels of final year nursing students. Advances in Medical Education and Practice 2013:4 83-89

Missen, K., Sparkes, L., Porter,J., Cooper,S. & McConnell-Henry,T.(2013).  Developing Team based acute care scenarios:  A rural hospital experience.  International Emergency Nursing.21 (3),186-189. DOI: 10.1016/j.ienj.2012.08.002

Endacott, R., Scholes, J., Cooper, S., McConnell-Henry, T., Porter, J., Missen, K., Kinsman, L., Champion, R. (2012). Identifying patient deterioration: using simulation and reflective review to improve clinical skills in a rural hospital. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 49 (6), 710-717. Doi: 10.1016/l.ijnurstu.2011.11.018.

Missen,K., Jacob,E., Barnett,T., Walker,L., & Cross,M. (2012).  Interprofessional clinical education: clinicians' views on the importance of leadership. Collegian 19, 189-195. [doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2011.10.002]

Kinsman, L. Chapman, R. Buykx, P. Cooper, S. Porter, J. Endacot, R.  McConnell-Henry, T. Missen, K., (2012). The First2Act simulation program improves nursing practice in a rural Australian hospital. Australian Journal of Rural Health (2012) 20, 270-274.  Doi:  10.1111/j.1440-1584.2012.01296.x

Cooper, S., Cant, R., Porter, J., Missen, K., Sparkes, L., McConnell-Henry, T. & Endacott, R. (2012).  Managing patient deterioration: assessing teamwork and individual performance.  Emergency Medical Journal, published online May 19, 2012.  Doi:10.1136/emermed-2012-2-1312

Buykx, P., Missen, K., Cooper, S., Porter, J. McConnell-Henry, T., Cant, R. Kinsman, L., Endacott, R. & Scholes, J. (2012). Emergency management training boosts nurse confidence. Australian Nursing Journal, February 12, Vol. 14 (7), p. 43

Cooper,S., McConnell-Henry,T., Porter, J., Missen,K., Kinsman, L., Endacott,R., Champion, R., & Cant, R. (2012).  Managing deteriorating patients: Registered nurses' performance in a simulated setting (Abstract from the SIMHEALTH 2011  conference).  Journal of the International Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Jacob, E., Barnett, T., Missen, K., Cross, M., & Walker, L. (2012). Australian clinician's views on interprofessional education in the rural clinical setting. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Education, Vol. 2.2

Barnett,T., Jacob, E., Walker,L., Missen, K., & Cross, M. (2011). Expanding clinical placement capacity in rural hospitals: Displacing Peta to place Paul.  Nurse Education Today.doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2011.08.013

Cooper S., McConnell-Henry T., Cant R., Porter J., Missen K., Kinsman, L., Endacott R., & Scholes J. (2011) Managing deteriorating patients: Registered nurses' performance in a simulated setting. The Open Nursing Journal, 2011, 5: 120-126 [DOI:10.2174/18744346011050100120]

Francis, K., Mills, J., Birks, M., Porter, J. & Missen, K., (2011) Nursing in remote or isolated areas of Queensland:  Role, resources and readiness for practice.  In L.V. Bernhardt, (Ed.), Advances in Medicine and Biology (Volume 26). New York: Nova Publications

Published research reports

Barnett, T., Cross, M., Jacob, E., Walker, L., Missen, K., & Shahwan- Akl,L. (2010).  Building Capacity for Clinical Placements and  Interprofessional Learning (IPL), Final Report April 2010. OCLC Monash University, Churchill, Victoria, Australia.

Barnett, T., Cross, M., Jacob, E., Walker, L., Missen, K. &  Shahwan-Akl, L. (2010, January) Building Capacity for Clinical Placements and Interprofessional Learning (IPL): Goulburn Valley Health, Final Report, OCLC, Monash University.

Barnett, T., Cross, M., Jacob, E., Walker, L. & Missen, K. (2010, April) Building Capacity for Clinical Placements and Interprofessional Learning (IPL): Central Gippsland Health Service, Final Report, OCLC, Monash University.

Barnett, T., Cross, M., Jacob, E., Walker, L., Missen, K. &  Shahwan-Akl, L. (2010, April) Building Capacity for Clinical Placements and Interprofessional Learning (IPL): Bendigo Health, Final Report, OCLC, Monash University.

Francis, K., Mills, J., Birks, M., Henderson, S., Chapman, Y., Jones, J., Biggs, J., Porter, J. & Missen, K (2010) Nursing in remote or isolated areas of Queensland:  A multiple case study. RAN project