Faculty of Health

Dr. Karen Missen

Karen MissenPhone: (03) 51226635
Email: karen.missen@federation.edu.au
Room: 2W141
Position: Senior Lecturer
Discipline: Nursing

Qualifications

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

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

Missen, K., McKenna, L., & Beauchamp, A. (2017).  Are we there yet?  Graduate readiness for practice, assessment and final examinations.  Collegian. [In Press]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2017.06.006

Missen, K., Porter, J., Raymond, A., de Vent, K. & Larkins, J. (2017).  Adult Deterioration Detection System (ADDS):  An evaluation of the impact on MET and Code Blue activations in a regional healthcare service. Collegian. [In Press]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2017.05.002

Missen, K., McKenna, L., Beauchamp, A. & Larkins, J. (2016).  Qualified nurses’ perception of newly qualified nurses’ abilities vary according to specific demographic and clinical characteristics.  Nurse Education Today, 45, 108-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.07.001

Missen, K., McKenna, L., Beauchamp, A. & Larkins, J. (2016).  Qualified nurses’ rate new nursing graduates as lacking competence in key clinical areas.  Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25 (15-16), 2134-2143. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13316

Missen, K., McKenna, L., & Beauchamp, A. (2016). Registered nurses’ perceptions of new nursing graduates’ clinical competence:  A systematic integrative review.   Nursing and Health Sciences, 18(2), 143-153.  June, 2016.  doi: 10.1111/nhs.12249

Missen, K., McKenna, L., & Beauchamp, A. (2016).  Graduate Nurse Program Coordinators’ perspectives on graduate nurse programs in Victoria, Australia:  A descriptive qualitative approach.  Collegian.23 (2), 201-208. doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2015.03.004.

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. 50 (1), 72-79.  doi:  10.1080/10376178.2015.1010260

Missen, K., McKenna, L., & Beauchamp, A. (2015).  Work readiness of nursing graduates: Current perspectives of Graduate Nurse Program Coordinators.   Contemporary Nurse, 51 (1), 27-38.  doi:  10.1080/10376178.2015.1095054

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