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Our Speakers

The NWINRC is pleased to announce our keynote speaker:

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Karen J. Foli, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Dr. Foli is a professor at the School of Nursing, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Her work is bound together by the lens of psychological trauma. With this theme, she has received funding to support investigations surrounding trauma-informed parenting for kinship parents, relationships between trauma and substance use in nurses, and nurses’ trauma and cognitive control. As a nurse theorist, Dr. Foli conceptualized and disseminated a Middle Range Theory of Nurses’ Psychological Trauma. She is also the recipient of numerous research, teaching, and engagement awards, and is co-author of The Influence of Psychological Trauma in Nursing (2019). This book received two first place Wolters Kluwer, Health, and the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards 2019 for psychiatric/mental health nursing and nursing education. Dr. Foli is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Academy of Nursing Education. She is a sought-after speaker in the areas of nurses’ psychological trauma, posttraumatic growth and compassion.

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