Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN is the President of Chamberlain University
. As President, Dr. Cox is responsible for managing all undergraduate and graduate programs, which includes 22 physical campuses, as well as online programs.
Dr. Cox’s advice for being an effective leader in nursing centers around lessons she learned at an early age: be kind and helpful; develop trust; and live life as a staff nurse. Listen to our full conversation
to understand just what that means and learn about Dr. Cox’s journey in nursing, from volunteering in a hospital 40 hours/week one summer to attaining her degrees one step at a time.
We also discuss:
- Social justice and racism as a public health crisis
- Servant leadership
- Student success models and the future of nursing education
- Using the evidence within ones’ spheres of influence
- The difference between trying to make change and trying to change minds
- The importance of including the nursing perspective in all settings, including the boardroom
Dr. Karen Cox was appointed President of Chamberlain University in 2018. She is responsible for managing all undergraduate and graduate programs, which includes 22 physical campuses, as well as online programs.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Cox served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Mercy–Kansas City, an independent, academic medical center. Dr. Cox led the organization to receive Magnet designation by The American Nurses Credentialing Center, becoming the first hospital in Missouri and the region in 2003 when she was Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. Dr. Cox started her healthcare career as a licensed practical nurse. Read more…