College of Nursing

Karen M. Mortland, M.S.N., RN, CNE

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Education Ph.D., The University of Toledo (in progress)
M.S.N., The University of Toledo
B.S.N., Lourdes University
A.D.N., The University of Toledo
Population Focus Adult Health and Education
Clinical Interests Med Surg
Population Health
Clinical Practice

The Toledo Hospital; RN – Neuro ICU, Neuro-Vasc Unit
Kelly Staffing Services; RN – Occupational Health
Flower Hospital; RN – Cardiac Step–down Unit

Research/Evidence Based Practice
  • Using Self-Guided Simulation as a tool to improve confidence and decrease anxiety related to clinical performance in undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students.
  • Antimicrobial Characteristics of Nursing Scrubs with and without a MicroBlock™ Coating
  • Project Belly:  A Creative Solution to Developing Empathy

Affiliations/Community Service Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta-Theta Chapter-at-Large
Medical Reserve Corps
American Nurse's Association

  1. Mortland, K & Matson, J, (Co-Principal Investigators). (2019). Antimicrobial characteristics of a scrub set with and without a MicroBlock™ coating while being worn by nursing staff in an acute care environment. Joint CON COMLS Collaboration Grants. Awarded: $33,560
  2. Mortland, K. (Collaborating Member). (2019-2020). Learning Empathy through Self-Guided Simulation: Project Belly. Debra Buchman Research Fund. Awarded: $500
  3. Mortland, K. (Collaborating Member). (2019-2020). Assessing and Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Simulation-based, Comprehensive Approach to Active Shooter Training. Joint CON COMLS Collaboration Grants. Awarded: $ 75,000.
  1. Myers, H. & Mortland, K., (2021, May 18).  Project Belly: A Creative Solution to Developing Empathy. [Podium Presentation].  Bowling Green State University 1st Annual Nursing Symposium. Bowling Green, OH.
  2. Singh, S, McKenzie, N, Headley-Wilson, S A, Mortland, K and Woolford, D, (2019). A teaching innovation on poverty for Interprofessional students: Cost of poverty experience simulation. Health, Interprofessional Practice and Education, 3(4), 1-7. DOI: 10.7710/2159-1253.1173
  3. Mortland, K, University of Toledo, CON, Journal Club Presentation, (July, 2020). Article presented: Beest, H., Bemmel, M and Adriaansen, M., (2018). Nursing student as patient: experiential learning in a hospital simulation to improve empathy of nursing students. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 32, 1390 – 1397. DOI: 10.1111/scs.12584
  4. Mortland, K., Matson, J., Bigioni, T., Naylor, B, Mortland, K. M., & Topp R. (2020, April 1-4). Antimicrobial Characteristics of Nursing Scrubs with and without a MicroBlock™ Coating [Poster Presentation]. MNRS 2020 Annual Conference: Advancing Nursing Research with Diverse Populations, Schaumburg, IL.
Last Updated: 7/15/24