University of Washington Bothell
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Office: UW1 234
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Palliative care approaches in chronic illness
End of life care in Nursing Home and Adult Family Home environments
International course linkages with Study Abroad and/or Internet links
BNURS 350 - Critical Thinking in Nursing
BNURS 410 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing Practice
BNURS 501 - Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing
BHLTH - Hot Topics in Health Care - an interdisciplinary elective
BHLTH - Comparative Health Care Systems - London Study Abroad Program
King County Nurses Association (KCNA) - Past president and board member, and currently member of the Finance Committee
Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) - Member of the Legislative and Health Policy Council
Member: National Council of Hospice and Palliative Care
Trainer in End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)
Honors and Awards:
2002-04 - Visiting Senior Lecturer, European Institute of Health and Medical Science
University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, England
2001 - Nurse of the Year, King County Nurses Association, Seattle, Washington
2000 - Visiting Lecturer, South Bank University, London England
1999 - Worthington Distinguished Professor Award, UW-Bothell
1998 - University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award
1998 - Fellow University of Washington Teaching Academy
1997-1998 - Huckabay Teaching Fellowship Mentor, University of Washington
1990-1992 - University of Washington, Seattle, WA - Postdoctoral scholar, Nursing Systems Training Grant
1986-1990 - University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL - Ph.D. in Nursing Science
1984-1986 - University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL - MS, Medical-Surgical Nursing
1982-1983 - College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN - BS, Nursing
1967-1971 - St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN - BA, Biology, Earth Science
Acute care medical-surgical nursing
Long-term care, gerontology
Leppa, C. (in press) The Nature of Long Term Care Nursing Work. Journal of Gerontological Nursing.
Abrums, M. & Leppa, C. (2001) Beyond Cultural Competence: Teaching About Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation. Journal of Nursing Education, 40(6): 270-275
Leppa, C. (1999) Measuring Nursing Work in Long Term Care. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 25(10), 40-45.
Leppa, C. (1997). Standardized Measures of Critical Thinking: Experience with the California Critical Thinking Tests. Nurse Educator, 22(5), 29-33.
Leppa, C. (1996). Nurse Relationships and Work Group Disruption. Journal of Nursing Administration, 26(10), 23-28.
Leppa, C. (1990). Cosmetic Surgery and the Motivation for Health and Beauty. Nursing Forum, 25(1), 25-31.
Leppa, C. (2000). Transcultural Communication within the Health Care Subculture. In J. Luckmann (Ed.) Transcultural Communication in Nursing. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers.
Leppa, C. (2001) "Palliative Care in Long-Term Care Nursing: Taking care of the 'Dwindles." Podium Presentation. International Association of Gerontology 17th Congress. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (July).
Leppa, C. (2001) "Palliative Care in Long-Term Care Nursing: Taking care of the 'Dwindles." Podium Presentation. Western Institute of Nursing Conference. Seattle, WA (April).
Leppa, C. & Terry, L. (2000) "Internet-based Bioethics Case Discussion: International Nursing Education Partnership" Podium presentation. Fifth World Congress of Bioethics: Ethics, Law & Public Policy. London, England (September)
Leppa, C. (1998) "Beyond Cultural Competence in Teaching Nursing" Podium presentation. National Conference on Nursing Education. Seattle, WA (October)
Leppa, C. (1998) "Nursing Education Preparation for Long Term Care" Podium presentation. National Conference on Nursing Education. Seattle, WA (October)