Faculty Profile

Kristen L. Mauk, PhD, DNP, RN, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, ACHPA, FAAN

Kreft Endowed Chair for the Advancement of Nursing Science, Professor of Nursing

LeBien 116
219-464-5285
Kris.Mauk@valpo.edu


Biography

Professor Mauk teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Her areas of clinical expertise are rehabilitation and gerontology. Dr. Mauk is a certified gerontological clinical nurse specialist and gerontological nurse practitioner, a Hartford Geriatric Scholar, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is also certified in rehabilitation nursing and is the immediate Past President of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Dr. Mauk is certified as an advanced practice nurse in palliative care and hospice. She maintains an active private consulting practive, and formerly was a GNP in palliative care for AseraCare in Valparaiso. With over 30 years of experience in rehabilitation and gerontology, she has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences. Dr. Mauk has authored or edited eight books, and many book chapters and journal articles. Her research interests include stroke rehabilitation, geriatric rehabilitation, and staff/student education. Dr. Mauk holds the Kreft Endowed Chair for the Advancement of Nursing Science, a position dedicated to gerontological nursing.

Education

Ph.D. - Wayne State University 2001
DNP - Valparaiso University 2010
FNP Post-Master's Certificate - University of Virginia 2009
MSN - Purdue University - Calumet 1991
BSN - Valparaiso University 1981

Certifications

  • CRRN
  • GCNS - BC
  • GNP-BC
  • ACHPN

Areas of Specialization

  • Gerontological nursing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Education

Books

  • Rehabilitation Nursing: A Contemporary Approach to Practice
    - Hickey, K. Jones and Bartlett 2012
  • Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care (3rd edition)
    -  Jones and Bartlett 2014

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Nursing (AAN)
  • Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)
  • Geriatric Society of America (GSA)
  • National Gerontological Nurses Association (NGNA)
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA)
  • Indiana State Nurses Association (ISNA)