College of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
Degree ProgramPh.D. Health Services
Karin Polifko earned her PhD in Urban Health / Public Administration from Old Dominion University. Dr. Polifko has spanned both the academic and service areas of health care. In her academic positions, she has held the roles of director, dean and vice president. She has held service positions of vice president for education and research and administrative director for critical care services.
She has taught in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and will be working with students in their dissertations/capstone projects at Walden. In addition, Dr. Polifko has consulted with numerous healthcare and institutions of higher education with past projects that included new college and program development, outcomes management, accreditation preparation and curriculum assessment and revision.
PhD, Old Dominion University - Norfolk, United States
MSN, University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA United States
BSN, University of North Carolina, Charlotte - Charlotte, NC United States
Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity , Board of Directors - , United States
SW Advocacy Group, Board of Directors - Gainesville, FL United States
International Mentoring Association, Committee Member - , United States
Polifko, K. A. (2010). The practice environment of nursing: Issues and trends
Polifko, K. A. (2007). Concepts of the nursing profession
Polifko, K. A. (2004). Case applications in nursing leadership and management
Polifko, K. A. (2019). Mentoring the multiple-cultured employee International Mentoring Association
Polifko, K. A. (2017). Teaching-learning strategies for the multiple-cultured classroom HETL