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Karen Beekman, MS, RNC-NIC, NNP-BC, ACCNS-N

expertise

neonatal nurse practitioner, neonatal clinical nurse specialist

education and training

  • BSN 1983, Wright State University, Dayton Ohio
  • MS-Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program 2015, The Ohio State University
  • NCC Certification- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, 2016
  • Post-Master’s Certificate- Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, 2016, The Ohio State University
  • AACN Certification-Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, 2016

Dayton Children’s Hospital 1982-present

  • Student nurse assistant 1982-1983
  • Staff RN1983-2006
  • Nurse Educator 2006-2016
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner 2016-present
  • Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist 2016-present

awards, honors and organizations

Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses
  • Academy of Neonatal Nurses
  • Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • March of Dimes Miami Valley – Mission, Outreach, and Education Committee

Awards / honors / presentations

  • Hot Topics in Neonatology 2016 Nursing Abstract Award: Podium presentation, “Global NP culture surveillance decreases hospital acquired infections in the NICU setting.”
  • Ohio Patient Safety Institute 2016 Best Practice Award Award for submission of abstract, “Global NP culture surveillance decreases hospital acquired infections in the NICU setting.”
  • Ohio March of Dimes Nurse of the Year 2013 Nominated by peers, selected in the category of Education among nominees across Ohio.
  • Ohio Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Conference 2013Poster presentation, oral presentation: A Collaborative Approach Improves the Care of the Surgical NICU Patient
  • Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives – Nov. 12, 2012 Awarded 1st place in category of Quality for poster presentation titled, “A Collaborative Approach Improves the Care of the Surgical NICU Patient.”

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

caring for ill and/or preterm infants and their families provides me the opportunity to impact the health and well-being of our entire community.


I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

from the moment I first walked through the doors of Dayton Children’s as student in 1982, I could see the great things the team at Dayton Children’s was doing for children and the very caring way they did that. I knew I wanted to be a part of this team.


Dayton Children's is special because...

the child really is the center of our focus, driving us to provide the very best care possible.


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