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Marilyn Klakovich, DNSc, RN, NEA-BC

Director, Continuing Education, Instructor
Phone: (626) 815-5406
Email: mklakovich@apu.edu
Marilyn Klakovich has been a registered nurse since 1970. Since her start in nursing, she has earned her BSN, MSN, MS and Doctor of Nursing Science. Her accomplishments include several publications, multiple presentations, as well as participating in several research projects. Some of her publications consist of empowerment strategies for registered nurses. Presently serving as the director of continuing education, Klakovich offers a wealth of knowledge and experience to Azusa Pacific University's (APU) School of Nursing.

Education

Doctor of Nursing Science, University of San Diego, 1995
MS, Health Care Management, California State University of Los Angeles, 1987
MSN, California State University of Los Angeles, 1986
BSN, California State University of San Bernardino, 1976
AS in Nursing, Chaffey College, 1970

Credentials/Certifications
Registered Nurse License, California, 1970–present
Board Certified Nursing Administrator, Advanced, 1988–present

Departments

  • Honors College
  • School of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Programs
    • Graduate Programs

Expertise

  • Healthcare Management
  • Nursing Consulting

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Presentations
Klakovich, M.D., Naccashian, Z. "Returning Nurses to the Workforce: An Evaluation of an RN Refresher Course." Paper presented at the 17th International Nursing Research Congress, Montreal, Canada, 2006

Klakovich, M.D., dela Cruz, F.A. "NCLEX Preparation for Masters Entry into Nursing Programs." Paper presented at the 17th International Nursing Research Congress, Montreal, Canada,2006.

Klakovich, M.D., dela Cruz, F.A., Moorefield, G., Hanes, P.H., and Esslinger, P. "Transformational Learning: Nurturing the Second Career Student." Symposium presented at the 17th International Nursing Research Congress, Montreal, Canada, 2006

Klakovich, M.D., dela Cruz, F.A., Elliott, S., and Hanes, P., "The Logic Model: A Framework for the Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Accelerated Master’s Entry into Nursing Program," 16th International Nursing Research Congress, Kona, Hawaii, 2005

Klakovich, Marilyn. "Improving Survey ResponseRates," 38th Biennial Convention: Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, IN, 2005

Publications
Klakovich, M.D. "Reciprocal Empowerment: Validating a measure." Abstract. Fifth National Conference on Nursing Administration Research 117, (1993).

Klakovich, M.D. "Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Reciprocal Empowerment Scale. Journal of Nursing Measurement 3, 2, (1995):127-143.

Klakovich, M.D. "Registered Nurse Empowerment: Model Testing and Implications for Nurse Administrators." Journal of Nursing Administration 26, 5, (1996):29-35.

Klakovich, M.D., dela Cruz, F.A. "Validating the Interpersonal Communication Assessment Scale," (2006).

Klakovich, M.D. "Connective Leadership for the Twenty-first Century: A Historical Perspective and Future Directions." Advances in Nursing Science 16, 4, (1994):42-54.

Research
Klakovich, Marilyn. Researcher. "Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Interpersonal Communication Assessment Scale." Azusa Pacific University Faculty Research Council, Azusa, CA, 2000-2004

Professional Experience

Academic Experience
Area Chair, Graduate Nursing, University of Phoenix, SoCal and Online Campuses, 2000-present

Assistant Department Chair, Nursing, University of Phoenix, SoCal and Online Campuses, 1996-2000

Director of Continuing Education, Board of Registered Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 1994-present

Program Evaluator, Second Careers and Nursing Program, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2004-present

Consulting Engagements
Volunteer Consultant, California Strategic Planning Committee for Nursing, Survey Development, 1994-1996

Industry Experience
Vice President of Nursing Services, San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, CA, 1989-1991

Program Evaluator, Program Evaluation of the Second Career and Nursing (SCAN), Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2004-present

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Associations, Boards, Committees
Chair, Collaborative Southern California chapters of Sigma Theta Tau, Annual Conference, 2002-2003

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