Nursing Department Faculty


Karen K. Badros, Ed.D., CRNP


Office: Devilbiss Hall – Office 200-B
Telephone: 410-543-6402
Fax: 410-548-3313

Originally from western New York. Long-time faculty member teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Routinely teaches health assessment (BS and MS levels), maternity nursing, graduate research, and women's and children's health for nurse practitioner students. Clinical areas of interest include health assessment, primary care of adults, and maternity nursing.

Positions Held at Salisbury University

  • 1979 - Instructor of Nursing

  • 1986-1992, 1993-1996 - Chair, Department of Nursing

  • 1992-1993 Interim Dean, School of Nursing & Health Sciences

  • 1996-1999 Director, Graduate Program in Nursing

  • 2001-2003 Director, Graduate Program in Nursing

  • 2003-current - Professor, Department of Nursing

  • 2006 -current - FNP Coordinator, Department of Nursing

Honors, Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau – Lambda Eta Chapter
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF)

Institutions Attended

  • 1996 - Post Masters FNP Program - Salisbury University
  • 1988 - EdD, Department of Human Development- University of Maryland, College Park
  • 1973 - Master of Science (Nursing)- SUNY at Buffalo
  • 1971 - BSN - D'Youville College, Buffalo NY
  • 1967 - BA (Math) - Medaille College, Buffalo NY

Dissertation: Attribution, Affective Reactions, and Expectancies of Baccalaureate Nursing Students in the Clinical Setting: A Test of Weiner Model

Areas of Interest

Nursing education, primary care, health assessment, women's health


Walsh, C.M., Seldomridge, L.A., & Badros, K.K. Developing a practical evaluation tool for preceptor use: This should be easy! Right? Nurse Educator (accepted for 2008).

Walsh, C. M., Seldomridge, L. A., & Badros, K. K. (2007). California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory: Further factor analytic examination.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104, 141-151.

Badros, K. K., Seldomridge, L. A., & Walsh C. M. (July/August 2005). Issues in Critical Thinking Measurement of Advanced Practice Students, Nurse Educator, 30(4), 139-140.

Knight, C.S. & Badros, K.K., C.A. Madden, & Drewer, N. (January 2006).  Sports medicine and school nurses:  A growing need for further education and appropriate resources. Journal of School Health (Vol. 76, No.1).

Sullivan, R. & Badros, K.  (1999, May).  Recognize risk factors to prevent patient falls.  Nursing Management.

Poster Presentations

Badros, K. K., Walsh, C. M., & Seldomridge, L. A. (2006, June) Critical Thinking Measurement with Masters’ Students. Poster session presented at Drexel University, Providence, RI.

Walsh, C. M., Seldomridge, L. A., & Badros, K. K.  (2006, June)  Creating a Practical Tool for Faculty to Evaluate Student Clinical Performance.  Poster session presented at Drexel University, Providence, RI.

Badros, K.K. (1998, October).  Critical thinking dispositions inventory (CCTDI) for program evaluation of baccalaureate and masters students: Practical research considerations and preliminary studies.  Poster session presented at the Nursing Education Conference at the School of Nursing, University of Washington.