Dr. Kristen Crusoe is a Professor of Nursing, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse, and Appreciative Inquiry facilitator. Kristen is also an Organization Development practitioner specializing in Whole System Design through team-building, collaboration, communication, and relationship-based change. Kristen has roots in both Education and Healthcare and is successful leading change in both of these highly complex and turbulent arenas. She has experience as a facilitator, practitioner, teacher, department chair, manager, and director in healthcare organizations, community college, and university environments.
The major focus of Kristen’s current practice includes using Appreciative Inquiry as a Change and Quality Improvement model for healthcare and education. She has lead initiatives for cultural excellence in healthcare and educational organizations including strategic planning, leadership development, quality improvement initiatives, and change management. Kristen is skilled in the art of appreciative reframing, leveraging opportunities, and collaborative relationship building.
Kristen has a BA from Florida State University, a Master’s of Nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University, and a Doctor of Education from Oregon State University. She is a Certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator with the Company of Experts. She is also a Certified Dance Therapist and Yoga teacher. Kristen lives both on the Oregon Coast and in Pensacola, Florida.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for individuals and groups
Holistic approach to organizational development and change
Using Motivational Interviewing in nursing for improved professional development: Moving from Appreciative Inquiry’s Dream to Destiny phases
International Journal Appreciative Inquiry. V 16 (4) November, 2014
Re-valuing nursing’s currency: Shifting away from hierarchal binary opposition
Nurse Education Today. Feb.
Defining happiness for young adults with schizophrenia; A building block for recovery
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 27 (5) 235-40
Instructional re-design using appreciative inquiry
Poster Presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing Conference (WIN)
Rural Nurse Leadership Capacity Building Initiative
Idaho State University School of Nursing. Pocatello, ID.
Curriculum Design for Innovation and Sustainability
4th Annual Nurse Education Conference. Baltimore, MD. June, 2012.
Healing Healthcare Organizations (webinar – 1 hour)
Healthcare organizations are unique for several reasons