News • July 10, 2018

CBU veteran named new dean of the College of Nursing

Dr. Karen BradleyRiverside, Calif.  (July 10, 2018) - Dr. Karen Bradley was promoted to the dean of College of Nursing at California Baptist University on July 1.

“The CBU College of Nursing is an incredible place to work with a dedicated faculty and staff,” Bradley said. “I find that the entire team is committed to the mission of preparing graduates to become excellent nurses that serve others as image bearers of God. I pray that the Lord continues to use me as an instrument for His glory within the College of Nursing.”

Bradley joined CBU in 2013. Her previous administrative positions at CBU included serving as the director of clinical affiliations, director of undergraduate nursing programs and most recently the department chair of the graduate nursing programs. Her areas of expertise include nursing leadership, health policy and bioethics, advanced practice nursing and legal issues in health care courses.   

Bradley received her Master of Science in Nursing from Loma Linda University and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of San Francisco. Prior to CBU, she was the executive director of advanced practice services for Loma Linda University Medical Center. 

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Bradley assume this strategically important leadership role. Karen brings to us a wealth of practical knowledge about nursing and healthcare in general, and she also has significant leadership background and experience that she brings to the deanship,” said Dr. Charles Sands, provost and vice president of academic affairs at CBU.

Dr. Bradley also has extensive advocacy background centered on increasing access to health care and improving heal care outcomes. Additionally, she is an advocate for nurses and works to remove barriers to administer appropriate care. Since 2011, she has been a part of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners, serving in several appointed positions within the statewide organization. Moreover, Bradley has served as a team leader for International Service Projects at CBU and utilized the role of health care provider and nurse educator to minister to groups within Malaysia, England and South Africa. 

Bradley said she feels blessed to work at CBU, alongside the students, to serve the local, national and global communities.

“The CBU College of Nursing enjoys a bright future enabling the expansion of educational offerings at both undergraduate and graduate levels, while maintaining a solid faith-based foundation and rigorous curriculum,” Bradley said. “The CBU College of Nursing is committed to the development of higher educational programs which are nicely designed to serve graduates in the local, national, and global communities.”

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