COLLEGE PLACE — Walla Walla University nursing professor Karen Tetz will present a lecture on what factors help determine the course of family and elderly caregiving.
The free presentation, the 2012 WWU Distinguished Faculty Lecture, will be Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the campus. The lecture will be livestreamed at wallawalla.edu/dfl.
Tetz graduated from WWU in 1977 with a major in nursing and received her master’s degree in nursing in 1983 from Loma Linda University. She taught nursing at Union College for nearly three years then returned to College Place to teach at WWU in 1986.
While teaching at WWU, Tetz also worked part-time as a home health nurse. It was during this work she became interested in the factors that determine the course of family caregiving. In 1998 Tetz began a doctoral program at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, and in 2001 she received the John A. Hartford pre-doctoral fellowship that helped her academic pursuits.
Tetz currently teaches nursing assessment, nursing of the acutely ill adult, and nursing research courses on the WWU Portland campus.