Karen Dodd

Karen Dodd (no photo)


Academic Credentials



Began a nursing career at the University of California Irvine, working in both the Psychiatric Emergency Room and the Obstetrical Emergency unit. Transitioned to teaching Nursing School at Rancho Santiago College in Santa Ana, California.  Has additional experience as a consultant for adoptive parents and their newborns, childbirth educator, mentor for mothers of preschoolers (MOPS: national organization). Community speaker on marriage and parenting.  Additional specialty work with eating disorders in the Northern Virginia area. An active member of the community and local church.

Other Information

Non-violent Crisis Intervention trained and certified.
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric Nursing (will be completed by this summer)

Teaching Area

  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Nursing Capstone

Research Interests

  • Eating Disorders
  • Fetal Demise
  • Student learning


Dodd, Karen Zaleski (1987)  You CAN Write a Nursing Care Plan.   (In House Textbook) Rancho 
Santiago College, Santa Ana, CA

Dodd, Karen Zaleski 
Nursing Consultant and Contributing Editor in   Zschoche, Donna Ed.  (1986)    Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Critical Care,  CV Mosby, St Louis, MO

Dodd, Karen Zaleski   Looking for Empathy. December, 1982,  Nursing Magazine


Phone: 703-522-5600 x5266886

Email: karen.dodd@marymount.edu