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Karen Rohr

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Director of Bioethics and Faculty Formation, University of Mary (2014 - Present)

North Dakota State House, District 31 (? - Present)

Quick Facts
Personal Details

Karen M. Rohr is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 31. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Rohr earned her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Mary, her M.S. in Nursing and Nursing Administration from the University of Mary and her Ph.D. in Nursing Research from the University of North Dakota. Her professional experience includes working as a nurse practitioner, as a project coordinator and as the Bioethics and Clinical Research Director at Medcenter One.

Education

  • BS, Nursing, University of Mary
  • MSN, Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner/Nursing Administration/Management, University of Mary
  • PhD, Nursing Research and Education, University of North Dakota, 2003-2006
  • Certified, Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 1996
  • Certified, Nurse Executive, Advanced, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 1987

Professional Experience

  • BS, Nursing, University of Mary
  • MSN, Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner/Nursing Administration/Management, University of Mary
  • PhD, Nursing Research and Education, University of North Dakota, 2003-2006
  • Certified, Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 1996
  • Certified, Nurse Executive, Advanced, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 1987
  • Director of Bioethics and Faculty Formation, University of Mary, 2014-present
  • Former Project Coordinator, Infant Apnea Monitoring and Developing Potential Program, Rosebud Reservation
  • Former Project Coordinator, Infant Apnea Monitoring and Developing Potential Program, Standing Rock Reservation
  • Nurse Practitioner, Marillac Manor Wellness Center for the Elderly
  • Former Operations Director, Medcenter One
  • Former Family Nurse Practitioner, Various Rural Health Clinics
  • Interim Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of Mary, 2015-2016
  • Adjunct Faculty, Sanford College of Nursing, 2006-2014
  • Bioethics/Clinical Research Director, Sanford Health Bismark, 2005-2014
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Mary, 2011-2014
  • Fellow, Post Doctoral Fellowship, Biomedical Informatics Fellowship, Marine Biology Lab at Woods Hole, Massachusettes, 2013
  • Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2012
  • Participant, Henry Toll Fellowship Program, Council of State Governments National Leadership Center, 2012
  • Fellow, Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development, LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2011
  • Volunteer, Medical Mission to Quetzaltenago (Xela), Guatemala, Central America, 2009
  • On-Line Nursing Instructor, University of North Dakota, 2009

Political Experience

  • BS, Nursing, University of Mary
  • MSN, Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner/Nursing Administration/Management, University of Mary
  • PhD, Nursing Research and Education, University of North Dakota, 2003-2006
  • Certified, Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 1996
  • Certified, Nurse Executive, Advanced, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 1987
  • Director of Bioethics and Faculty Formation, University of Mary, 2014-present
  • Former Project Coordinator, Infant Apnea Monitoring and Developing Potential Program, Rosebud Reservation
  • Former Project Coordinator, Infant Apnea Monitoring and Developing Potential Program, Standing Rock Reservation
  • Nurse Practitioner, Marillac Manor Wellness Center for the Elderly
  • Former Operations Director, Medcenter One
  • Former Family Nurse Practitioner, Various Rural Health Clinics
  • Interim Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of Mary, 2015-2016
  • Adjunct Faculty, Sanford College of Nursing, 2006-2014
  • Bioethics/Clinical Research Director, Sanford Health Bismark, 2005-2014
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Mary, 2011-2014
  • Fellow, Post Doctoral Fellowship, Biomedical Informatics Fellowship, Marine Biology Lab at Woods Hole, Massachusettes, 2013
  • Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2012
  • Participant, Henry Toll Fellowship Program, Council of State Governments National Leadership Center, 2012
  • Fellow, Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development, LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2011
  • Volunteer, Medical Mission to Quetzaltenago (Xela), Guatemala, Central America, 2009
  • On-Line Nursing Instructor, University of North Dakota, 2009
  • Representative, North Dakota State Assembly, 2010-present
  • Former Delegate, Republican Convention
  • Candidate, North Dakota State House of Representatives, District 31, 2018

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Education Committee, North Dakota State House of Representatives

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Committee on Committees

Member, Ethics Committee

Member, Government and Veterans Affairs Committee

Vice Chair, Human Services Committee

Chair, Joint Committee on Human Services

Member, Joint Committee on Legislative Management

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • BS, Nursing, University of Mary
  • MSN, Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner/Nursing Administration/Management, University of Mary
  • PhD, Nursing Research and Education, University of North Dakota, 2003-2006
  • Certified, Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 1996
  • Certified, Nurse Executive, Advanced, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 1987
  • Director of Bioethics and Faculty Formation, University of Mary, 2014-present
  • Former Project Coordinator, Infant Apnea Monitoring and Developing Potential Program, Rosebud Reservation
  • Former Project Coordinator, Infant Apnea Monitoring and Developing Potential Program, Standing Rock Reservation
  • Nurse Practitioner, Marillac Manor Wellness Center for the Elderly
  • Former Operations Director, Medcenter One
  • Former Family Nurse Practitioner, Various Rural Health Clinics
  • Interim Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of Mary, 2015-2016
  • Adjunct Faculty, Sanford College of Nursing, 2006-2014
  • Bioethics/Clinical Research Director, Sanford Health Bismark, 2005-2014
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Mary, 2011-2014
  • Fellow, Post Doctoral Fellowship, Biomedical Informatics Fellowship, Marine Biology Lab at Woods Hole, Massachusettes, 2013
  • Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2012
  • Participant, Henry Toll Fellowship Program, Council of State Governments National Leadership Center, 2012
  • Fellow, Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development, LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2011
  • Volunteer, Medical Mission to Quetzaltenago (Xela), Guatemala, Central America, 2009
  • On-Line Nursing Instructor, University of North Dakota, 2009
  • Representative, North Dakota State Assembly, 2010-present
  • Former Delegate, Republican Convention
  • Candidate, North Dakota State House of Representatives, District 31, 2018
  • Member, Bismarck Art and Gallery Association
  • Member, Bismarck-Mandan Symphony
  • Member, Citizens for Responsible Government
  • Member, North Dakota Policy Council
  • Member, North Dakota Taxpayers Association
  • Eucharistic Minister, Spirit of Life Catholic Church
  • Member, University of North Dakota Alumni Association
  • Member, University of North Dakota Hockey Booster Club
  • Member, Women Investing in the Future Club
  • Member, Mandan Hockey Club, 1990-2006
  • Member, Suicide Prevention Task Force, 1998
  • Confirmation Leader, Saint Joseph's Church, 1993-1997
  • Member, High School Health Careers Advisory Board, 1993, 1994
  • Parent Advisor, "Just Say No", 1993, 1994
  • Member, United Way Softball Tournament, 1992-1994
  • Judge, Annual State Career Development Conference of the North Dakota Association of Distributive Education Clubs of America, 1991
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