School of Nursing

Dr. Carl Christensen


  • Ph.D. George Washington University, 1990
  • M.N. Oregon Health Sciences University, 1980
  • B.S.N. Oregon Health Sciences University, 1978
  • A.D. Mt. Hood Community College, 1977
  • A.S.D. Anderson University, 1976
  • B.A. Anderson University, 1973


McMahon, J.; Hillman, J; McInerney, M., Kileen, M; and Christensen, C. (1995). “Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates for Medicare Beneficiaries - Montana and Wyoming, 1994.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 44(40) 744-746.

Christensen, C., and Beaver, S. (1996). “Correlation Between Administrator Turnover and Survey Results,” The Journal of Long Term Care Administration, 24(2) 4-7.

Christensen, C. (2004). “Travel Tips for a Journey into Academic Administration.” Journal of Nursing Education, 43(11) 512-516.



Spending time with my family is a great pleasure to me. We enjoy taking trips together whenever possible. We take pleasure in having guests in our home. My wife, Debbie, loves theater and directing plays. This results in us attending plays or even acting on stage at Church. Another byproduct of this interest in drama is that we have coordinated a Children’s Church program involving skits, puppets, and Bible stories.

Recommended Reading

I am a proponent of audio books and listen to numerous books from the public library each year during my daily commute to and from work. My favorite types of literature are biographies, histories, and historical fiction.

Rather than listing specific books that I have read, I would prefer to answer a question that I received from a student who had just learned that she was accepted into the nursing major: "What types of books should I read to prepare for the nursing major?" My response was to read biology books for review, read about Florence Nightingale, and consider reading the stories of Christian missionaries who included health care in their work.