Dr. Kris Lishner, RN, Associate Professor, Child Health, Intercollegiate
Center for Nursing Education, Spokane, WA
AUTHOR OF CREATING A HEALTHY CAMP COMMUNITY: A NURSE’S
Dr. Lishner’s association with camp health care spans 30
years. During that time, she wrote a book about camp nursing and
received ACN’s prestigious Jeanne Otto Award. Kris has been
involved in private and non-profit camps serving a broad range
of populations in the Eastern, Midwest, and Western United States.
Kris has also been active with the American Camp Association
since 1978, serving as an accreditation visitor for almost 15 years.
Her involvement with camp health includes several years on ACN’s
Board of Directors and Chair of several ACN national conferences.
Kris is especially interested in primary prevention and health
promotion in camp settings and in camp as a development-promoting
environment for children and young adults. Most of her current
consultation and participation in camp health care is limited to
work with the Inland Empire Council of Camp Fire in Spokane. She
also works with undergraduate and graduate nursing students interested
in research and/or role development in camp health care.
The camp nursing world celebrated publication of Kris’ book,
Creating a Healthy Camp Community: A Nurse’s Role, in spring
1994. Available through ACA bookstore (firstname.lastname@example.org),
the book is used as a text in baccalaureate programs for camp nursing
courses and as reference for many practicing camp nurses.