Karen began her career in Nursing at a large teaching hospital. While working there she also obtained her BS in Nursing and in May of 2010 received the distinguished Baccalaureate Nursing Student Award.
“I had the opportunity to mentor and orient new nurses to the profession and to our hospital, which I thoroughly enjoyed.” After transferring to a small critical access hospital, Karen gained experience as a charge nurse, mentor, ICU nurse, and many other roles.
In the hospitals, Karen had the opportunity to work with several Vermont Tech Nursing Grads,
“I was amazed at their knowledge and their performance in the clinical setting. I wanted to become a part of this excellent movement and transition into nursing practice.”
Karen has been a part of the Vermont Tech Nursing Team since August of 2016 and has found a strong support network in her senior leadership team and fellow nursing colleagues.
“I love teaching. My most favorite way to teach is through active learning with case studies, group presentations, NCLEX questions, and clinical reasoning scenarios.”
Nursing requires dedication and passion. Karen encourages new students to set up a schedule and develop their time management skills so they can better stay on top of their work.
Karen says, “The students that come through our program have many wonderful qualities. Students are self-directed, possess time management skills, and are committed to their learning.”
Karen recently completed her first half-marathon and enjoys exploring all over Vermont.