Dal's Nursing Leaders
Dalhousie’s School of Nursing is home to respected faculty members who are among the world’s leaders in nursing research and education.
Our faculty is committed to expanding nursing knowledge, furthering practice and seeking better health care outcomes. Faculty members accomplish these goals through research, partnerships with health care stakeholders and by educating the next generation of nurses.
Each month we will highlight a member of our faculty at either of our Halifax or Yarmouth sites. Check back often to learn more about our team.
Clinical Experience: Karen is an experienced community health nurse leader with over 25 years of practice, mainly in-home health care with the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). For the past 10 years, Karen has worked in Professional Practice for the VON supporting nurses and unregulated care providers’ practice. As Practice Educator Consultant, Karen advocated for practice change initiatives to develop community health nurse capacity. Karen completed her Masters in Nursing in 2014 from Athabasca University, with a focus on teaching. Karen has been involved with the Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) for over 10 years in a variety of roles. Karen is currently the president-elect for CHNC and looks forward to advocating for the role and voice of community health nurses in Canada. Karen is a passionate and enthusiastic speaker who thrives on collaboration and participatory exchange.
Teaching Philosophy: Karen believes in learning through experience. Learning is a reciprocal event occurring through an exchange, open dialogue, and collaboration. Karen brings a lot of experience and authenticity when sharing knowledge and working with students. Karen believes in being vulnerable, honest, and learning with and from students’ experiences and sharing. Community health nursing, People-centered care, palliative care, leadership development, and health system change are areas of practice that Karen has experienced and is interested in promoting and working with others for change.