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Karen P. Black, MSN, RN

Karen P. Black, MSN, RN


  • Assistant Professor



Phone Number

  • (502) 852-8394

Email Address



Recent Presentations:

Black, K. "Essentials of Clinical Instruction: Counseling the Student with Professional Behavior Issues", University of Louisville School of Nursing, January 6, 2011

Black, K., Owens, H., Wilding, M.  "Leveling Simulation for Students in a Baccalaureate Curriculum", Poster Presentation at the 8th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, St. Louis, MO, June 9, 2009

Black, K. "Providing Meaningful Feedback on Student Writing", Delphi Center Celebration for Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Louisville, October 14, 2004

Grigutis, E., Black, K., Kern, N. "Using a Standardized Patient Program to Promote Leadership Skills in Baccalaureate Nursing Students." 1. Podium presentation, American Association of Colleges of Nursing National Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 2003. 2. Poster Presentation, National Nursing Education Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2003.

Grant Activity:

University of Louisville, School of Nursing Informatics Grant: participant, 2010-2011

Internal Grant for Implementation of Ideas 2 Action Critical Thinking Initiative, University of Louisville, Hutti, M. (chair), Kiehl, E. (facilitator), Martin, P. (facilitator), Abusalem, S., Adams, G., Black, K., Chlebowy, D., El-Mallakh, P., Harshfield, S., Lehna, C., Mitchell, H., Owens, H., Riff, D., Seno, V., Singleton, K., Wall, M., 2010

Wall, M., Black, K., Chlebowy, D., Hines-Martin, V., Martin, P., Singleton, K., internal Ideas 2 Action SUN grant

Black, K., University of Louisville Student Engagement Stimulus Grant, Undergraduate Council, expenses for N451 students attending Kentucky Nurses Legislative Day in Frankfort, KY, February 2007

Educational Background

  • Doctoral Candidate in Education, Leadership and Foundations in Human Resources - University of Louisville
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Bellarmine University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Western Kentucky University
  • Associate Degree in Nursing - Western Kentucky University

Teaching Areas

  • Critical Care

Honors & Awards

  • 2005, 2009: Faculty Favorite, Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Louisville
  • 2007: Students' Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Louisville
  • 2004: Ruth Voignier Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Louisville, School of Nursing

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing Honor Society
  • 1990-2005: Lambda Psi Chapter (charter member)
  • 2005-present: Iota Zeta Chapter, University of Louisville
  • 2007-present: Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society, University of Louisville Chapter
  • 2007-present: Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 1974-present: Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
  • 2006-2007: Human Patient Simulator Fellow, University of Louisville, School of Nursing
  • 2006-2007: Assessor, University General Education Program, University of Louisville
  • 1983-1993, 2001-present: American Nurses Association
  • 1983-1993, 2001-present: Kentucky Nurses Association
  • 1986-1992, 2007-present: American Association of Critical Care Nurses/Greater Louisville Chapter
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