Karen P. Black, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Karen P. Black, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Karen P. Black, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Karen P. Black, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Assistant Professor
kpblac01@louisville.edu
502.852.8394

earned her an associate of science nursing degree and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Kentucky University.  Having worked in critical care areas (ICU, CCU, Open Heart PACU, ED) for many years, Ms. Black joined the faculty at the University of Louisville after receiving her MSN in nursing education from Bellarmine University. She taught the Complex Adult Health (critical care) course for many years as well as coordinating and teaching the Senior Capstone Clinical course.  She now teaches pharmacology to undergraduate students and teaches Leadership and Management and Patho-Pharm in the RN-BSN online program.  As the School of Nursing is expanding their development of and participation in other interprofessional activities, she is now serving as the Coordinator for Interprofessional Education for Nursing.  Besides her full time work with the UofL School of Nursing, Ms. Black also practices part-time as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  She is also pursuing her DNP at the University of Louisville.  Her DNP project will address screening and referral of patients presenting to Emergency Departments who may be high risk for suicide.

Education:

  • DNP Student, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Post-Masters Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • MSN, Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky
  • BA in Psychology, Western Kentucky University
  • ADN, Western Kentucky University
  • BA: Biology, St. Louis University, 1989

Educational Interests:

Critical Care

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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