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

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

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

Assistant Professor, Interprofessional Education Coordinator
kpblac01@louisville.edu
502.852.8394

 

Education

  • DNP: Nursing, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 2019
  • Post-Masters Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 2015
  • MSN, Nursing Education, Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky, 2002
  • BA in Psychology, Western Kentucky University
  • ADN, Western Kentucky University
  • BA: Biology, St. Louis University, 198

Educational Interest

  • Universal suicide risk screening of adolescents in emergency departments
  • Mental health for underserved populations
  • Development of interprofessional education curricula
  • Leadership and health policy

Professional Memberships:

  • Nurses on Boards Coalition, 2020 – present
  • American Nurses Association, 1983-1993, 2001- present.
    • Mentor 2019-2020
  • Kentucky Nurses Association, 1983-1993, 2001- present
    • Governmental Affairs Cabinet 2018-2020
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2017-present
  • Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Midwives 2014-present
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2014- present       
  • International Society of Psychiatric Nurses, 2014-present
    • Social Justice Policy Group, 2019
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives, 1992-1993
  • Kentucky Continuing Education Network, 1990-1991
  • Emergency Nurses Association, 1984-1991
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses / Greater Louisville Chapter
    • Program Committee, 1986-1988, Chairperson, 1987, 1988
    • Education Special Interest Group, 1986-1993
    • Board of Directors, 1987, 1988

Honor Societies:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honour Society
    • Lambda Psi Chapter, 1990 – 2005
    • Iota Zeta Chapter 2005-present, President 2006-2008, Treasurer 2019-2020
  • Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society, 2007-present       
  • Golden Key International Honor Society, 2007-present                     
  • Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, 1974-present                   

Awards/Honors:

2020: UofL School of Nursing (SON) Outstanding Faculty Award for RN-BSN Program

2018: UofL SON Outstanding Faculty Award for RN-BSN Program

2015: UofL SON Masters Program Outstanding Graduate for Contributions to Healthcare

2007: UofL SON Senior Students’ Outstanding Faculty Award, December 2007

2006, 2007: UofL SON Human Patient Simulator Fellow,

2005, 2009, 2015: “Faculty Favorite”, University of Louisville (an outstanding professor nominated by students). Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning

2004: UofL SON Ruth R. Voignier Award for Excellence in Teaching

 

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