PhD, EdS, RN
Professor Karen Komoroski joined the faculty of Saint Luke’s College in 2012. She received a BSN from Graceland University and an MSN from the University of Kansas with emphasis areas in community health nursing, primary care of the adult and nursing education. In addition to receiving her PhD in Nursing from the University of Kansas, she holds a certificate in outcomes measurement from the University of Kansas and an Education Specialist degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Dr. Komoroski taught at Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Kansas City for 23 years. During her tenure at MCC, she served as chairperson of the Nursing Division, developed the region’s only evening/weekend professional nursing program and was a member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s National Simulation Study team. Prior to that, she worked as an occupational health nurse for Hallmark Cards, Inc., as a mother/baby nurse at St. Joseph Health Center, and as a community health nursing instructor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing.
She maintains a clinical practice in home health and occupational health on a PRN basis and is a National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator. She received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2004 from the American Red Cross for over 25 years of volunteer service as a nurse and member of the Nursing Advisory Committee. Her research interests include care of vulnerable populations, the use of technology in home care, simulation in healthcare education, and clinical education policy development.