Concordia University (BSN)
Marquette University (Master's)
Loyola Law School Chicago (Master's)
I am an experienced RN with 20 years of active clinical, ambulatory and educator experience combined. I have a specialty in all aspects of OB/GYN and neonatal care, as well as an advanced degree (MSN) as a Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife.
I have had the pleasure of having been a clinical instructor at Loyola University Chicago educating primarily BSN students, but also BSN completion students. I also have an advanced degree in Health Law from Loyola University.
I myself have always enjoyed learning and have attained multiple degrees. I hope to inspire my students through my example and for the love of the art of nursing in particular. I am an experienced RN with 20 years of active clinical, ambulatory and educator experience combined. I have a specialty in all aspects of OB/GYN and neonatal care, as well as an advanced degree (MSN) as a Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife.
I have had the pleasure of having been a clinical instructor at Loyola University Chicago
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Karla is polite and enthusiastic in showing you how to breakdown each question. Karla reads you very well and knows exactly what you're doing wrong and directs you to the right direction. She makes the most out of the time you have together. She is setting up a plan that will help me in passing my nclex exam.
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This was just my second tutoring session with Karla and thus far she has provided me with motivation, patience, and direction. She has boosted my confidence with her approach to learning and retaining information, her test taking techniques encourages student to understand what's being asked so that they may be successfully on the NCLEX.
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Karla is a very patient and an encouraging tutor! Going on my third time taking NCLEX I feel 100% confident my time spent with Karla is going to reflect next time I take the exam. Her knowledge and experience is amazing!! I definitely would recommend her to anyone who needs to get over that hump! She really takes the time to get to know every student she is working with and gives you confidence!!
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NCLEX- qualified in the preparatory education for this RN exam as I have taken and passed this exam on the first attempt.
I am also nationally and state board certified as an advanced practice nurse. And state board certified as a RN in Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin.
My credentials include RN,MSN,CNM,APN.
In the past,I have also had the pleasure of being part time faculty at Loyola University school of Nursing. My students had an above average pass rate for the NCLEX exam.