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Karen C.

Danvers, MA

$35/hour

Experienced and Patient Nursing Educator

Background check passed as of 10/24/15
4.1 average from 10 ratings
Very knowledgeable
— SANDRA, Chesapeake, VA on 9/29/16

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University of Texas Houston
Nursing
University of Texas Houston
Master's
Widener University
PhD

Education

University of Texas Houston (Nursing)

University of Texas Houston (Master's)

Widener University (PhD)

About Karen

My educational philosophy has evolved from my education and observation as a nurse educator, in addition to my own experiences as an adult learner. After several years in medical-surgical nursing, I went back to school to complete my BSN degree. The process was challenging! With two young children, my hours in nursing, and the return to the structure of academic learning, I was busy. It took several years and two "moves" from Massachusetts to Georgia to Texas, but I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. The next year I completed my MSN degree at the University, and later I completed my PhD at Widener University in Pennsylvania. Expanding my nursing practice to nursing education has been a significant milestone in my career, and I have found my work with students to be most challenging and satisfying.

As part of my educational philosophy, I believe that every person learns differently, and there is no "one size fits all" when considering strategies for success. I also believe that material that is learned and understood is far superior to facts that are memorized. The process of tutoring can aid the students in maximizing the success of their efforts by identifying their way of learning and providing appropriate learning strategies. In my experience with students I have also observed that a non-threatening environment is essential to learning.

The unique structure of the nursing program demands that students first acquire and then apply that information in the clinical setting. Therefore, there are two parts to the tutoring process; initially helping students to learn the content, and then to use that knowledge to make valid decisions in clinical practice. The successful tutor is able to assist students' success in making this transfer of knowledge. Nursing students also must successfully complete the NCLEX examination in order to practice professional nursing. The tutoring process can assist students with strategies to prepare for that examination. I often found that encouragement and support were my most important strategies with graduating students.

I have always been impressed with the students' commitment to their nursing practice, especially in light of their often-conflicting roles as adult learners. I believe that the successful tutor must help the students to "know what they know" and to devise an individual plan for success. My most satisfying moments as a tutor come when the students realize that they understand the concepts and they begin to apply that understanding to new information or clinical practice.


I have always been interested in the biological sciences including anatomy and physiology, and my study of pathophysiology has added to that interest. My career in nursing and nursing education has given me the knowledge and the skill to teach those concepts.

As a nursing educator, I was responsible for the construction of all questions related to my teaching assignment. All of the questions were initially peer reviewed by the nursing faculty against the requirements of the National League for Nursing, before being included on content examinations. I was also required to maintain statistics for each question in order to remove or revise the question as appropriate.

I believe that the process of tutoring is an exchange of information that allows the information to be clarified and shared in a way that optimizes learning. I respect the time and effort that students bring to the learning process and I welcome the privilege of participating in that work. I am presently available to work with students online only. I will respond to all questions and concerns in a timely manner that will be agreed upon at our first meeting.
My educational philosophy has evolved from my education and observation as a nurse educator, in addition to my own experiences as an adult learner. After several years in medical-surgical nursing, I went back to school to Read more

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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Danvers, MA 01923
Background Check: Passed

"Very knowledgeable"

- SANDRA, Chesapeake, VA on 9/29/16
Science:
Anatomy, Nursing, Physiology
Test Preparation:
NCLEX

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NCLEX

One of the standards for all nursing programs is the measure of students' performance on NCLEX. In my position as a faculty member I was responsible for working with graduating seniors to improve their test taking skills. That process involved reviewing the current test blueprint from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, identifying the strategies for specific types of NCLEX questions, and providing content review.

University of Texas Houston
Nursing
University of Texas Houston
Master's
Widener University
PhD

Education

University of Texas Houston (Nursing)

University of Texas Houston (Master's)

Widener University (PhD)

Very knowledgeable — Very patent with her student and she working with until have good understanding. She do her best making sure u have what u need and she is always looking up information to help with study goals ...

— SANDRA, Chesapeake, VA on 9/29/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Karen will travel within 20 miles of Danvers, MA 01923.