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Karen Karlowicz

  • Karen Karlowicz
  • Associate Professor & Chair
  • Nursing
  • 3126 Health Sciences Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5262
  • kkarlowi@odu.edu
  • I received a Diploma in nursing from Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia; a Bachelor of Science degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland; and a Master of Science in Nursing from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. In April 2002, I was awarded the Doctor of Education degree with a specialization in Health Care Education from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Education

    Nova Southeastern University, 2002
    Major: Health Care Education
    Degree: Ed.D.
    The Catholic University of America, 1989
    Major: Nursing
    Degree: M.S.
    The Johns Hopkins University, 1986
    Major: Nursing
    Degree: B.S.
    Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing and Georgia State University, 1977
    Major: Nursing
    Degree: Diploma
  • Research Interests

    I am engaged in educational research that examines instructional strategies to improve nursing practice, most notably through the use experiential learning. In addition, I conduct research related to managment of urinary incontinence.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Registered Nurse
    Sponsoring Organization: Virgnia Board of Nuring
    Date Obtained: 1989-10-19
    Expiration Date: 2010-08-31
  • 2008: Excellence in Technology-Based Teaching Award, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University
  • 2008: Teaching Excellence Award, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University
  • 2006: John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing/American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2006 Award for Baccalaureate Education in Geriatric Nursing
  • 2003: Best Faculty Poster/Research Day 2003, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University
  • 2002: Research Excellence Award, Nova Southeastern University
  • 2001: Research Excellence Award, Nova Southeastern University
  • 1999: Arthur T. Evans Leadership Award, SUNA 30th Annual Conference
  • 1992: AUAA President's Trophy, AUAA
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Technology Skill Development for Effective Nurse Communication
    Sponsoring Organization: Health Resources & Services Administration
    Date: July, 2009 - June, 2012
    Investigators:Karlowicz, K. A.; Benjamin, R. S.; Palmer, K. L.; Lee, A. H.
    Technology Skill Development for Effective Nurse Communication
    Sponsoring Organization: HRSA
    Date: July, 2009 - June, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Karlowicz, K. A.; Benjamin, R. S.; Barham, P. D.; Lee, A. H.; Palmer, K. L.
    Educating Culturally Competent Nurse Administrators/Educators
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Health and Human Services Advanced Practice Nursing Program
    Date: July, 2008 - June, 2011
    Investigators:Rutledge, C. M.; Garzon, L. S.; Adams Tufts, K.; Karlowicz, K. A.
    Anthem Equipment Development Propsal
    Sponsoring Organization: Anthem Insurance Co.
    Date: September, 2004 - September, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Palmer, K. L.; Karlowicz, K. A.; Curry-Lourenco, K. A.; Scott, M. A.