Karen Jordan, MS, M.Ed., RN, CNEProfessor of Nursing
Division of Health Professions
Introduction to Professional Nursing
Karen graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's and master's of science degree in nursing. She graduated from Oklahoma City University with a master's of education degree. She has been a registered nurse for over 35 years, and has worked in a variety of clinical settings, predominately with adults. Her career experiences include that of a direct-care provider, administrator, and research project director for a federally-funded grant. Karen is known for telling her students that she couldn’t decide whether to be a nurse or a teacher so she became a nurse educator. Her teaching experiences include certified nursing assistant classes and teaching in all levels of licensed nursing programs. Her most recent focus of practice has been dementia care. Karen is one of many family caregivers for aging parents. She provides community education and caregiver support classes from a unique professional and personal perspective. She is a volunteer with the Long-term Care Ombudsman Program as an advocate for nursing home residents. Karen is passionate about nursing and dedicated to developing the next generation of professional nurses.