Doctorate in Nursing Education, Southern Connecticut State University (ABD)
Masters of Science in Nursing, Elms College
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Salem State College
Karen Braccialarghe is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Hartford. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Salem State University in 2003, and her Masters of Science in Nursing Education from Elms College in 2015.
Karen teaches and coordinates nursing courses in the undergraduate program to all grade levels within the program across the curriculum. Her areas of interest within nursing education include providing equity to clinical experiences related to the preparation of adjunct clinical faculty, and also curriculum design. Karen is the faculty liaison to the National Student Nurse Association at UHart which provides an official channel of communication between students, nursing faculty, and college administration.
For the past twenty-one years Karen’s bedside nursing career has been in pediatric critical care. She has her pediatric critical care registered nurse certification (PCCRN) and holds a per diem staff position in the PICU at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, CT. Karen is a member of the Association of Critical Care Nurses and is ACLS and PALS certified.
Karen is a doctoral student at Southern Connecticut State University and is enrolled in their Ed.D. program. She is working towards completing a dissertation that will add to the state of the science of nursing education.