DNP, Chamberlain University
MEd, Touro University
MSN, University of Hartford
BS, Eastern Connecticut State University; ADN, Mattatuck Community College
Teaching Focus: Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing Karen V. Duhamel teaches Advanced Nursing Theory, Theory of Nursing Education, and Curriculum Development. She has extensive experience in behavioral health nursing, case management, and project management. Duhamel is the program coordinator for the master's program in nursing with a focus in education. She is a committed lifelong learner and is passionate about teaching.
Professional Interests: Duhamel strives to foster creativity in graduate-level nursing education through innovative pedagogy. She uses forum theater as a creative teaching modality in graduate-level nursing education. Her use of evidence-based practice using Cognitive Behavioral & Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapies empowers homeless populations. Duhamel's research interests include participatory action research with service learning, social justice & advocacy projects and the historical overview of technological advancements in nursing practice.