Karen Reynolds, MS, RN

Research Instructor, Curriculum Development Specialist

    About me

    Research Interests & Projects

    • Undergraduate Medical Education on Patient Safety
    • Standardized/Simulated Patients
    • Use of Nurses as Teachers in Undergraduate Medical Education

    Teaching Interests & Activities

    • Assist Unit Directors in planning case content, schedule, clinical activities and sessions for year 2 Hematology, Immunology and Infection Unit
    • Assist Unit Directors in planning case content, schedule, clinical activities and sessions for year 2 Cardiac, Renal and Respiratory Unit
    • Teach clinical skills such as venipuncture, phlebotomy, urinary catheterization, wound care and nasogastric tube insertion to second year medical students
    • Teach, observe and provide feedback regarding clinical skills such as physical assessment of documentation to second year medical students
    • Score and provide feedback to students for history and physical write ups as well as SOAP and Clinic notes
    • Facilitate student mentor clinic activities
    • Assist faculty with authoring, administering and scoring clinical assessment cases and other performance-based assessments
    • Problem-Based Learning Case Writer/Editor

    Education & training

    Undergraduate Degree
    Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville - (1998-2002) Degree: MS - Nursing (Community Health with focus in Education/Teaching)
    University of Illinois at Springfield - (formerly known as Sangamon State University) (1990-1993) Degree: BSN
    Lincoln Land Community College - (1987-1990) Degree: ADN
    Capitol Area School of Practical Nursing - (1985-1986) LPN

    Publications

    Journal Publications

    • Klamen, D., Reynolds, K., Yale, B. & Aiello, M. (2009). Students learning handovers in a simulated in-patient unit. Medical Education (43)1097-1098.

    Awards

    • Served on the Association of Standardized Patient Educators Board of Directors and Executive committee as President & Immediate Past President¬†
    • Represented the Association of Standardized Patient Educators at the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare meeting Aug 2011 in London
    • President, Association of Standardized Patient Educators January 2010 - December 2011
    • Vice-President for Finance, Association of Standardized Patient Educators 2006 - 2008
    • Administrative/Professional Employee of the Quarter 2006, SIU School of Medicine
    • Inducted Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Nu Pi Chapter 1993
    • Graduated with Honors UIS GPA 3.80 1993
    • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities 1992 and 1993
    • Chairperson, Emergency Department Unit Based Council 1992-1994 elected by peers (MMC)
    • Awarded Entering Scholar Scholarship UIS 1990
    • Awarded Alumni Association Community College Scholarship UIS 1990
    • Graduated with Honors LLCC GPA 3.80 1990