Mercyhurst University

Karen Morahan, PhD, RN

Karen Morahan

Associate Professor and Director, RN to BSN Program

HC 312C

814-824-2909

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. —Steve Jobs

I could not imagine a career doing anything else but teaching.  I have been able to combine my nursing and military background together to become an educator.  I have been a nurse for almost thirty years and in higher education for fifteen years.  I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to serve my country and gain global experience.  I am a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel.

My military and extensive worldwide experience has provided me with a background and knowledge of different cultures, health issues, political climates, health policy and determinants of health.  For that reason, I thoroughly enjoy teaching Public Health courses.  It is a natural fit for my skill set

Education:

B.S.N., Dominican College

M.S.N., University of Maryland

Ph.D., Capella University

 

Research and Interests:

Factors influencing student success

Building resilience

Autism and special needs

 

Courses Taught: 

PUBH 105 Health Policy and Law 

PUBH 211 Global Health