Karen Reed, MSN, DHSc, RN, CNL, CRRN

Reed headshotClinical Assistant Professor & BSN Program Co-Director

University of Florida
P.O. Box 100187
Gainesville, FL 32610
HPNP 3225

Telephone: 352-273-6097
Fax: 35-273-6536
Email: ksreed@ufl.edu


Dr. Reed teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at UF. Undergraduate coursework is primarily taught in the simulated lab as well as on a variety of hospital units. She teaches health promotion to graduate students and coursework in the CNL curriculum.


International Nursing Education in LIC.


Dr. Reed holds professional memberships in Sigma Theta Tau, the North Florida Chapter of the Fulbright Association, the Transcultural Nursing Society and the Association for Rehabilitation Nurses. She has been an active volunteer for the American Heart Association as a CPR Instructor since 1982. Internationally, she serves as a volunteer mentor to nursing students in Cambodia and volunteers her time and resources to teach in their undergraduate nursing programs as well as provide professional development programming for staff nurses in both public and private Cambodian hospitals.

Dr. Reed was a Fulbright Scholar in Cambodia for the 2013-204 academic year. There she taught as a visiting professor at the Kampot Regional Training Center in Kampot, Cambodia as well as conducting professional development programs for Cambodian nursing faculty, nurses, and nursing administrators .

Area of expertise

Rehabilitation Nursing, Adult and Community Health.


BSN – Troy University; MSN- University of Alabama Birmingham; Doctor of Health Science- Nova Southeastern University

Selected Publications

  • Reed, K. (2012). Bags and blogs:  Creating an ostomy experience for undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, 37(2),62-65.
  • Reed, K. (2011).  Introduction of rehabilitation concepts in Cambodia.  Journal of  Rehabilitation Nursing, 36(5),180-222.
  • Chapter 6: Health Maintenance and Management of Therapeutic Regimens, The Specialty Practice of Rehabilitation Nursing: A Core Curriculum (6th Ed.), 2011, Association for Rehabilitation Nursing: Chicago, Illinois
  • Reed, K. (2008). Southern hugs from Southeast Asia: Excerpts of a nurse’s diary in Cambodia, Reflections on Nursing  Leadership. 2ND quarter, 32(2).


2013                     UF Fulbright Scholar- Cambodia 2013-2014

2012                     International Educator of the Year:  University of Florida College of Nursing

2012                     Outstanding Faculty Member Award:  University of Florida Nursing College Council

2011                     National Award:  Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Nurse Educator of the Year

2011                     National Award:  Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, 1st Place, National Writing Contest

2009- 2010           University Award: University of Florida, College of Nursing Teacher of the Year