Karen S Aul

Karen S Aul, PhD, MSN, BSN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: Biobehavioral Nursing Science
Business Phone: (352) 273-6362
Business Email: kaul@ufl.edu

About Karen S Aul


Dr. Aul teaches clinical and didactic nursing courses for undergraduate and accelerated BSN students. She has experience teaching in prelicensure and graduate college courses. She has served as a research mentor for DNP, MSN, and undergraduate honor students.


Dr. Aul’s research has included determinants of nursing student success in the forms of professional values, interpersonal and interprofessional socialization, effective teaching and learning strategies, using simulation, and promoting a culture of civility. She has researched and presented her dissertation work on incivility. Dr. Aul’s future scholarly interests continue to lie in the area of curricular pedagogy, as well as chronic pain management.


Dr. Aul is a nationally Certified Nurse Educator with the National League for Nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and has held chapter leadership positions as president and fundraising chair. She has previously served in nursing faculty leadership roles as BSN coordinator, course coordinator, program evaluation chair, curriculum co-chair and lead nursing instructor. She previously facilitated a community hospital support group for patients with chronic pain management.


Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Eta Theta Chapter
2015-2019 · Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Faculty Seed Grant, Provost Scholar Award
2015-2016 · Arkansas State University
Red Apple Teaching Award
2009 · United Way of Butler County, PA
Robert Morris University Nursing Honor Society
2008-2019 · Robert Morris University
Alpha Chi Honor Society, Epsilon Chapter
2008-2019 · Alpha Chi Honor Society
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Lambda Tau Chapter
1989-2015 · Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Research Profile

Dr. Aul has a strong background working in medical-surgical nursing and mental health nursing. She has experience using simulation and problem-based learning.


PhD – Instructional Management and Leadership
2015 · Robert Morris University
Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education (MSN)
2008 · Robert Morris University
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN)
1989 · Slippery Rock University
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
1987 · Butler County Community College

Contact Details

(352) 273-6362