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