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Dr. Karen H. Frith

Dr. Karen H. Frith

MSN and DNP

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs


Dr. Karen Frith is the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs for the college of nursing. She teaches in the MSN and DNP programs.

Education

  • PhD – Georgia State University
  • MSN – Nursing Administration – University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • BSN – Auburn University

Professional Certifications

  • Nurse Executive, Advanced – Board Certified
  • Certified Nurse Educator

Clinical Expertise

  • Fall prevention in older adults
  • Polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication in older adults
  • Nurse staffing and patient and organizational outcomes
  • Job stress in the nursing and patient outcomes
  • Educational technology, distance education and student outcomes
  • Informatics: usability testing, mobile technology and technology-supported self-management.

Research Interests

  • Fall prevention in older adults
  • Polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication in older adults
  • Nurse staffing and patient and organizational outcomes
  • Job stress in nursing and patient outcomes
  • Educational technology, distance education, and student outcomes
  • Informatics: usability testing, mobile technology, and technology-supported self-management.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • 2016 Research and Creative Activity Mentor Award. The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
  • 2012 Lamplighter Award from Alabama League for Nursing
  • Chapter contributor in the AJN book of the year – "Informatics and Nursing: Opportunities and Challenges" by J. Sewell and L. Thede.
  • 1st Place in the Alabama Launchpad Business Competition. ($100,000 funding for start-up business)
  • Outstanding Faculty in Teaching, Research, and Service. University of Alabama in Huntsville, College of Nursing.
  • 2nd Place in the Elevator Pitch Competition sponsored by BizTech.
  • Honorable mention from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing for Academe-Practice Collaborations in Nursing: Honoring Excellence and Innovation.
  • Service Learning Research Award for Honors Seminar: Creating Healthy Communities.

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