Karen Degre – Faculty Blogger

Author Photo: headshot image of faculty blogger Karen Degre

Adjunct Lecturer
Program: RN to BS Nursing

I actually graduated with my B.A. in communications with minors in writing, psychology, and French, and then worked in radio broadcasting/cable TV/advertising for quite a number of years before going back to school for Nursing!

I earned my BSN and then my MSN/Nurse Practitioner Certification and enjoyed public health/home-care nursing before starting as a NP, anticoagulation out-patient clinic, at the Syracuse Veteran’s Administration in 2003 to present.

I have had the opportunity to teach at Le Moyne College and have taught many nursing courses, both classroom and online as a part-time faculty member/adjunct with Keuka College, and now as an adjunct instructor at Utica College.

I am completing a doctorate in rural health nursing at Binghamton University, and plan to defend by dissertation titled, “Optimizing TTR Among Warfarin Patients: A Randomized Study of U.S. Military Veterans” by Spring or Fall 2017.

I am formerly an officer (LCDR), USNR (1999-2010).

I have 2 daughters, one a recent graduate of Geneseo (Bio/Chem.) working at the University of Rochester pharmacy and the second, a senior Communications major at Roberts Wesleyan College.

I love travelling, cultures, languages, music, reading, cooking, and professional singing (veteran chorus member of Syracuse Opera Company, 1982-2010).

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