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Dr. Karen S. Migl | Associate Professor

Dr. Karen S. Migl

Associate Professor

"Healthcare is constantly changing and this degree will help the student face the challenges of the future."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Nursing – The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 2009
  • M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling – Stephen F. Austin State University, 1991
  • WHNP – The University of Texas Health Science Center, 1987
  • BSN – The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1972

Career Highlights:

Implementation of RN to BSN Online program at Stephen F. Austin State University. Presently teaching Leadership and Coordination of Care at SFASU as well as RN BSN Transition, Cultural Issues in Professional Nursing, and RN BSN Care of Community Populations.

In which online degree programs do you teach?

MSN Nursing Administration

Which classes do you teach online?

Transformational Leadership

What types of projects and work do you typically assign for these courses?

I usually assign research-based projects that require the student to apply evidence-based practice.

What do you want students in your courses to learn? What are the learning outcomes or objectives?

I want students to be very engaged in the course, with their peers and with me. Students can meet each learning objective through the process of discussion, research, exams and projects.

What advice would you give to those considering this online program?

Please be ready to communicate and be engaged.

What is the value of this degree?

This degree will help you to broaden your perspective of how to manage nursing in the business world of healthcare.

How can this degree help students prepare for the challenges of the field?

Healthcare is constantly changing and this degree will help the student face the challenges of the future.

Why did you start teaching?

I started teaching for the love of learning!

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

“Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

I love to go on adventures that are out of my comfort zone.

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