Karen Butterbaugh

Karen Butterbaugh

Senior Lecturer, Nursing

I have been a registered nurse since 1991 with a concentration in women’s health and obstetrics.  I completed my advanced education journey with a BSN in 2010 and MSN in 2011.  I worked at Arizona State University as a clinical assistant professor but changed my faculty position to University of Arizona (U of A) as a Senior Lecturer in the Masters’ Entry to the Practice of Nursing (MEPN) in April 2017.  I am certified in Inpatient-Obstetrics since 2006 but aspire to be certified in nursing education.  I will accomplish this in 2019.  I am also experienced in medical-surgical, women’s health, and fundamentals nursing.  I am actively involved in interprofessional education, developing innovative student learning resources, several university committees, and volunteer activities.  I am a member of American Nurses Association (ANA), Arizona Nurses’ Association (AzNA), and Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN).  I am actively involved in my memberships and am the chair of the annual AzNA conference poster presentations.