Assistant Professor
Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Director

28 Schneck Parkway, Suite 316
Phone: (828) 227-6521

Dr. Karen Lewis comes to WCU with many years of clinical experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner having practiced in neurosurgery, public health, and family practice settings. She is very familiar with the WCU school of nursing having received her DNP from WCU in 2015 and her BSN from WCU in 1994. She received her MN in the FNP program at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2000. Prior to coming on board full time as an assistant professor in the FNP program she taught as an adjunct professor in the graduate school of nursing at WCU. She has interests in health promotion and conservative treatments for pain. Dr. Lewis currently serves as co-chair of the leadership committee for the North Carolina Future of Nursing Action Coalition as well as a subcommittee chair for the North Carolina Nurses on Boards council.

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