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Karen Saunders

Karen Saunders, British, American pediatric nurse practitioner, educator. Registered Nurse Petersburg General Hospital School Nursing, 1972. Basic cardiac life support instructor American Heart Association, since 1978, American Red Cross, since 1987; chairman Crater Child Protection Team, Petersburg, 1983—1985; Fellow: National Association Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners; member: Virginia Public Health Association.

Background

Saunders, Karen was born on September 4, 1951 in Stamford, England. Daughter of Coleman Robert and Doreen (Beasley) S. Registered Nurse, Petersburg General Hospital School Nursing, 1972.

Education

Bachelor of Science Nursing, Medical College Virginia, 1976. Master of Science Nursing, University of Virginia, 1982, C.P.N.P., 1982. Staff nurse pediatrics Petersburg (Virginia) General Hospital, 1972-1975, instructor School Nursing, 1975-1980.

Staff nurse Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1980-1981. Teaching assistant University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1981-1982. Assistant professor pediatric nursing Petersburg General Hospital School Nursing, 1982-1986.

Certified nurse practitioner Virginia Department Health, Petersburg, 1986^. Basic cardiac life support instructor American Heart Association, 1978^, American Red Cross, 1987^. Chairman Crater Child Protection Team, Petersburg, 1983-1985.

Career

Staff nurse pediatrics Petersburg General Hospital, Virginia, 1972—1975, instructor school nursing, 1975—1980. Staff nurse Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, 1980—1981. Teaching assistant University Virginia, 1981—1982.

Assistant professor pediatric nursing Petersburg General Hospital School Nursing, 1982—1986. Certified nurse practitioner Virginia Department Health, Petersburg, since 1986.

Membership

Basic cardiac life support instructor American Heart Association, since 1978, American Red Cross, since 1987. Chairman Crater Child Protection Team, Petersburg, 1983—1985. Fellow: National Association Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners.

Member: Virginia Public Health Association.