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Karen Tipka, American Obstetric and women's health nurse unites states department Health and Human Superior vena cava syndrome traineeship, 1988-1989; Foerderer scholar, 1983-1984.


Tipka, Karen was born on August 13, 1946 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Daughter of James Spruance and Catherine (O'Connor) Tipka.


Bachelor in English, Immaculata College, Malvern, Pennsylvania, 1969. Master of Arts in Psychology, Pennsylvania Department Education, Harrisburg, 1975. Postgraduate, University Delaware, since 1995.


Teacher English, Tredyffrin/Easttown Schools, Berwyn, Pennsylvania, 1969-1976;mental health assistant, Psychiatric Unit, Paoli (Pennsylvania) Memorial Hospital, 1977-1978;medical assistant, Internal Medicine Associations, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1980-1982;crisis counselor, Chester County Crisis Intervention, Downingtown, Pennsylvania, 1979-1982;staff nurse psychiatry, Philadelphia Psychiatric Center, 1984;staff nurse labor/delivery, Osteopathic Medical Center, Philadelphia, 1985;staff nurse labor/delivery, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Chester, 1985-1986;staff nurse high risk labor/delivery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, 1986-1987;staff nurse labor/delivery, Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, 1987-1988;staff nurse labor/delivery, Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) Hospital, 1987-1988;nurse clinician, Caremark Women's Health, Malvern, Pennsylvania, 1992;clinical educator, Holy Family College, Philadelphia, 1993-1994;perinatal consultant, educator, Toitu of America, Wayne, Pennsylvania, since 1995. Clinical adjunct instructor Delaware County Community College, Media, Pennsylvania, 1989-1990. William Penn grant minority nursing tutor Gwynedd Mercy College, 1992.

Group facilitator Parkinson's Disease Support Group, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, since 1989. Selected delegate People to People Foundation Professional Nurse Exchange, Norway, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, 1988.


Safety instructor Girl Scouts United States, Chester County, 1987-1988. Guest speaker ethics St. Joseph's University Graduate School Health Administration, Philadelphia, 1991. Member American Nurses Association, Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (certified), Pennsylvania Nurses Association, Pennsylvania Perinatal Society, Philadelphia Perinatal Society, American Nurses Association Council Maternal/Child Nurses, American Medical Writers Association.


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    Avocations: reading, sewing, gardening, cooking.