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Karen York Smith

Karen York Smith, American rehabilitation nurse, researcher. Registered Nurse, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio; certified clinical specialist in medical-surgical nursing. Member Sigma Theta Tau.

Background

Smith, Karen York was born on October 2, 1945 in Covington, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of Kermit Elwood and Ruth (Fulton) New York.

Education

Bachelor of science in nursing, University Cincinnati, 1967. MSN, University Cincinnati, 1979.

Career

Assistant head nurse, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke, Chicago, 1969-1975;team leader Intensive Care Unit, Medical Center U. Kentucky, Lexington, 1975-1977;pulmonary clinical nurse specialist, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio., 1979-1988;pulmonary clinical nurse specialist, Advance Home Health Superior vena cava syndrome, Cincinnati, 1988-1989;medical-surgical clinical nurse specialist, St. Luke Hospital West, Florence, Kentucky, 1989-1993;coordinator education, Health South Rehabilitation Hospital N. Kentucky, Edgewood, since 1993.

Membership

Member Sigma Theta Tau.