MS Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
BS Evangel College, Springfield, MO
Diploma St. Anthony Hosp. School of Nursing, Oklahoma City, OK
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Karen Bufton Joined the Louise Herrington School of Nursing faculty in the fall of 2000. She has practiced medical-surgical nursing with a focus in cardiovascular critical care for 33 years. Karen's areas of interest include skills acquisition, critical thinking and nursing history. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau. In addition to faculty responsibilities, Karen chairs the Nursing Peer Review Committee for Baylor University Medical Center, trains staff in Basic Life Support (CPR) and assesses newly hired staff using a competency-based model. Karen is certified in Continuing Education and Staff Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.