Karen Shepherd head shot.

Karen Shepherd

Title: Associate Professor of Nursing & Simulation Coordinator

Teaching Focus:

Education: RN; MSN; CHSE

Research Interests:

Simulation Design and Learning
Humor and Education
Critical Thinking

Professional Activity: 11 years of hospital experience including Medical/Surgical, Obstetrics, Emergency Room, and Management
3 years of home health and hospice experience


Education and Certification:
Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Masters of Science in Nursing - Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
Diploma in Nursing - St. John’s School of Nursing, Springfield, MO


Email: kshepherd@cofo.edu