Ms. Karen White began at Cumberland University in fall of 2012 teaching the Nursing Informatics class, and since then has added Community Health Nursing to her list of courses for the RN to BSN program within the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions. Ms. White currently works as a Registered Nurse for the Veterans Administration where she is implementing a National VA Whole Health program at her local hospital, and has had a long career in a variety of nursing specialties, such as Inpatient Pediatrics, Family Practice, Occupational Health, Nursing Education, and Clinical Informatics.
In 2009 Ms. White retired from the U.S. Air Forces Reserves at the rank of Major, and had spent 21 years working her way through both the Enlisted and Officer ranks. She began her military career as a Laboratory Technician, but once she earned her nursing degree, she was commissioned into the Nursing Corp, where she served for nearly a decade. Her final assignment was as the Public Health Officer for the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, where she was responsible for the health and welfare of the 944th Airmen and their families. She was part of a team that ensured members were medically prepared for deployment, and provided education, on possible health hazards they could encounter and mitigating measures put in place to keep them safe and healthy.
Ms. White holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Arizona State University and a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Arizona. She has been ANCC Board Certified in Nursing Informatics and holds a national certification in Health Coaching.