Karen Abate

Adjunct Faculty in the Role of Section Instructor
  • School of Nursing


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Health Professions Education), May 2010 – Simmons College, Boston, MA
  • Master of Science (Family Nurse Practitioner), May 2005 – Monmouth University, Long Branch, NJ
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing), Dec 2002 – Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Diploma (Nursing), May 1985 – St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing, New York City, NY


  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Delaware, New York, & Massachusetts
  • Nationally Certified Family Nurse Practitioner - American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Nationally Certified Family Nurse Practitioner - American Association of Nurse Practitioners

What I Teach

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Nursing Research


  1. MentalHealthOnCampus.com, Diet and Exercise column posting, 2007
  2. An Overview of Gastroenteritis Caused by Norovirus - Northeast Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference Poster Presentation, May 2007
  3. Combined Health Centers: When it Works and When It Doesn’t –New York State College Health Association & New England College Health Association Combined Conference Co-Presenter, Oct. 2007
  4. An Exploration of Malaria - Advance for Nurse Practitioners, Oct. 2008
  5. Audio Podcast Formatting on Undergraduate Nursing Students Retention and Application,14th International Nursing Research Conference, Burgos, Spain, Nov. 2010
  6. “Anaphylaxis and Thermal Injury” Chapters in Buttaro et al’s. “Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice,” 4th Ed., 2011
  7. Undergraduate Perceptions of Knowledge Retention and Application with Academic Podcasts of Different Lengths AANP 2011 National Convention, poster presentation, June 2011
  8. “Top Ten Hints for Educating Patients in Primary Care” – Co-Presenter. AANP 2012 National Convention, poster presentation, June 2012
  9. Effective Use of Podcasts to Develop Nursing Student Retention and Application,” Nursing Education Perspectives, May 2013
  10. “Anaphylaxis and Thermal Injury” Chapters in Buttaro et al’s, “Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice,” 5th Ed., 2014
  11. “Pharmacotherapeutics Concerns after Bariatric Surgery” – Co-Presenter, AANP 2014 National Convention, poster presentation, June 2014
  12. Pharmacotherapeutics for Bariatric Surgery Patients in the Primary Care Setting: An Overview for Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nursing Studies (Vol 3, Issue 1)
  13. “Merging the Academic and Clinical Settings: Use of an Online Interactive Avatar in a Graduate Level Pathophysiology Course” – Co-Presenter Campus 2015 Technology Conference, July 2015

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, 2002
  • Delaware Nurses Association, 2012
  • Nurse Practitioner Association NYS 2013


  • Distinguished Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice (NAP), 2014
  • Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow in NAP Nursing Academy, 2014
  • Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate, 2014
  • Nursing Leadership Award, Monmouth University, 2005