Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Alexander, Karen

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Karen Alexander, MSN, RN

Contact Ms Alexander

130 South Ninth Street
Edison Building, Suite 844
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-7796
(215) 955-5674 fax


MSN, Thomas Jefferson University - 2009
BSN, Thomas Jefferson University - 2005
BA (French), Grove City College - 2004

University Appointment


Research & Clinical Interests

Care coordination, substance use in mothers, neonatal abstinence sydrome

Professional Organizations

Society of Pediatric Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau


Alexander, K. Dawson-Jones, J., Grayem, K. (2014).  Online presentation (module), Coaching and counseling of patients and families. Care Coordination and Transition Management Online Course
Alexander, K. (2014).  Poster Presentation, Using technology to teach social determinants of health to undergraduate nursing students. Drexel Undergraduate Nursing Education Institute, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 
Alexander, K.  (2013). Poster Presentation.  A picture of interdisciplinary collaboration:  Homeless Youth in Philadelphia.,National Healthcare for the Homeless Conference and Policy Symposium,Washington, D.C.


Additional Publications

Bouchaud, M., Swan, B. A., Gerolamo, A., Black, K., Alexander, K.,Bellot, J., ... & Scherzer, R. (2016). Accelerating design and transforming baccalaureate nursing education to foster a culture of health.  Journal of Nursing Education and Practice6(11), 97-103
Alexander, K. (2015).  Hildegard Peplau: A theory critique.  Journal of Nursing Doctoral Students Scholarship3, 50-59. 
Alexander, K., Dawson-Jones, J., Grayem, K. (2014). Coaching and counseling of patients and families.  In Hass, S., Swan, B.A., Haines, T. (Eds.), Care Coordination and Transition Management Core Curriculum, American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses. 
Alexander, K. (2013). Social determinants of methadone in pregnancy: Violence, social capital, and mental health. Issues in Mental Health Nursing34(10), 747-751.