Karen Moss, PhD, RN, CNL

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Post-Doctoral Fellow T32 Training in Palliative Care, Symptom Management, and End of Life 2014-2016 Jonas Nurse Scholar

Research Interests

  • End-of-Life Care and Decision Making
  • Family/Surrogate Caregiving
  • African Americans
  • Dementia
  • Older Adults
  • Health-Related Quality of Life
  • Self-Efficacy

Education Interests

  • End of Life
  • Adult Critical Care Nursing
  • Hospice Nursing
  • Nursing Care of Older Adults
  • Clinical Nurse Leadership

Degrees and Alma Maters

  • PhD in Nursing, 2016, Charlottesville, VA
  • MSN, Clinical Nurse Leader, 2012, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • BSN, 2008, Adventist University of Health Sciences, Orlando, FL
  • ASN, 1999, College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

Accreditations and Awards

  • NINR T32 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Palliative Care and Symptom Management, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 2016
  • Raven Society, Honor Society of University of Virginia, 2015
  • Skinner Scholarship Foundation Award, St. Paul’s Memorial Episcopal Church, Charlottesville, VA, 2015
  • Alumni, Jonas Nurse Leader Scholarship Program, Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, 2014-2016
  • University of Virginia School of Nursing Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, 2014
  • Fellow, Tomorrow’s Professor Today Teaching Program, University of Virginia, 2014
  • Winner, Student Paper Award, Southern Gerontological Society 34th Annual Meeting, 2013

Recent Publications

  • Peterson, N., Moss, K., Milbrath, G., von Gaudecker, J., Park, E., & Chung, M. (2015). Qualitative analysis of student perceptions of bachelor of science-to-doctor of philosophy in nursing programs. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(10) 542-549. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20150916-01
  • Moss, K. O., & Williams, I. C. (2014). End-of-life preferences in Afro-Caribbean older adults: A systematic literature review. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, 69(3), 271-282. doi:10.2190/OM.69.3

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