Karen Alexander is currently an instructor at Jefferson College of Nursing in Philadelphia, PA. She is a PhD student at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her clinical experience includes neonatal nursing, pediatric home care, and public health nursing involving family health promotion. She also served on the expert panel of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing convened to develop competencies related to care coordination in nursing. Her academic experience includes serving on faculty at Jefferson College of Nursing for the past five years. Her intended dissertation will describe the self-efficacy, social support and postnatal depression of mothers experiencing opiate recovery treatment.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Psychiatric-Mental Health/Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Dissertation: Mothering in the context of methadone treatment: social support, self-efficacy and postnatal depression