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Karen Moss, ,CNL

University of Virginia PhD
Home Charlottesville VA United States


Karen O. Moss, MSN, RN, CNL Karen Moss is a BSN-PhD student at the University of Virginia. She completed an Associate Degree in Nursing from the College of the Bahamas where she received the Hilda Bowen Nursing Award. She later graduated with honors from the RN-BSN program at Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences. She completed the Clinical Nurse Leader RN-Entry Masters Degree program at the University of Virginia. Her research will investigate end-of-life decision making for African American older adults with dementia by their family caregivers. Ms. Moss is an adult critical care nurse generalist and has received several awards for excellence in patient care. In addition to developing a program of research, Ms. Moss is focused on a career in academia. She works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, completed the prestigious Tomorrow’s Professor Today teaching program at the University of Virginia and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award in 2014. Ms. Moss is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She leads the BSN-PhD Peer Mentor Group at her University and serves as School Liaison for the Graduate Nursing Student Academy. Ms. Moss is committed to a research career in nursing focused on improving end of life for African American older adults and is certified in several end-of-life education programs. She is an active volunteer serving in the community at various health and end-of-life education events.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – End of life in African American older adults with dementia and their family caregivers
Dissertation: End-of-Life Decisions for African American Older Adults with Dementia