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Karen Benson, RN, CCRN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Contact Information

Caruthers Hall 2010
(703) 526-6883

Academic Credentials

Diploma in Nursing, Wesley-Passavant School of Nursing
B.S.N., Loyola University of Chicago
M.S.N., George Mason University
Certification in Critical Care Nursing
Teaching Areas:
  • Medical-surgical nursing
  • Simulation
  • Clinical nursing
Research Interests:
  • Critical care nursing
  • Nursing certification
  • Moral/ethical issues in nursing
After several years as an adjunct faculty member for clinical rotations at local educational institutions, Karen Benson joined the full-time faculty of Marymount University in 2010. In addition to her work as an adjunct faculty member, Ms. Benson brings 33 years of experience as a hospital staff nurse in several areas. The majority of her experience has been in critical care nursing.
Ms. Benson is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She maintains a national certification in critical care nursing (CCRN). She continues to work as a critical care staff nurse and is a member of the School of Health Professions' Admissions Committee.