Dr. Karen Stein
- MLIS – University of Rhode Island, 2004
- PhD – University of Connecticut, 1982
- MA – Pennsylvania State University, 1966
- BA – Brooklyn College, 1962
- Authored books: Margaret Atwood Revisited, (Twayne) 1999
- Reading, Learning, Teaching Toni Morrison, (Peter Lang) 2009.
- Rachel Carson. (Sense Publishers) 2012
- Adrienne Rich: (Sense Publishers) 2017
Which classes do you teach online?
GWS 220 Women and the Natural Sciences
Why did you start teaching?
My background is in literature. Teaching is a natural continuation of my love for reading and talking about books.
What advice would you give to prospective online RN to BS in Nursing students?
Be prepared to do a lot of reading and thinking. Try to plan your schedule so that you have time to spend on the courses. Take only 1 course a semester. Given all this, try to find some balance in your life–take time for fun also.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
A book by one of the authors I've written about! (and my books, of course!)
What qualities make someone particularly successful in nursing?
Attention to detail. Kindness, compassion, empathy, respect, a sense of humor.
What do you think is the biggest challenge that nurses face today?
Pressure at work.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.
I do English Country Dancing every chance I get. Now that I'm retired, I'm taking courses for fun – about jazz, geology, and chaos theory.