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Karyn Roberts

Clinical Instructor


Karyn Roberts has been a pediatric nurse for 20 years. Earlier in her career, Karyn spent several years overseas in Russia and Central Asia, which informed her views on nursing, healthcare delivery systems, and the role of culture as it relates to those areas.

Karyn is currently a staff nurse in the pediatric emergency department at Northwest Community Hosptial in Arlington Heights, IL. Her research interests are simulation in nursing education and health disparities in children presenting to the emergency department.

Karyn enjoys teaching and challenging students to think critically in order to advance their own nursing knowledge and practice.

Notable Honors

2013, DAISY Faculty Award, The DAISY Foundation

Selected Presentations

Integrating Nursing Education and Practice: Utilizing Clinical Partnerships To Provide Simulation Experiences to Nursing Students. Roberts, K., Duback, K., Sava, K., & Obrecht, J.  Podium Presentation; 2nd Annual Advocate Healthcare Nursing Research Symposium. Chicago, IL. April 9, 2014.

Poster Presentation 9th Annual NLN/Elsevier Technology Conference: What’s Happening Now? Nashville, TN. October 25, 2014.

Utilizing Simulation to Bridge Gaps in Clinical Nursing Education. Kendrick, A., & Roberts, K. Poster Presentation; 40th Annual March of Dimes Perinatal Conference: Improving Perinatal Outcomes: 40 Years of Success! Westin, Lombard, IL March 9 & 10, 2015.

Cultural Competence: Nurses Perceptions’ in Caring for the Culturally Diverse Patient. Roberts, K., Reidinger, G., & Koran, Z. Poster Presentation; Exemplary Professional Practice in Action:Research and Education: Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oaklawn, IL, April 12, 2011.