Karen M Brown-Fackler

Associate Professor of Nursing
Department of Nursing
Health & Human Services
Academic and Student Affairs

SVSU Main Campus
Health & Human Services 234


I have been a registered nurse since 1976 and have worked in many roles including staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, administrator, educator, and expert witness. My clinical area of expertise is maternal and child health, but I have served as Director of Nursing in a local acute care hospital for most of my career. I am certified as a Nursing Executive Advanced, a Nursing Educator, and a Clinical Nurse Leader. I am actively involved in nursing professional associations and feel it is important that we all contribute. I have served as the President of our local chapter of American Nurses Association-Michigan and Board Treasurer for Theta Chi, our local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. I am a full-time faculty member at SVSU, served as the Graduate Nursing Program coordinator, am currently the Department of Nursing, and enjoy helping many students achieve their goals. I was a part-time instructor for SVSU when the program began in 1978-79 while I was in graduate school at U of M. Nursing is an exciting and rewarding profession, and I feel privileged to help prepare our upcoming professional colleagues.


Doctor of Education
Central Michigan University

Master of Science
Univ Michigan-Ann Arbor

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Univ Michigan-Ann Arbor

Teaching Interests


Nursing Administration

Nursing Education

Parent-Child Nursing

Quality Improvement



Faculty Perceptions of Student Incivility,

Case Study of Online LPN to RN Program Cigarette Smoking and Newborn Apgar Scores

Community Engagement

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Past Board member of Emmaus House in Saginaw and Bay Area Women's Center.



Director of Nursing, Bay Medical Center, 1983-1999

Associate Dean of Instruction, Kirtland Community College, 1999-2008

Department Chairperson of SVSU Nursing 

Honors and Awards

2019 - Faculty Recognition for Mentoring Award from Faculty Association at SVSU
2012 - Faculty Recognition for University Service Award from Faculty Association at SVSU
2005 - Excellance in Teaching Award from Michigan Occupational Deans Association
1998 - Excellence in Community Service Award from National Associatiom of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses


American Nurses Association

Sigma Theta Tau



Office Hours

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