School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 364-8733
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Karen Dunn, PhD, RN, FGSA

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3041 Human Health Building 
Phone: (248) 364-8746

Dr. Karen Dunn is an Associate Professor. Her program of research is in promoting wellness among older adult populations through the effective use of holistic self-care practices with an emphasis on spirituality, end-of-life care, and pain management. She is currently a co-investigator in a feasibility/pilot project to determine if a dog training program will create a healing environment and improve the holistic well-being of community-dwelling older adults while improving the adoptability of shelter dogs.

  • PhD - Wayne State University 
  • MSN - Valdosta State University 
  • BSN - Wayne State University 
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing 
  • Gerontological Nursing 
  • Critical Care Nursing 
  • Holistic Self-care Practices 
  • Aging and Spirituality 
  • Chronic Pain 
  • Stress and Coping 
  • End-of-Life Care 
Professional Affiliations 
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society 
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • ANA-Michigan Region 7
  • American Association of College of Nursing Geriatric Leadership Fellow