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Karen Eisenberg, MSN, RN, CNE

Lecturer and Clinical Instructor


Karen Eisenberg is a lecturer and clinical instructor for the School of Nursing. She teaches undergraduate courses in Patient Centered Care Basic Principals, Fundamentals Lab, and is a concierge for high fidelity simulation at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas. Her clinical experience includes medical/surgical nursing, cardiovascular nursing, critical care, and emergency care.

Eisenberg graduated with a Diploma in Nursing from Good Samaritan Hospital, School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon. After a varied career as an acute care nurse, she took a hiatus from her profession to raise a family. Her reentry into nursing was followed by earning a BSN and MSN with a focus in nursing education from Regis University in Denver.

Her graduate work focused on obstacles to retention among new graduate nurses, specific to the importance of residency programs, mentorships, and quality preceptors in delivering high-quality patient care leading to job satisfaction.

Eisenberg is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and a member of the Sigma Theta Tau leadership succession committee, treasurer of the District 3 Nevada Nurses Association, a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, and Nevada Organization of Nurse Leaders. She serves on the School of Nursing simulation committee and student affairs council, and is a member of the UNLV student conduct review board.