Alumni Spotlight

Full Name:  Karen Kobliha Reilly

Years Attended Daytona State:1973-1975 

Graduation year: - Practical Nursing 1973
                               - Associate Degree, Nursing 1975

Program/Degree:  Practical Nursing, then Associate Degree, Nursing

Why did you choose to attend Daytona State? I had moved from Michigan with a Bachelor Degree in Sociology but really had always wanted to go into nursing and DBCC (now DSC) made it an easy transition for me.

How has an education from Daytona State made a difference in your life?It helped me pursue the career I wanted.

What have you been doing since you’ve graduated?
I have worked in various areas of the local hospitals  ( Recovery Room, CCU, Staff Development, IV Team, Emergency Room, Home Health Agency) Started working in the DSC School of Nursing as the Skills Lab Coordinator. Currently a Senior Professor in the School of Nursing teaching the Transition to Professional nursing students.

Career/Employment Highlights?
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Some notable Awards & Recognition:
- Certified Nurse Educator
- Sigma Theta Tau (International Honor Society of Nursing)

- Advanced Practice Nursing Council                                                                                                                                       
- Florida Nurses Association/American Nurses Association

What is your favorite Daytona State memory?Struggling through organic chemistry with Jerry Swanson and my sister

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