Joyce Karl

Joyce Karl
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Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Director, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Specialty Tracks
361 Newton Hall
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1585 Neil Avenue
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Joyce Karl is a veteran advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who practiced as a critical care clinical nurse specialist (CNS) before becoming an adult nurse practitioner (NP) in primary care. She has continued to practice as a NP and serves as the Director of Education for the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN). She joined the OSU College of Nursing in 2013 and currently teaches in the DNP and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner programs.

Dr. Karl received her BSN from Capital University (Columbus, OH) and her MS, Post Master’s Certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH).

Scholarly Interests:

Dr. Karl’s scholarly interests include health literacy, health promotion, evidence-based practice, active learning strategies, use of an academic electronic health record, interprofessional education, and multiple primary care and occupational health clinical topics.

Degree Certifications


August 05, 2020

The need for human touch is universal among critical care patients and is an important component of the nurse–patient relationship. However, multiple barriers to human touch exist in the critical care environment. With little research to guide practice, we argue for the importance of human touch in the provision of holistic nursing care.

July 20, 2020

The five-year, $3.13 million grant will deploy social-assistive robots at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber and Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton near Canton for an eight-week trial. The study is aimed at curbing loneliness and apathy in older adults, especially for those with dementia.