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
Address (Line 2)
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


December 01, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio – At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic when the nation went into lockdown, medical intensive care nurses and diabetes nurse practitioners partnered with a multi-disciplinary team at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to develop a new way to care for COVID-19 patients with high blood sugar.

November 18, 2021

Jane E. Heminger Hall will serve as a gateway to Ohio State’s health sciences campus

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees today formally approved Jane E. Heminger Hall as the name of the new building under construction for Ohio State’s College of Nursing.