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Karen Arrant
Assistant Professor
Kitty DeGree School of Nursing
NURS 134
318-342-1663
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Karen D Arrant, MSN
Assistant Professor, Nursing

Education

MSN

2007, Education
University of Phoenix

BSN

1984,
Northeast Louisiana University

Biographical Sketch

Karen Arrant is in the dissertation phase PhD in Nursing  program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is currently in the throes of the intervention for her study.  Karen is interested in sleep deprivation and interventions to improve sleep outcomes. Specifically, her dissertation question is, What is the effect of a yoga intervention on sleep, stress, anxiety, and depression in postmenopausal women? For 24 years, Karen practiced as a registered nurse in neonatal and medical surgical nursing. She mentored new employees and enjoyed teaching critical thinking and clinical skills. After earning her Master of Science in Nursing degree, Karen accepted a faculty role at the Kitty Degree School of Nursing at the University of Louisiana in Monroe. As an Assistant Professor, Karen has experience teaching all levels of undergraduate students; she currently serves the KDSON as Interim Coordinator of the RN to BSN and RN to MSN online programs. In addition to her responsibilities as both a student and a teacher, Karen supports the American Cancer Society Relay for Life efforts in North Louisiana. Karen is married with two children and four grandchildren.

Research Interests

Karen Arrant's research interests are centered around using objective measures to examine the effect of exercise on sleep and stress.  Her dissertation focuses on the effect of yogic exercise on sleep by examining salivary alpha amylase and on stress by examining salivary cortisol levels. She is comparing these objective results to three PROMIS tools for sleep, anxiety and depression.

Post-graduation, she plans to continue to explore the effect of exercise on sleep and stress and is considering developing a visual analog scale for sleep studies.

Professional Positions

August 2008

Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Louisiana at Monroe

December 2008 September 2006

Perinatal Nurse Educator, Glenwood Regional Medical Center

Licensure & Certification

Registered Nurse

Awards & Honors

September 2014 ULM Foundation Professorship.

July 2014 Jonas Scholarship.

October 2012 Kitty DeGree Fellowship.

Courses Taught

NURS 2004Health Assessment, 3 course(s)

NURS 2005Health Intervention I, 2 course(s)

NURS 2007Nursing Science Practicum I, 6 course(s)

NURS 4003Adv Nursing Science Seminar, 1 course(s)

NURS 4005Adv Adult Health Nursing, 2 course(s)

NURS 4037PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND TRENDS, 9 course(s)

NURS 4064NURSING MANAGEMENT, 9 course(s)

NURS 4065MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM, 12 course(s)

NURS 4066NURSING MANAGEMENT, 1 course(s)

NURS 4074MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS, 1 course(s)

NURS 4075MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM RN, 1 course(s)