Karen E. Schaid, MAEd, BSN, RN

Assistant Professor
Phone: (626) 815-6000 ext. 2295
Fax: (760) 952-1734
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My passion is for preparing the Undergraduate Baccalaureate nursing students to achieve NCLEX success and exceptional professional practice in their future. My background includes many years as a bedside care provider in the critical care of adults and elderly clients. I have held CCRN certification in the past. I value Shared Governance models and have participated in several leadership positions and committee responsibilities in both the acute care environment and BSN education.
My area of teaching expertise is Medical Surgical care of adults and elderly in the classroom and clinical settings. I have engaged in teaching simulation enjoy this challenging focus of teaching. Clinical practice and teaching of essential bedside care skills is a very important part of the development of future professional nurses. In addition, assisting students to learn the broader picture of Leadership and Management of responsibilities is a favorite subject for teaching.
Over the past 18 years, I have facilitated and managed the intercurricular standardized testing programs at three different schools. Curriculum, clinical skills, simulation labs, accreditation, evaluation and standardized testing are all areas of interest in contributing to the overall role of a faculty member at Azusa Pacific University. I have maintained optimal working relationships with our medical-surgical clinical sites in the High Desert over the past 7 years.


  • Master of Arts in Adult Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1985
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, South Dakota State University, 1977


  • Currently Licensed in California, Kansas, and Missouri
  • Health Care Provider BLS - current
  • Former CCRN Certification, 2000 – 2006

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Programs


  • Adult Medical Surgical and Critical Care
  • Gerontology
  • Pharmacology

Courses Taught

  • UNRS 212 – Nursing Care of Adults/Aging
  • UNRS 403 – Leadership and Management in Professional Practice
  • UNRS 445 – Application of Pharmacological Principles in an Acute-Care Setting

Office Hours

Monday 12:00pm-3:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm
Appointments available upon request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.