Karen Frith


Professor Dean, College of Nursing


1610 Ben Graves Drive
Nursing Building
Room 414
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae



  • Ph.D., Georgia State University
  • MSN in Nursing Administration, University of North Carolina in Greensboro
  • BSN, Auburn University
  • Nurse Executive, Advanced - Board Certified
  • Certified Nurse Educator

Clinical Expertise

  • Nursing administration
  • Nursing informatics


  • Fall prevention in older adults
  • Polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication in older adults
  • Leadership and nursing staff outcomes
  • Nurse staffing and patient and organizational outcomes
  • Job stress in the nursing and patient outcomes
  • Educational technology, distance education, and student outcomes
  • Informatics: usability testing, mobile technology, and technology-supported self-management

Recent Publications

  • Frith, K.H. (2022). Is nursing ready for education blockchain technology? Nursing Education Perspectives, 43(2).

  • Frith, K.H. (2022). How technology can aid in competency-based nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives, 43(1), 66-67.

  • Frith, K.H. (2021). Wearable and mobile technologies create innovations in health care. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 35(3), 116-118.

  • Alexander, S. & Frith, K. H. (2021). Using Nursys® as a primary source for licensure information. Nursing Education Perspectives, 42(3). 200-201.

  • Rose, T., Frith, K.H., Zimmer, R. (2021). Transitional care following a skilled nursing facility stay:  Utilization of nurse practitioners to reduce readmissions in high-risk older adults. Geriatric Nursing, 42(6), 1594-1596

  • Frith, K.H. (2020). The Star Trek Tricorder is Here: Handheld Imaging Technology. Nursing Education Perspectives, 42(1).

  • Frith, K.H. (2020). Telehealth Delivery Model in the Mainstream. Nursing Education Perspectives, 42(1).

  • Frith, K.H. (2020). Assessment of Online Education: Part 2. Nursing Education Perspectives, 41(6).

  • Frith, K.H. (2020). Assessment of Online Education: Part 1. Nursing Education Perspectives, 41(5), 199-200.

  • Frith, K.H. (2020). 20-Year Synthetic Biology Research Roadmap: Implications for Vaccine Development and Future Research. Nursing Education Perspectives, 41(4).

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