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Karen E Myers ARNP

Karen E Myers ARNP

Associate Professor
(850) 644-1233
Main Campus

Job Description

Karen Myers is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine & Rural Health at the College of Medicine. She serves as an instructor for first- and second-year medical students teaching clinical skills, small group sessions and lecture. As the Director of Preceptors, she coordinates the involvement of local physicians as the first and second year students obtain early clinical experience. She practices at a Family Medicine clinic one and 1/2 days per week. Karen serves as a preceptor for medical students at that site. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine


Karen Myers is aa Advanced Practitioner Registered Nurse with many years of experience in the Tallahassee area. She has been practicing medicine in Tallahassee since 1984. She became a full-time faculty member of the College of Medicine in 2003.


B.S.N., Florida State University
M.S.N., Florida State University


Karen has been a volunteer at Neighborhood Health Services, providing care to the underserved in the Tallahassee area. She also has been the Co-Advisor for the Student Association of Pre-health Professionals, an undergraduate group interested in careers in various areas of the medical field. Karen works with the Florida State University Diversity Leadership Mentoring Program, mentoring undergraduate students. She spends her spring break teaching a Cross-Cultural Medicine class, where she accompanies students to underserved areas for medical missions. She currently serves on the Evaluations and Promotions Committee, the Communications Committee, and the Library Committee. She has served on Faculty Counsel for 3 terms including serving as President. She is the co-advisor of FSU cares and works with this groups to provide community health screenings at various events including the Homeless shelter, the Migrant Health Fair, the Frenchtown Market, and many others.


FSU Guardian of the Flame for the College of Medicine
FSU College of Medicine Faculty Council Outstanding Junior Faculty Educator
FSU College of Medicine Faculty Council Outstanding Faculty Service Award
The Culpepper Award
Tallahassee Nursing Excellence Award
National certification through ANCC, American Nurses Credentialing Center


Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Council of Advanced Practice Nurses (President 2008 and 2017-2018) Florida Nurse Practitioner Network
Florida Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau national Nursing Honor Society
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Research Focus

Electronic Cigarettes, physician knowledge and Patient Assessment Management; Preventive Care and Barriers in Florida Food Desert, Student and Preceptor Perceptions of the Summer Clinical Practicum: An Assessment of First Year Clinical Skills Capstone, Rural Healthy People 2020, Clinical Aspects of aging


Granville, L. MD, Myers, K. ARNP, Sexuality in the Elderly. Reichel’s Care of the Elderly, 6th Edition, Sixth Edition. Ed; Arenson, et al, New York: 2009, Cambridge University Press. Ferdinand, A. O., Johnson, L., Speights, J. B., Taite, S., Myers, K. E., Speights, A., & Bellamy, G. (2014). Access to Quality Health Services in Rural Areas – Primary Care: A Literature Review. In Bolin J.N., Bellamy G., Ferdinand A.O., Kash, B.A., & Helduser J.W. (Eds.), Rural Healthy People 2020: Volume 1 (pp. 13-24). College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research CeBeitsch, L., Geletko, K. W., Bellamy, G. R., Aubrey, A., Myers, K. E., Dunn, L., Littles, A., & Fogarty, J. (2017). Student and Preceptor Perceptions of the Summer Clinical Practicum: An Assessment of the First Year Clinical Skills Capstone. MedEdPublish, 6, 11-18. doi: Geletko, K. W., Myers, K. E., Brownstein, N., Jamison, B., Lopez, D., Sharpe, A., & Bellamy, G. (2016). Medical Residents' and Practicing Physicians' e-Cigarette Knowledge and Patient Assessment Activities: Do They Differ? Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, 3, 1-6.