Oklahoma Baptist University

Karen Cotter

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Thurmond Hall 123

OBU Box 61805
500 W. University
Shawnee, OK 74804


An OBU nursing graduate herself, Karen Cotter teaches all levels of nursing classes including Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology and Nursing Leadership and Management. She is the sponsor of OBU's chapter of Student Nurses Association. She is also an active member of the Oklahoma Nurses Association and involved with the Workplace Advocacy Task Force. She has received the Outstanding Community Service Award from the College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma and was inducted in April 2004 into Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nurses, as a Community Leader. Ms. Cotter is a member of First Baptist Oklahoma City where she works as a Girls in Action director, Mobile Meals volunteer cook, sanctuary choir member, and a member of the handbell ringing choir. She is also a member of the Falls Creek/Glorieta Committee.


  • B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma

Courses Taught

NURS 2024: Fundamentals/Introduction to Nursing
NURS 3011: Health Assessment
NURS 3153: Care of the Acutely Ill Client
NURS 3213: Pathophysiology
NURS 3236: Clinical Practicum for Acute Care of the Adult

Selected Publications

Oklahoma Nurse publication in 2001- Co-Author of an article addressing end of life care and an interview with Betty Ferrell

1999 Oklahoma Nurses Association Annual Meeting, Poster Presentation: “Workplace Advocacy—A work in Progress”

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