Meet Our Clinical Nurse Specialists
Clinical nurse specialists provide diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of patients. They also provide expertise and support to nurses caring for patients at the bedside, help drive practice changes throughout the organization, and ensure the use of best practices and evidence-based care to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.
Clinical nurse specialists have the skills and expertise to identify where the gaps are in health care delivery. They can help design and implement interventions, and assess and evaluate those to improve overall health care delivery.
Karen McCloskey, CNS
Karen graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Journalism initially and quickly found herself drawn to healthcare and the field of nursing. She graduated from Columbus State Community College with an AD in nursing and continued on to Capital University obtaining her BSN. She has experience in open heart and labor & delivery, spending over 11 years at Riverside Methodist and Dublin Methodist Hospitals. Karen graduated from Capital University earning her MSN-CNS with an emphasis in Women’s Health in 2019. Before joining PWH in 2019, Karen was precepted by the PWH providers during her Master’s program, providing annual exams, prenatal care, contraceptive counseling, fertility counseling, menopausal management and overall women’s health promotion.
Karen is always watching the Buckeyes as well as trying to stay healthy and keeping up with her kids. Originally from Bainbridge, Ohio, Karen and her husband Matt currently reside in New Albany with their children Connor, Lauren and Isabella.