Her decades of contribution to health policy and nursing education have not gone unnoticed. On June 22, Karosas became the first Quinnipiac faculty member to be inducted as a fellow in to the American Academy of Nursing Practitioners, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The AANP is a professional organization and think tank that examines efficacy of health policy and practice, and advances them for the benefit of the public and the nursing profession.
Karosas views her induction as more of an opportunity than an individual honor. She said she plans to leverage the AANPs vast network of information and resources toward keeping pace with an evolving profession, and advancing the School of Nursing’s mission of transforming health care, one student at a time.
“We have very high standards here,” Karosas said. “This is another thing that will force us to continually evaluate what we are teaching, and prepare our students to jump right into practice.”