Karen Peck

Karen Peck
Assistant Professor - Nursing

Academic Credentials

D.N.P., Marymount University 

M.S.N., Marymount University 

B.S.N., George Mason University


Teaching Areas

Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Medical Surgical Nursing, Research Interests, Telemedicine, Disaster Management, Emergency Department Flow, Student Transition to practice


Research Interests

  • Telemedicine
  • Disaster Management
  • Emergency Department Flow
  • Student Academic Success



Karen Rowe Peck brings rich experience to the faculty at Marymount University in both academia and direct nursing experience. For 18 years as an adjunct at George Mason University and over 9 years full-time at MU, Dr. Peck has taught pathophysiology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology and leadership to nursing students, second-degree BSN students and RN-to-BSN students.

During her career in acute care nursing, Dr. Peck has worked extensively in critical care nursing, emergency department nursing and telemedicine. She has worked as staff RN, clinical nurse specialist, educator and department director of a large Level I ED/Trauma Center and flight program.

Dr. Peck maintains national certification in critical-care nursing (CCRN-E) and specialty certifications in Disaster Management and Burn Care. Additionally, she is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and has served on the board of her local chapter.

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