Karen O'Connell Schill, DNP, APN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, CEN, CFRN, NREMT-P

Karen Casey Schill

Clinical Assistant Professor

Division of Advanced Nursing Practice


SSB Room 1137

Specialty: emergency care, trauma, flight nursing, pre-hospital medicine

Dr. Karen (Casey) Schill is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Advanced Nursing Practice and Specialty Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Care Program. She has many years of pre-hospital and graduate level teaching experience and her nursing career, teaching, service, scholarship, and clinical practice focus on emergency and acute care advanced practice nursing and pre-hospital medicine. She is passionate about keeping patients healthy to avoid hospital readmission and emergency department recidivism.

Dr. Schill has more than 20 years of experience in the pre-hospital setting including basic life support, paramedicine, and air and ground critical care transport. She has extensive bedside nursing and nurse practitioner experience in level 1 trauma and tertiary urgent care settings. Board certified as a both a family and emergency nurse practitioner, Dr. Schill continues to practice as an emergency nurse practitioner and flight nurse. On a local level, she is an active volunteer within her community. She teaches numerous classes for volunteer emergency medical technicians (EMT), fire fighters, and first responders and continues to volunteer as a paramedic on a local first aid squad. Dr. Schill provides clinical education and procedures training for pre-hospital providers through skills and advanced simulation experiences surrounding advanced airway management, trauma, and cardiac care and coauthored a review book for community paramedics entitled The Complete Guide to Community Paramedic-certified (CP-C) Test Prep. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, she earned a master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Care from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Doctor of Nursing Practice from Rutgers University for which she received the Stanley S. Bergen Medal which celebrates the exceptional scholarly achievement of one graduating student