Stable Program Lead Instructors

About The Author
Kristine A. Karlsen PhD, NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified
S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Author and Founder
Park City, Utah USA

Kris Karlsen, PhD, APRNKristine Antonelli Karlsen is a neonatal nurse practitioner who has been involved in neonatal care in a variety of settings including transport, education, and patient care for more than 30 years. She is an award-winning author and founder of the internationally recognized S.T.A.B.L.E. Program. Dr. Karlsen serves as the National Program Director for S.T.A.B.L.E. and continues her clinical work in the Intermountain Healthcare system neonatal ICUs in Utah. Her dissertation research, in completion of a PhD in Nursing at the University of Utah, was entitled: A National Survey to Describe the Workforce of Neonatal Transport in the U.S. This dissertation won the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Transport Medicine "Best-Training-Paper" Award. Her research interests include methods to improve neonatal outcomes and the educational process. Dr. Karlsen lectures frequently at conferences both nationally and internationally. She serves on the Utah Perinatal Mortality Committee and is the recipient of the AWHONN/Johnson & Johnson 2003 Childbirth Nursing Award, the March of Dimes 2004 Leadership in Healthcare Nurse Award, the University of Utah College of Nursing 2005 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, the 2010 National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners NNP Excellence Award and the 2014 National Perinatal Association, The Individual Contribution to Maternal & Child Health at the National and International Level.

Dr. Karlsen - Honors and Awards
2014 The National Perinatal Association, The Individual Contribution to Maternal & Child Health at the National and International Level

2010 National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners NNP Excellence Award.

2007 "Best Paper in Training" Award; American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Transport Medicine For Dissertation - "A National Survey to Describe the Workforce of Neonatal Transport in the U.S."

2006 Thai Physicians Association of America Appreciation Award for Educational Excellence

2005 Outstanding Doctoral Student 2005, College of Nursing, University of Utah

2004 March of Dimes Leadership in Healthcare Nurse Award

2004 First Place winner S.T.A.B.L.E. – Cardiac module American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Medical Book Awards

2003 Physicians Association of America Appreciation Award

2003 AWHONN & Johnson/Johnson 2003 Childbirth Award

1995 Best Poster Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, District VIII, 20th Annual Conference on Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, Snowbird, UT, for Karlsen,KA (1995). A mnemonic approach to neonatal stabilization: Transporting newborns the S.T.A.B.L.E. Way.

1993 -present Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - Gamma Rho Chapter

1984 March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation Award for Distinguished Volunteer Leadership in the Fight Against Birth Defects