Karon graduated with her nursing degree from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus Mississippi in 1985 and from the University of North Alabama in Florence, AL with a Master's of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in nursing education. She began her career in adult med-surg and has worked in various capacities over the years, including home health, emergency department, and adult health. She has worked as a staff nurse, nurse manager and as a nurse educator.
Her responsibilities with VUMC's Nursing Education and Professional Development office are lead of Clinical Orientation (CO), working with medical assistants to obtain their certification, contact hour planner, Student Placement with VMG MA's, LPN's, and RN's, teaching monthly Telephone Triage course and as a coach with Telephone Triage and Message Basket.
Karon enjoys crafting, spending time with her husband, daughters and three grands.