Governor Little Appoints Karen Neill, PhD, RN, to Idaho State Board of Corrections
Karen Neill, PhD, RN, SANE-A, DF-IAFN, Interim Dean and a Professor at the College of Nursing, Idaho State University, was appointed by Governor Little to serve a six-year term on the Idaho Board of Corrections. The Board of Corrections provides oversight and direction of all correctional facilities in the state and supports the mission and vision of the Department of Corrections, which is to “protect the public, our staff, and those within our custody and supervision through safety, accountability, partnerships and providing opportunities for offender change.” Dr. Neill brings years of experience as a forensic nurse, educator, researcher, and consultant to the Idaho Board of Corrections and supports the mission and vision of the Department of Corrections. She believes in the opportunity to change lives of those that are incarcerated, and improve the societal condition through efforts emphasizing safety, offender change, accountability, and successful re-entry while protecting the public.
Additionally, Dr. Neill is the current president of Nurse Leaders of Idaho and IALN.