Dr. Karakachian received her BSN in nursing from Saint Joseph University Beirut-Lebanon in 1998. During the same time, she also received her BSN in nursing from France.
Dr. Karakachian found her passion in nursing when she worked at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in the Allergy and Immunology unit. In 2012, she received her Master's degree in nursing education from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Karakachian joined Duquesne University in 2014.
In Spring 2020, Angela earned her PhD in Nursing at Duquesne University. Her research interest is on nurses' moral distress as they provide care to victims of child abuse. Dr. Karakachian was the recipient of the 2022 Duquesne University School of Nursing Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.
- PhD - Duquesne University School of Nursing
- MSN - University of Phoenix
- BSN - Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Research Interests or Expertise
- Pediatric Nursing
- Nurses' moral distress
- Nurses' burnout
- Caring for victims of child maltreatment
- Karakachian, A., Colbert, A., Hupp, D., & Berger, R. (2021). Caring for victims of child maltreatment: Pediatric nurses' moral distress and burnout. Nursing Ethics. Article found online here.
- Karakachian, A., & Colbert, A. (2019). Nurses' Moral Distress, Burnout, and Intentions to Leave: An Integrative Review. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 15(3), 133-142.
- Karakachian, A., & Colbert, A. (2017). Moral distress: A case study. Nursing 2017, 47(10), 13-15.
- Understanding the Importance of Radiology Screening when Suspecting Child Abuse Journal: Journal of Radiology Nursing (June, 2017).
- Pediatric Nurses' Experiences on Suspected Cases of Child Abuse: A Mini-Study (Fall, 2016).
- Post-Operative DVT Prophylaxis in Obese Patients Saint Georges University Hospital (2001).
- Prevention and Action Plan of Allergic Reactions for School Age Children University of Phoenix (2012).
- 2020- Duquesne University School of Nursing Distinguished Dissertation Award, "Caring for Victims of Child Maltreatment: Pediatric Nurses' Moral Distress and Burnout."
- 2019- Nurses' Moral Distress as they care for victims of child maltreatment; grant received from International Association of Forensic Nursing (IAFN).
- 2019- Nurses' Moral Distress as they care for victims of Child Maltreatment award received from Sigma Theta Phi Epsilon Chapter.
- 2019- Featured Author for article "Nurses' Moral Distress, Burnout, and Intentions to Leave: An Integrative Review." Journal of Forensic Nursing.
- 2018- Linda Strangio Editor's Award for best manuscript of the year for 2017 by the Journal of Radiology Nursing.