• Karyn Mills, Director of Registered Nurse Program and Nursing Professor at Coastal Bend College (CBC), joined the CBC faculty in 2001 after working in the field in various nursing positions to include Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, Medical Surgical and Home Health.  She obtained her Certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing in August of 1993 from Bee County College, Kingsville, Texas.  (Later becoming Coastal Bend College).  She went to work in the local hospitals while earning her Associate Degree in Registered Nursing in May of 1995 from Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas.     

    She started her teaching responsibilities in the Licensed Vocational Program for approximately 8 years before joining the CBC Professional Nursing Program faculty in 2009.  During her time as instructor she continued to complete her own educational goals.  First, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in December 2003 from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Texas, and her Masters of Science in Nursing in May 2008 from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She became certified by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  During her tenure at Texas A&M Kingsville, she earned the honors of becoming a member of Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International (May 2008).

    Mills also holds the following memberships:

    Memberships:  

    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners  

    Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing  

    American Nurse Association

    During her time at Coastal Bend College she has taught various subjects and styles to include face to face, internet, hybrid, and distance learning.  Although, Mills has taught numerous nursing courses her favorite remains the Medical Surgical Courses.  Although the platform of instruction has changed the level of quality nursing students has remained the same.    

    As an alumnus of CBC, she recognizes the value of obtaining an education at a community college level and enjoys encouraging others to follow in her footsteps.  The community college experience gave her the confidence and ability to succeed throughout her education career path.    

    An important aspect of her life is family.  Her husband of 28 years, one son that lives and works in San Antonio in Business Finance, and one daughter that is a just beginning her college career path to become an elementary educator.  She values her time with family and friends making memories to last a life time.