Sarah Korpak, MSN, RN-BC, CPAN, CAPA

Lecturer in Nursing

Yale School of Nursing – Room 20601

email: sarah.korpak@yale.edu
phone: 203.737-3800
fax: 203.737-4480

About

Sarah Korpak is a Lecturer in the GEPN program at Yale University School of Nursing.  She holds an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Three Rivers Community College, a Bachelor’s in the Science of Nursing and Master’s in the Science of Nursing (Education) from Sacred Heart University.  She is currently competing her Doctorate in Nursing Education (EdD) at Southern Connecticut State University.  Her Professional Associations include The American Nurses Association, American Society for Peri-Anesthesia Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International, and both the Connecticut and National Leagues for Nursing. 

Ms. Korpak began her career at Yale School of Nursing as a medical-surgical preceptor in 2014 with the GEPN program.  She enjoys the chance to cultivate adult learners, and her philosophy on nursing education fosters an atmosphere that challenges all students to achieve their goals through experiences that emphasizes the critical thinking process while respecting the intrinsic differences that make adult learners unique and special.

Her awards include:  Nursing Professional Practice Award (2012), Middlesex Hospital’s Great Save Awards (2012), and Middlesex Hospital’s Great Serve Award (2014). 

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Research Interests

Sarah’s research interests align with the education of student and graduate nurses.  This interest was spurred by her experiences as a graduate nurse, working on a medical-surgical unit, and as chair of a Nursing Peer Review Committee.  She recognized that many hospitals, nurse residencies, and nursing programs lacked an evidence-based program designed to educate medical-surgical nurses on how to identify and intervene in cases of patient deterioration.

Clinical Practice

Ms. Korpak has extensive experience in a variety of acute care settings including medical-surgical nursing, surgical trauma, post-anesthesia care, and ambulatory surgery, with national board certifications all three practice areas.  She also maintains a clinical practice in post-anesthesia care at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut. 

Selected Publications/Presentations

Publications

Stolzenberger, K., Korpak, S., Marteka, P., Meaney, C., & Morello, K.  (2012). Long-term quality of life following bariatric surgery: A descriptive study. Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, 8(1), 29-38. doi:10.1089/bari.2013.9996.

Korpak, S., Marteka, P., Meaney, C., & Morello, K.  (2012). Long-term quality of life following bariatric surgery. Podium presentation at Hartford Hospital’s 10th Annual Nursing Research Day, May 2012.