Tana Karenke, PHD, RN

Tana Karenke
Tana Karenke, PHD, RNMarquette University

Clark Hall, 225

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6080

Clinical Assistant Professor

Mentor/Advisor Specialist, Project BEYOND-2


BSN - Alverno College

PhD - Marquette University

Courses Taught

HEAL 1025 - Culture and Health

Also a Mentor/Advisor Specialist for Project BEYOND-2

Research Interests

Trust in Providers, Mental Illness Stigma, Healthcare Relationships/Partnership, Mentoring Relationships 

Professional Affiliations

American Nurses Association (ANA);
Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA);
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI);
Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS)


Johnson, N. L., Bekhet, A. K., Karenke, T., & Garnier-Villarreal, M. (2021). Swim Program Pilot for Children with Autism: Impact on Behaviors and Health. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 43(4), 356–363. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945920948867

In press: Bekhet, A. B., Johnson, N. L., Karenke, T., Van Hecke. A Swimming Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessing Critical Parameters from Caregivers’ Perspectives 

Honors and Awards

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI): Delta Gamma At Large Chapter: Marquette University and Alverno College