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Karen Marie Saboe, APRN CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

(612) 743-0856

Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Pediatric

Professional History

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics Certified Nurse Specialist - American Nurses Credentialing Center

Professional Education

  • MSN - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • BA - Gustavus Adolphus College
    St Peter

Contact Information

Primary Location:

Childrens Minnesota Simulation Center
2525 Chicago AVE S STE 2424T
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 743-0856

Personal Biography

Karen Mathias has been the Director of Children's Simulation Center since its inception in 2007. She led the development of the first mobile simulation center in the country dedicated solely to pediatric and neonatal training, and more recently led Children's Simulation Center to its achievement of accreditation status in 2015 in the areas of teaching and systems integration. Karen is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) for the Critical Care Division at Children's of Minnesota focusing on resuscitation, team performance, and early recognition efforts. Karen received her master's in pediatric critical care nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and is certified as an APRN Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). Karen has pursued specialized training from Stanford's Center for Pediatric Education (CAPE) in simulation and debriefing and has completed her Certified Master TeamSTEPPS Trainer program at the University of Minnesota. She has presented widely both regionally and nationally.