“I bring many years of nursing practice to patient care. It is vital to really listen to the family. Sometimes a parent needs a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold, or someone to say it is ok.”

Board Certification

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Area of Expertise

  • Primary Care

Education

Graduate School

Virginia Commonwealth University
Child Health Nursing
Richmond, VA
2010

Undergraduate School

Elmhurst College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Elmhurst, IL
1999

Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Science
State College, PA
1989

Professional Associations

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Member
Present

Sigma Theta Tau
Member
1992 – 1993

Personal Interests

In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with her 3 children. She is active in their activities, following and cheering them on. She enjoys watching her sons play baseball and wrestling. She is a fan of most athletics and played volleyball and softball growing up in the suburbs of Chicago.

Biography

Karen received her BSN from Elmhurst College outside of Chicago. She worked as the school nurse at the American High School in Baumholder Germany for a little over 2 years. After returning stateside, she has predominantly worked as a nurse on the Mother-Infant Units and Newborn Nursery at MCV, Memorial Regional Medical Center, and St. Francis Medical Center. She then returned to advance her education and received her MSN as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from VCU. She joined Chesterfield Pediatrics in February 2013.