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Karen Barnes, MSN, CPNP

  • Karen Barnes
  • “I am grateful that families allow me the privilege of keeping their children healthy.”

It is such a privilege to care for children. I love their spirits and how they see the world. I try to have a positive influence on their health decisions and teach them to care for their bodies. Childhood is a magical time but also a critical one where we are helping shape the behaviors they will take with them to adulthood.

Taking care of a child's health requires a team approach. I have the training and education to help guide and support parents, but I can't do it without their help. Parents are the experts on their child, and the knowledge they bring is as important as any medication I can provide. I know from having two children of my own that not everything works the same for each child. I make sure to work with parents on developing a care plan that is right for their entire family. It's important to me that parents are comfortable with whatever decision we make together. I am grateful that families allow me the privilege of keeping their children healthy.

Work and Education

Professional Education

MSN, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2011

Board Certifications

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner