Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Karen Brown
I have been a Registered Nurse (RN) for over 20 years. Prior to obtaining my RN license, I was a Licensed Vocational Nurse and Certified Nursing Assistant. I had the privilege of working with medically fragile infants and children for many of those years. During this time, I also worked as a part-time nursing instructor. The desire to learn and advance in my career never left me. I decided to go back to school to obtain my Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on Education. This was ambitious, to say the least. As a mother of four, it was one of my most challenging endeavors. In 2014, I became the Director of a Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide program at the local community college.
I moved from Northern California to Tucson in 2019 and absolutely love it here. I worked as a cancer research nurse for the University of Arizona and transitioned back to teaching last year. My passion is teaching and I am very excited to be working at IRHS and Pima Community College. This is a unique opportunity for myself and all the students. I look forward to developing this program and watching the students grow.