Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Karen Brown
I have been a Registered Nurse (RN) for over 20 years. Prior to getting 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 in Education. This was ambitious to say the least. As a mother of 4, it was one of my most challenging endeavors. In 2014 I became the Director of the 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 am very excited to be teaching at IRHS. This is a unique opportunity for me and all the students. I look forward to developing this program and watching the students grow.