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Dr. Karen Ketner is Treasurer of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP). She graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner in 1985 and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of San Francisco in 2015. Her clinical practice has included pediatric oncology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford; private family practice and urgent care in Monterey, California; and general pediatrics and urgent care at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City, California. Ketner was a lecturer and co-director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at San Jose State University until the program closed in 2008. She is currently the Executive Director of Advanced Practice for Santa Clara County, supporting the county’s advanced practice workforce.
Ketner has served in various leadership roles within AANP and the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP) since becoming an NP, including AANP State Representative and Regional Director, chair of the AANP Public Relations Committee and president of CANP in 2009. Prior to her current role as AANP Treasurer, Ketner was AANP Region 9 Director.