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Karen S Kesten

Title

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Associate Professor, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Department of Nursing

Department

Department of Nursing
General profile

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Phone

+1 202-687-2116

Fax

202-687-5553

Location

419 St Mary's Hall

Office hours

By Appointment only

Bio

Dr. Karen Kesten is an associate professor of nursing within the Department of Nursing at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS. Dr. Kesten was the Director of the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist graduate programs from 2004-2014.Currently Dr. Kesten is the Director of Educational Innovations at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Dr. Kesten received a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Maryland. She received a master’s degree in nursing from The Catholic University of America and a post-master’s certificate in nursing education from the University of Maryland. Her Bachelor's degree in Nursing is from Emory University.

Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Kesten worked as a clinical nurse specialist at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, MD and Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Kesten is board certified as a critical care nurse (CCRN), progressive care nurse (PCCN), certified nurse educator (CNE) and an acute and critical care clinical nurse specialist (CCNS).

Dr. Kesten is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and is currently an appointed member of the Board of Directors for the Certification Corporation of the American Association of Critical- Care Nurses.

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Education

  • CNE (2012) , Certified Nurse Educator
  • DNP (2009) University of Maryland Baltimore, Nursing
  • CCRN () ,
  • PCCN () ,
  • CCNS () ,