Karen Olson, DNP, CNP
- general hematology
- General oncology
I am a certified nurse practitioner specializing in hematology. My professional interests include general hematology, general oncology and survivorship.
Hometown: I grew up on a farm near Osage City, Kansas. I had the blessing of growing up around extended family and good neighbors.
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about my family, including our two grandchildren; hence the move to Minnesota. I love education and learning from others. I enjoy history, the arts, flower gardening, antiquing and did I mention my grandchildren?
If I wasn't a provider, I would be an organist because music feeds my soul and I love the challenge of using my hands, feet, eyes, ears and heart to create something beautiful (usually).
Why did you become a provider? I became a RN in the 1980s and shortly thereafter began thinking about furthering my education. I returned to graduate school after our children were grown and completed my Master's in Nursing in 2009 and Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2015. Nursing has been a wonderful career, full of opportunities to learn and to develop caring relationships with many patients, families and colleagues.
Something I have learned from my patients is there is hope for healing even in the absence of curing. Listen carefully. Hug frequently. Live with generosity, courage and love.
What is your practice philosophy? Cancer care is a partnership between patients, families and providers. Being in the cancer journey with individuals during this vulnerable time is a privilege. My practice philosophy is to care for each person as I would want to be cared for. I am committed to professional excellence, easy access to care and enjoying the nuances which make every individual a unique being.
- Flower gardening
- Washburn University - Topeka, Kansas
- Emporia State University - Emporia, Kansas
- Newman Hospital School of Nursing - Emporia, Kansas
- Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- American Nurses Association
- Capital Area Oncology Nursing Society
- Kansas Nurses Association
- Oncology Nursing Society
Current licenses and certifications
- Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification
- Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner
- Minnesota CNP LIcense
- Minnesota RN License
Years of experience
Are you this provider? Update your profile.