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Staats Karen

Karen L. Staats, FNP-C


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Karen is an American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is an experienced medical professional with over 27 years of experience.

Karen started her nursing career in 1991 at Miner’s Hospital #1 (which would eventually become Welch Community Hospital) in Welch, WV as a critical care nurse, with cross training in surgery. At the same time, she worked as a critical care nurse at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, WV.

In 1998, she moved to Ohio and worked in critical care at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, OH. At this time, she also worked in the outpatient department of Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, OH as an endoscopy nurse. In 2006, she was awarded her Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate through Kaplan University. In 2009, Karen started in the Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville, OH. In 2012, she transferred to the Memorial Heart and Surgical Pavilion and performed cardiac stress testing.

Throughout her career, Karen has instructed many critical care classes and has been an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor since 1996.

She resides in West Liberty, OH with her husband and daughter. Together, they enjoy spending their free time at horse shows, flying, scuba diving, and camping.

Professional Development

Advanced Training

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners – Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Ohio University – Master of Science in Nursing


  • Ohio University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing