Karen Ward, FNP-C

Karen Ward, FNP-C

Karen Ward is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who has spent most of her life working in the Operating Room. She is a longtime resident of Midland, but grew up in Odessa, Texas. After high school graduation she moved to Houston and worked at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. While there, she began working on her Associates Degree in Nursing, but returned home to West Texas and completed her degree at Odessa College in 1979.

Karen started her career as a surgical nurse working mainly in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery. She advanced to a Bachelors of Nursing in 2009 from the University of Kansas and spent many years as an RN First Assist in the Cardiovascular Program at Midland Memorial Hospital. Always advancing her education, in 2013 she graduated with a Master’s Degree for Family Nurse Practitioner from Angelo State University and joined the Midland Surgical Associates team shortly thereafter.

Karen enjoys spending time with her grandson, reading, and gardening.