Karen French, DNP, FNP-C, RN

Program Director, MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Azusa and Associate Professor

Phone: (626) 815-5569
Fax: (909) 383-6892
Office Location: Building One, Room #317
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Karen French, DNP, FNP-C, RN, enjoys teaching in the Master of Science in the Nursing program in both the didactic and clinical courses. She loves to combine teaching with being an active Family Nurse Practitioner, practicing in private practice, focusing on health promotion and addressing primary health care needs in a Family Practice office. Her area of scholarship and publications are focused on osteoporosis and increasing screening in high-risk populations. Her acute clinical background was in critical care, open-heart ICU, school nursing, and home health care for high risk infants.


  • DNP, Western University of Health Sciences, 2019
  • MSN, Azusa Pacific University with FNP certification, 2008
  • BSN, Azusa Pacific University, 1984


  • Registered Nurse: Board of Registered Nursing State of California
  • Family Nurse Practitioner: Board of Registered Nursing State of California
  • Furnishing License for Nurse Practitioner: Board of Registered Nursing
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioner National Certification
  • Drug Enforcement Agency number: US Drug Enforcement Administration
  • ACLS Provider: American Heart Association

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs


  • Chronic Care Management
  • Diabetes
  • Health Promotion
  • Osteoporosis

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 513 – Advanced Nursing Practice
  • GNRS 589 – Adolescent Health Care Didactic and Practicum
  • GNRS 592A - Primary Health Care of the Adult & Aging Population
  • GNRS 592B - Primary Health Care Clinical Practicum

Office Hours

Mondays 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Tuesdays 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Appointments available upon request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.