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Kara Garner

Kara Garner

Boise, ID




Professional Achievements:

Kara S. Garner, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., PPCNP-BC, RN-BC

St. Luke’s Hemophilia Center, 100 E. Idaho St., Boise, ID 83616


Idaho NP-1270A




December 2002     Master of Science in Nursing, California State University, Long Beach    

May 2002        Nurse Practitioner, California State University, Long Beach

July 1998        Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix

July 1984         Associate of Science in Nursing, Chapman College 

 June 1982        Licensed Vocational Nurse, Brigham Young University



May 2002        Nurse Practitioner- California, Idaho and Florida

May 2002        School Nurse Services Credential-California

January 1999   Public Health Nurse-California

October 1984   Registered Nurse-California, Idaho and Florida

May 1982        Licensed Vocational Nurse-California




The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice-Microsystem Academy Coach

Board Certified Hemostasis Nurse-BC: ANCC (First person in the State of Idaho)

            Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: American Nurses Credential Center.

California School Audiometric Certification

            Basic Life Support Certification: American Heart Association




Nominated for St. Luke’s Presidential Award 2018

            American Nursing Credentialing Center panel member for Hemostasis Certification-2016

Credential Quality Improvement Coach Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy at the Geisel School of Medicine

            Awarded American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network Data Quality Counts Grant - 2016

Awarded Capacity Building Grant from National Hemophilia Foundation- $90,000

Awarded American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network Data Quality Counts Grant-2014

Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing

Member of Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education

            Member of Phi Delta Gamma National Graduate Honor Society

Graduated with Honors from University of Phoenix

Community Advisory Committee Recognition Award from the Greater Anaheim SELPA-2005

Community Advisory Committee Recognition Award from the Greater Anaheim SELPA-2006

Phi Delta Gamma-Phi Chapter Scholarship Award

Orange County School Nurse Organization Scholarship Award

NAPNAP-Los Angeles Chapter Scholarship Award





            American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network-Committee Member

            Idaho Chapter of National Hemophilia Foundation- Medical Advisory

            Pfizer Nurse Advisory Board

            Octapharma Nurse Advisory Board

            Baxalta Nurse Advisory Board

Bayer Nurse Advisory Board





Arizona Hemophilia Association: NAACHO- Lyon’s, Tiger’s, NO NURSE, oh my! 2019

National Hemophilia Foundation: Women and Girls with Bleeding Disorders 2018

National Hemophilia Foundation: Real World Experience with Extended Half-Life (EHL) Factor Products 2017

World Hemophilia Federation-One of Five most difficult cases in 2016

National Hemophilia Foundation-Introduction of ground breaking concept: Hemophilia Behaviorist within the Hemophilia Treatment Center 2013

            Nurse Practitioner of Idaho- Identifying vonWillebrand in the primary setting

            Duck Valley Reservation Medical staff- Understanding Hemophilia 101

School Nurses of Idaho-How to develop a plan of care in the school setting for students with bleeding disorders

Pediatric Medical Ground Rounds, St. Luke’s Health System-Evaluation and management of bleeding disorders in children



Recognized health care clinician with an extensive 36 year history in nursing. My current position is the Hemophilia Coordinator for St. Luke’s Hemophilia Center


  • This includes the managing, coordination of all patients’ medical care with a bleeding disorder in the State of Idaho
  • Promotion of financial interpretive awareness to achieve transformative change through coordinated strategic improvement at all levels of the organization
  • Significant experience in the Quality Improvement skills vital to managing healthcare microsystems within a healthcare macrosystems environment
  • Utilizing Dartmouth Institute of Microsystem Academy implemented Microsystem-Front lines, Mesosystem-Service Lines & Care Pathways, Macrosystem-Organizations, to finally the Metasystem-Networks & Registries.
  • Recognize national advocate in successful insurance coverage of necessary critical medications affecting patient quality of life.
  • Identified, evaluated and revised, with collaboratively team input, interdepartmental procedures combining the ambulatory clinic and in patient quality of experience with clarifications and revisions
  • Utilizing visionary praxis, I transformed the medical outreach program to improve quality of patient care. National recognition for improved patient care in a rural environment
  • Processing current research projects to coordinate with Center for Disease Control requirements
  • Database management with American Thrombosis Hemostasis Network
  • Assessed and implemented State regulatory requirements for the operations of a Hemophilia Treatment Center
  • Created self-infusion protocols for children/adults and directed procedures revisions as needed
  • Reformed complete comprehensive clinic master plan involving integrative roles for ten disciplines
  • Assessed continuing clinic training needs and through empowered group input created ongoing seminars
  • Utilizing motivational interviewing strategies to create staff initiated development events
  • Recognized community leader in regards to bleeding disorders in advocacy, training and innovation



Nurse Leaders of Idaho

Nurse Practitioner Idaho Association

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners

            National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners Los Angeles Chapter

            Sigma Theta Tau International

            Phi Lambda Theta

            Orange County School Nurses Organization Committee Chairperson for Special Education




Camp Nurse for Camp Red Sunrise, facilitates those with bleeding disorders.

Junior Achievements of America mentor

Boys Scouts of America, Orange County Council

            AYSO soccer team mother for two years

            Trabuco Canyon Little League team mother for three years

            Saddleback Recreation basketball program team mother for three years

            Volunteer for the YMCA

            Past President of the Board of Directors for the Fairway Oaks Homeowners Association

Work History

St. Luke's Hemophilia Center in Boise, ID
Hemophilia Coordinator — February, 2012 to present

Education History

California State University, Long Beach
May, 2000


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