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Karan Kverno is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with a faculty practice in the Medstar Health System.

Dr. Kverno’s work focuses on the integration of mental healthcare into nursing practice across levels and specialty types. She is a research and practice collaborator in building and implementing competency-based mental healthcare curricula and onboarding programs for Native American public health nurses on the Ft. Belknap reservation; primary care nurse practitioners entering practice in community settings; and psychiatric nurse practitioners entering practice in hospital settings. Her recently published program outcomes demonstrated the success of post-master’s online education in improving access to integrated healthcare across a variety of settings and populations. Her findings on nurse practitioner workforce retention have led to further collaborative research.

Dr. Kverno helps shape psychiatric nursing research and practice as a working Board member and Section Editor of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services and as a member and President-Elect of the Foundation Board, International Society of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

Dr. Kverno received her BSN from the University of Colorado, MSN from the University of Washington, and PhD from the George Washington University.


Karan Kverno


Associate Professor

Johns Hopkins University


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