Karen Novak, MSN, ACNP-BC
Karen Novak is an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. She has worked in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Northwestern Medicine since 1991.
Karen participates in the care of gynecologic oncology patients in the Maggie Daley Center for Women’s Cancer Care within Prentice Women’s Hospital. This care includes:
Karen enjoys the long-term relationships she has built with her patients. Her goal is to provide a clear plan of care that her patients can understand and rely upon. She has helped many patients enroll on clinical trials and sees the value that maintaining a strong clinical trials program has for patients.
Karen has a passion for patient and family support before, during and after surgery and overall process of patient treatment. Karen was honored to receive the NMH Nursing Excellence award in 1998 and the Vicki Mauer Nursing Excellence award in 2009. Karen enjoys taking on new rewarding challenges as it continues to flourish her dedication.
Karen received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Purdue University. She received a Masters of Nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago. She is board-certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.