GI Nurse of the Year 2017


The Arizona Society of Gastrointestinal Nurses and Associates, a regional chapter of the Society of Gastrointestinal Nurses and Associates has presented this award to Karen Hards.


Nomination Letter


Karen has been a GI nurse since 1995. She received her BSN from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio in 1992.
She has since been a GI Endoscopy RN since 1995, and she is currently with Mayo Clinic Scottsdale in the GI Department since 2011. Karen is an ASGNA Member and volunteers her time with teen youth groups. As a GI Nurse, Karen is amazing with her patients taking time to explain and comfort them always making sure they are safe and well cared for. Karen is a preceptor sharing her knowledge with new RN’s in the department. I have been fortunate enough to have her take part in my preceptorship as a new GI RN back in the day. I am honored and it is my pleasure to nominate Karen Hards, BSN, RN, CGRN for the ASGNA GI Nurse of the year.