Karen L. Hahn is a wife, mother of two, and grandmother to 4 boys. She has been a nurse for 38 years and found her love for oncology nursing while a member of the faculty at Cox College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Karen started the first nurse navigation program at Hulston Cancer Center, Springfield, Missouri. The first program was for lung cancer patients. A few years later, she developed the head and neck cancer navigation program. Karen holds several certifications and was one of the first navigators to sit for the new generic nurse navigator certification.