Karen Pelayo Palmer FNP, MSN, RN


Karen Pelayo Palmer, FNP, MSN, RN, is a certified nurse practitioner who specializes in orthopaedics.

Karen began her educational career here in the Central Valley at Fresno City College, earning an associate degree in general education and nursing. She then attended Fresno State to obtain her bachelor’s degree in nursing. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Karen matriculated to California State University, Stanislaus, and earned her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practice.

Before becoming a certified nurse practitioner, Karen was an experienced surgery registered nurse providing high-quality care to her patients.

Karen is fluent in English and Spanish.

Education and Training

  • Master of Science, Family Nurse Practice – California State University, Stanislaus – Turlock, CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing – California State University, Fresno – Fresno, CA
  • Associate of Science, Nursing – Fresno City College – Fresno, CA
  • Associate in Arts, General Education – Fresno City College – Fresno, CA

Licensure & Certifications

  • California Board of Registered Nursing – Nurse Practitioner Furnishing
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

Department Affiliations

UCSF Fresno Department of Orthopaedic Surgery