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Kari Firestone

PhD student, OHSU School of Nursing

Lives in:
Loma Linda, CA
Student Status:
Employment during program:
Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University
Kim D. Jones, R.Nc., Ph.D., F.N.P.
Scott D. Mist, Ph.D., M.A.C.O.M., M.S., M.A.


Focus Areas

Pediatrics, Symptom management, Chronic Illness

Dissertation Topic

Effects of a complementary alternative therapy (CAM) based yoga exercise program in adolescents with chronic widespread pain.

Funding Sources

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Scholarship


Firestone, K.A., Holton, K.F., Mist, S.D., Wright, C.L., & Jones, K.D. (2012). Optimizing fibromyalgia managment. The Nurse Practitioner, 37(4), 13-21.

Professional Organizations

Sigma Theta Tau
Society of Pediatric Nurses

Conference Participation as an OHSU-SON student

WIN Conference

Personal Interests:

I am married with two boys (an adolescent and teenager) who definitely keep me on my toes! In my "free time" I enjoy yoga, a variety of water sports with my family, just about anything at the beach and traveling with my husband. Having been a pediatric nurse for 18 years, I have worked in variety of settings including acute care, primary care, hospice, public health and most currently working in educating undergraduate nurses hoping to inspire them to choose to work with children!