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“In a year’s time after taking the RNPA Learning Intensive, my career, my health, my family, my very life has been transformed. I am forever grateful” — Karen DiMarco, RN, iRNPA

“The way of the future of absolute must if you want to make and be the difference in righting the wrongs of healthcare. Kare is a wonderful mentor who has put her soul into this program. Passion, Vision, Perseverance.” — Lana Benton, RN, iRNPA

“The forethought, experience, openness, philosophy and preparation provides all the tools, thought process, and confidence to begin and succeed as an iRNPA.” — Leta Gill, RN, iRNPA

“My experience attending the iRNPA program was a refreshing one, to say the least. This program was packed with life changing information that is not readily taught or available to RN's. This program equipped me with the tools I need to be an iRNPA!  If you are ready for a change after working for many years in the clinical setting, and are driven to help patients and families, this is the program for you!  Karen is a wealth of knowledge that is unmatched in the advocacy process.” — Jamie Long

“Thank you so much for putting together such an incredible RN PA intensive course!  It is truly intensive but so worth it!  I learned a lot and will be using the Medical Time Line and lab spreadsheet with as many clients as i can.  All great information and can’t wait to get my speaking engagements lined up now that I have your fantastic power points!” —  Nan Wetherhorn, Health Care Advisor,

Karen Hallbauer, RNC-OB, iRNPA
RN Patient Advocates, PLLC
3212 N. Anderson Drive
Tucson, AZ 85716


(520) 743-7008

About Me

I have over 36 years of healthcare experience in the areas of Obstetrical & Neonatal Nursing, Quality Assurance & Utilization Review, Clinical Research and as a Perinatal Clinical Consultant. My desire to improve and influence the healthcare of our nation by empowering patients led me to become an independent RN Patient Advocate.

Personal Statement

My patients are first and foremost in all aspects of my practice. I believe that Knowledge is power. If patients can learn and understand their real and potential health issues, how they can improve their health, and what services/resources are available to assist them through the process, they will feel empowered to assume an active and influential voice in their healthcare.

As an advocate for wellness, I believe wellness cannot be one dimensional; we must focus on the whole person—mind, body and spirit.

My desire is to be your partner in health, helping you achieve your optimal level of well-being.

Services Provided


  • Independent RN Patient Advocate
  • Obstetrical & Neonatal Nursing
  • Women’s Health
  • Utilization Review
  • Quality Assurance
  • Clinical Research
  • Childbirth Educator


  • Tucson’s Fabulous Fifty Nurses—awarded 2003
  • RNC-OB – Certified Inpatient Obstetrical Nursing



Contact us!

RN Patient Advocates, PLC

3400 West Goret Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: 520-743-7008
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