Sewanee and Yale Collaborations

Patricia Ryan-Krause

Associate Professor of Nursing and Clinical Coordinator at the Center for International Nursing Scholarship and Education, Yale School of Nursing
B.A., Stonehill College; M.S., Syracuse University; MSN, Yale School of Nursing; R.N., CPNP

Pat Ryan-Krause, MS, RN, MSN, CPNP is an Associate Professor of Nursing in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty where she has served since January 1996. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Stonehill College, a Master's degree in Special Education from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Yale University. She teaches the final year Advanced Management course to the pediatric and family nurse practitioner students and co-teaches Pediatric Health Assessment to pediatric students in addition to guest lecturing and precepting many students in her clinical practice. She serves on the Clinical Expert Panel of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.  Ryan-Krause served as president of the CT NAPNAP Chapter in 2008 and 2009 and hosted the first annual CT NAPNAP Annual Conference at YSN in 2009.

After she graduated from Yale School of Nursing, Patricia Ryan-Krause, MS, MSN, PNP-BC, worked as an itinerant pediatric nurse practitioner in the coal mining area of Appalachia in Kentucky for five years. For over 20 years, she has been in clinical practice at Children's Medical Group, where she is the primary care provider for a large number of ethnically and economically diverse patients from birth through college age. As a former special educator, she has combined her fascination with learning and development with her clinical interests and now functions as the practice's expert on behavior, development, learning and attention issues. She performs a variety of developmental assessments and participates in the educational planning for many patients. Her scholarly interests include the assessment and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the recognition and management of genetic conditions, adolescent parents and the development of their babies and issues in nurse practitioner/physician collaboration. She is the 2003 and 2008 recipient of the Annie Goodrich award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2002 Employee Recognition award at Children's Medical Group.