Patricia Ryan-Krause, MS, MSN, RN, CPNP

Associate Professor of Nursing and Clinical Coordinator at the Center for International Nursing Scholarship and Education

Yale School of Nursing - Room 22007

phone: 203-737-2553
fax: 203-785-6455



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 pediatric and family nurse practitioner students in didactic courses as well as precepting them in clinical pediatric practice.

Pat has been the Interim Director of the Center for International Nursing Scholarship and Education since 2008. In this role she has engaged students and faculty in a variety of global activities internationally and domestically. In 2013, Pat launched the global health concentration at YSN and now coordinates the concentration including students’ direct work with global populations, interdisciplinary course work outside of YSN and scholarly papers. Pat has been faculty leader for YSN students working in Nicaragua for the last ten years.

She has won many awards including; Global Health award, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 2016; 90 Nurses for 90 Years Award, Yale School of Nursing, 2013; Annie Goodrich award for Excellence in Teaching, Yale School of Nursing, 2003 and 2008; PNP of the Year, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 2011; Faculty Marshall, Yale University, 2011.

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Research Interests

Her scholarly interests include the assessment and treatment of behavior disorders, learning problems, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as well as working with parents to optimize early development.

Clinical Practice

Pat Ryan-Krause spent 24 years practicing at Children’s Medical Group and joined other YSN pediatric faculty in 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital Primary Care Center where she precepts students in general pediatric care. As a former special educator, she has combined her fascination with learning and development with her clinical interests and now continues to function at Children’s Medical Group as the practice’s consultant on behavior, development, learning and attention issues.

Selected Publications/Presentations


Ryan-Krause, P. (2016). Short-term global experiences: Reflections, themes, implications. Journal of Nursing Education. 55(7). 379-384.

Ryan-Krause, P. (2016). (under review). Primary care management of preschoolers with ADHD and disruptive behaviors. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

Ryan-Krause, P. (2016). (under review). Gardening:  Seeds of Development, Journal of Society of Pediatric Nurses.

Ryan-Krause, P. (2014). Parental advocacy in the school setting. Ready- Set –Grow: Raising Healthy Kids, 66-72.

Ryan-Krause, P. (2011). Part 3:  Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 25(1), 50-56.

Ryan-Krause, P. (2010). Part 2: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 24(5), 338-342.

Ryan-Krause, P. (2010). Part 1: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 24(3), 194-198.

Murray, J. & Ryan-Krause, P. (2010). Obesity in children with Down syndrome: Background and recommendations for management, Pediatric Nursing, 36(6), 314-319.

Ryan-Krause, P. Meadows-Oliver, M., Sadler, L., Swartz, M. (2009). Developmental status of children of teen mothers: Contrasting objective assessments with maternal reports, Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 23, 303-309.

Vierhile, A., Robb, A. & Ryan-Krause, P. (2009). Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents:  Closing diagnostic, communication and treatment gaps. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, Supplement, 23, 15, S5-S22.