Robert Krause, DNP, APRN-BC

Robert Krause

Lecturer in Nursing

Yale School of Nursing




Robert Gerard Krause is a Lecturer at the Yale School of Nursing and has taught in the GEPN program since 2000. Starting as a preceptor, he eventually took over as the coordinator of the GEPN psychiatric and mental health nursing clinical course and more recently he has begun teaching the didactic course as well. He taught philosophy for over a decade at Quinnipiac University and previous to that at Western Connecticut State University.

Mr. Krause earned his certification in nursing and master’s in nursing from YSN and is currently enrolled in Quinnipiac University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Mr. Krause also received a certificate in global mental health from Harvard’s program in Trauma and Recovery. He was also certified as a yoga instructor by Aum Prakesh Gaur, Goa India and did private study with Dr. Stuart Schneiderman in Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Mr. Krause has in his academic studies and clinical practice sought to have as thorough an understanding of the complex ways in which the mind, body and society combine to produce both mentally healthy individuals and create the conditions of mental illness and suffering and from this understanding to develop innovative and effective approaches to care. His approach to teaching both clinically and didactically reflects these developed insights.

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Research Interests

Rob’s current research involves programmatic development to improve mental wellness by the utilization of self-care practices such as yoga, meditation and other practices.

Clinical Practice

Mr. Krause began his clinical practice as a nurse clinician on the psychotic disorders team at the Connecticut Mental Health Center. After CMHC he worked in the psychiatric emergency rooms at the Cape Psych Center, at Cape Cod Hospital and later at St. Vincent¹s Medical Center, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. For the last ten years Robert has been primarily in private practice. He currently maintains offices in New Haven, Milford, and Naugatuck, Connecticut where he assesses, diagnoses, and treats adults of all major mental disorders and a wide variety of life issues. Mr. Krause uses individual, couple, and group therapy as well as psychophamacotherapy to meet the needs and goals of his clients.

Selected Publications/Presentations


Fahs, D., Krause, R., Tusaie, K. (2012). Integrated management of disordered eating. In K. Tusaie & J. Fitzpatrik (Eds.),Advanced Practice Nursing: Integrating psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and alternative/complementary approaches(pp.264-291). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Gahlsdorf, T., Krause, R., Beal M. (2007). Efficacy of St. John’s Wort for treating mild to moderate depression. Community Health Practice Review, 12(3) 184-195.

Krause, R. (2005). Depression, antidepressants and changes in epidemiology. The Journal of Radical Psychology Vol 4 (1). Online can be found at

Krause, R. (2004). Book review: A Decent Society. Nursing Ethics.

Krause, R. (2003). Book review: A merciful end: The euthanasia movement in modern America. Nursing Ethics.

Krause, R. (2003). Book review: Ethical decision making in nursing and healthcare 3rd ed. the symphonological approach. Nursing Ethics.

Krause, R. (1998). A philosophy of care. Yale Journal of Ethics, 6(1), 30-33.

Krause, R. (1998). Slow codes. NEJM, 338 (26) 1922.