Patricia Ryan-Krause, Associate Professor of Nursing in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty, has been named Interim Director of the YSN Center for International Nursing Scholarship and Education. The Center, formed in 2006, is the hub of YSN's international health activities, providing a range of clinical and research opportunities in many parts of the world.
“I am very excited to continue the Center’s healthcare and research around the world,” Professor Ryan-Krause said upon her appointment. “I look forward to collaboration with faculty and students in furthering the mission of YSN abroad.”
Ryan-Krause has traveled overseas as part of the ongoing YSN Nicaragua project, a group of faculty and students who perform health assessments and arrange local follow-up care for impoverished children in Managua.
A long-standing faculty member, Ryan-Krause is a distinguished teacher, practitioner and clinical scholar. She has been in clinical practice with Children's Medical Group for eighteen years, where she is a preceptor for many nursing students. Most recently, Ryan-Krause received both the prestigious Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence and the YSN Annie Goodrich Award for Excellence in Teaching.