Laura Kierol Andrews, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC

Associate Professor of Nursing

Chair, Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) 

Yale School of Nursing - Room 20106

phone: 203-737-1229
fax: 203-737-2414


Laura Kierol Andrews is an Associate Professor in the Adult Advanced Practice Nursing specialty. She teaches first and second specialty year acute care students in assessment and diagnostics of the acutely and critically ill, critical care pharmacology and ACNP clinicals.  Dr. Andrews previously held clinical faculty and lecturing positions at the University of Connecticut and Western Connecticut State University. She was also the track coordinator of the ACNP program at UCONN.

Dr. Andrews obtained her BSN and a minor in biology from Saint Joseph College, where she received the Florence Nightingale Nursing Award for academic excellence and community service. She received her MSN and her PhD from UCONN. Her doctoral research program consisted of studies related to critical care nurses and end of life care, the lived experience of new acute care nurse practitioners and home care of heart failure patients. Her doctoral dissertation was the development and psychometric testing of an instrument to assess critical care nurses’ level of comfort in withdrawing life-supportive therapies in adult patients for which she received the Beverly Koerner Research Award from Sigma Theta Tau: Iota Upsilon Chapter-at-Large.

She volunteers for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She has been a member of the Advanced Practice Institute for the AACN’s National Teaching Institute, an item writer for the AACN’s ACNP certification exam and an AACN research grant reviewer. She is a current member of the patient and Family Support Committee for the SCCM. Dr. Andrews received the Excellent Nurse Practitioner Award from AACN in 2007 and has spoken at their national conference.

Clinic​al Practice

Dr. Andrews holds a joint clinical appointment at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General as a senior acute care nurse practitioner in the department of critical care medicine and manager of their medical rapid response team.

Selected Pub​lications/Presentations


Redeker, N.S., Sangchoon, J., Andrews, L., Cline, J., Jacoby, D., & Mohsenin, V.  (2015). Feasibility and Efficacy of a Self-Management Intervention for Insomnia in Stable Heart Failure. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 11(10): 1109-19.        

Bovino, L.R., M. Funk, M., Pelter, M.M., Desai, M.M., Andrews, L.K., Jefferson, V., Forte, K. (2015). The Value of Continuous ST-Segment Monitoring in the Emergency Department. Advance Emergency Nursing Journal, 37(4): 290-300.

Andrews, L.K., Coviello, J.S., Hurley, E., Bovino, L.R., & Redeker, N.S. (2013).  “I’d eat a bucket of nails if you told me it would help me sleep:” Perceptions of insomnia and its treatment in patients with stable heart failure.  Heart & Lung, 42(5): 339-45.                                      

Andrews, L.K. (2013).  Surviving Sepsis:  Are new technologies the answer or should we do it old-school?  Heart & Lung, 42(3): 161.  

Bell, L (ed.), Becker, D., Amba, K.T., Hardin, S., Hravnak, M., Kierol-Andrews, L., McGowan, C., Wadas, T., Widmar, B. (2012). AACN Scope and Standards for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practice. American Association of Critical Care Nurses: Aliso Viejo, California.

Uzunpinar, A., Van Hoof, T.J., & Andrews, L.K. (2008) Acute care nurse practitioners’ teaching role in the intensive care unitsetting.  Critical Care Medicine, 36(12), A70.

Kierol-Andrews, L. (2007).  Psychometric testing of an Instrument to assess critical care nurses’ level of comfort in withdrawing life support.  American Journal of Critical Care: 16(3): 304. 


Kierol-Andrews, L., & M. Cyr. (2016) ECMO on the Go: Indications, Process and Procedures for Interhospital ECMO Services. American Association of Critical Care Nurses National Teaching Institute. New Orleans, LA.

Kierol-Andrews, L. (2015) Necrotizing Fasciitis.  Infusion Nurses Society Fall National Academy. Dallas, TX.

Kierol Andrews, L. (2014) The Changing Trajectory of Dying and Death in Intensive Care Units. Yale School of Nursing Alumnae/I Weekend. Orange, CT

Kierol Andrews, L., & Wanik J.  (2014) Notes on Nutrition: What APNs Need to Know About Critical Care Nutrition. American Association of Critical Care Nurses National Teaching Institute.  Denver, CO.             

Ray, A., Andrews, L.K.  (2013) The Lived Experience of patients on Contact Precautions. (Poster). Eastern Nursing Research Society’s 25th Annual Scientific Sessions.  Boston, MA.

Redeker, N. S., Andrews, L., Cline, J., Jacoby, D., Jeon, S., Pacelli, J., Heaney, B., Knechel, N., Mehta, S., & Mohsenin, V. (2012). Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in stable heart failure: Feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy. (Abstract).  Sleep 35: A243.