Patricia Ryan-Krause, MS, MSN, PCPNP-BC

Professor Emerita of Nursing

Yale School of Nursing - Room 22206

phone: 203-737-2553
fax: 203-785-6455


Pat Ryan-Krause serves on the Clinical Expert Panel of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is an active member of NAPNAP’s Global Health and Developmental and Behavioral Special Interest Groups.

She practiced continuously for 24 years at Children’s Medical Group where she was the primary care provider for a large caseload of diverse patients. Her current clinical practice is at Yale New Haven Hospital where she also cares for a wide range of patients and families. Pat also serves as the nurse practitioner at the Pediatric Refugee Clinic at Yale Primary Care Center.

As a former special educator, Pat has combined her fascination with learning and development with her clinical interests and incorporates assessment and management of learning and attention issues into her practice both at Yale New Haven Hospital and part time at Children’s Medical Group.

For the last 13 years Pat has been very involved with global health activities at YSN and has collaborated with members of the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine on various courses and projects. From 2008 to 2018, she was the Interim Director of the Center for International Nursing Scholarship and Education and is now clinical coordinator in the Office of Global Affairs and Planetary Health.  Since 2007 she has traveled with masters and doctoral students to both Nicaragua and Dominican Republic where she has collaborated with community health workers to establish educational and capacity-building programs. She launched the global health concentration at YSN in 2014 to give YSN students opportunities to gain additional knowledge and experience with global populations. She coordinates and leads the two global health clinical conferences for the concentration.

She has received numerous awards for her teaching, clinical practice, and global health activity.

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Research Interests

Her scholarly interests include refugee health, early childhood development, learning and attention disorders, and education and capacity building in global settings

Selected Publications/Presentations


Finke, L. & Ryan-Krause, P. (2019). Learning and Intellectual Disabilities. In Yearwood, E. Pearson. G & Newland, M, (Eds).  Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health: A Resource for Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Primary Care Nurse Practitioners. Ames, Iowa:  Wiley Blackwell and Sons

Ryan-Krause, P. (2018). Gardening:  A path to development and health. Pediatric Nursing, 44(4), 191-196

Ryan-Krause, P. (2018) (in press). Gardening:  A path to development and health. Pediatric Nursing.

Ryan-Krause, P. (2017). Primary care management of preschoolers with ADHD and disruptive behaviors. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(4). 284-290.

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

Woodward, C., Ryan-Krause, P., Lunsford, L., & Joyner, J. (2015). Primary care of the newly immigrated child. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Global Health Special Interest Group.


Ryan-Krause, P. (2020, March). Resettlement of Refugee Children: Opportunities and Challenges. Trinity     Health and Education International Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Ryan-Krause. P. (2019, March). Innovations for Sustainable Global Experience: Relationship, Education, Evaluation, Reflection, Scholarship.  Health and Education International Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Ryan-Krause, P. (2018, March). Physical and Mental Health of Refugees: Local Innovations in Care. Panelist: When is a refugee no longer a refugee. Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Ryan-Krause, P. (2017, March) Physical and Mental Health of Refugees: Providing Culturally-Sensitive Longitudinal Care. Facilitator, Case Discussion.  Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Ryan-Krause, P. (2016, August). Capacity-building:  How advanced practice nursing students contribute to the health of global communities (Poster) 28th International Pediatric Association Congress, Vancouver, Canada.