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Patricia Ryan-Krause

Associate Professor Emeritus of Nursing; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Clinical Coordinator

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Patricia Ryan-Krause


Pat Ryan-Krause is an Associate Professor of Nursing in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty, where she has served since 1994. She teaches the two final year Pediatric Primary Care Seminar courses to pediatric and family nurse practitioner students in addition to guest lecturing and precepting many students in clinical practice. She serves on the Clinical Expert Panel of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and the American Nurses Credential 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 12 years Pat has been very involved with global health activities at YSN and in collaboration with the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine. Since 2008, she was the Interim Director of the Center for International Nursing Scholarship and Education and is now clinical coordinator of student projects abroad. Since 2008 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 interested students opportunities to gain additional knowledge and experience with global populations.

She has received numerous awards for her teaching and for clinical practice.

Scholarly interests

  • Education and capacity building in LMIC
  • Short term global experiences for nursing students
  • Development, learning, and behavioral disorders


  • Inclusion of developmental and behavioral pediatrics in primary care settings to improve parenting skills and child’s development and mental health. This is a collaborative initiative with Yale Child Study Center and Children’s Medical Group.

Related Recent Publications

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 Practitioner,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. (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.

Related presentation

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.

Ryan-Krause, P. (2015, November). Innovations in global nursing: Clinical care to capacity building. (Podium). 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Ryan-Krause, P. (2015, October). Journey to Capacity Building (Podium). International Conference, Yale UNICEF and Distressed Children International Child Rights and Sight, New Haven, CT.

Ryan-Krause, P. (2014, November). Alternative treatments for preschoolers with ADHD. (Podium) 15th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Education & Training

  • MSN
    Yale University, Pediatric Nurse Practicioner (1981)
  • MS
    Syracuse University School of Education, Special Education (1974)
  • BA
    Stonehill College, English Literature (1972)


  • Collaborative YSN and Yale Alumni Service Corps clinical experience and service trip to Leon
    Leon, Leon, Nicaragua 2013
    This was the second year of collaboration between Yale School of Nursing and Yale Alumni Service Corps. YASC is a division of Association of Yale Alumni. Its mission is to engage a variety of Yale alumni in community service activities in resource-limited settings. YSN students delivered primary health care and mental health care to adults and children and presented health education materials and initiated an early childhood development project. Duration: March 16-23, 2013 http://nursing.yale.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Florence Wald Award for Nursing PracticeConnecticut Nurses' Association2016
Clinician Education AwardSouthwest Community Health Center2016
Global Health AwardNational Assoc. of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners(NAPNAP)2016
Daisy Faculty AwardYale School of Nursing2013
90 Nurses for 90 Years AwardYale School of Nursing2013
CT NAPNAP PNP of the Year for 2011NAPNAP2011
Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in NursingState of Connecticut2008
Annie Goodrich Award for Excellence in TeachingYale University2008
Annie Goodrich Award for Excellence in Teaching, 20032003

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