Kay Luft
Associate Professor
Phone: 816-936-8759
Associate Professor Kay Luft joined the Saint Luke’s College faculty in 1991. She graduated from Avila College with a BSN in 1974 and from the University of Kansas with her MSN in 1983.
Kay’s areas of teaching and clinical expertise include critical care/complex care nursing, adult health, and pathophysiology. She also coordinates the Transition to Practice capstone course placing senior nursing students with preceptors in area hospitals. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Webster University and currently teaches NCLEX prep courses for the Kaplan Corporation.
She has also been a co-contributor and reviewer for many nursing textbooks most recently reviewing a textbook on pathophysiology published by W.B. Sanders and reviewing research abstracts for the National Teaching Institute. 
In spring 2016, Kay presented a poster at the national Faculty Development Conference, sponsored by the American Association of College’s of Nursing, about the utilization of Academic Service Partnership as a model for clinical learning. In 2014, Kay gave presentations at the Visions 2014 Annual Symposium ”Adrenal crisis in the trauma patient” and “Critical care nursing as a career choice” at the Saint Luke’s College Discover Nursing Club meeting. She has also served as a judge at the Saint Luke’s Hospital Nursing Research Day.   
Kay is an active member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, served as a national chapter advisor for Region 14 (Missouri and Kansas), and is currently treasurer for the Greater Kansas City Chapter of AACN. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau, ANA and MONA. She also serves on the Nursing Research Council at Saint Luke’s Hospital and volunteers her time as an ACLS instructor and a judge at the Kansas City Science Fair held annually every spring. She maintains professional certification in critical care nursing and became a certified nurse educator in 2010.