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Laura M. Grier joined the undergraduate BSN faculty in the spring of 2016. Her teaching focus is in pathophysiology and pharmacology courses. In addition, she has been the clinical lead for the foundations clinical course and has assisted in various lab and simulation courses. She has also accompanied students on a medical mission trip to Guadalajara, Mexico.

Outside of the classroom, Grier has participated in several different volunteer activities to support nursing including the Partnership for Regional Education Preparation Kansas City (PREP-KC) and the Kansas City AIDS walk.  She is currently a co-investigator researching Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) scores in nursing students.

Her clinical experience is widely varied among inpatient and outpatient settings. As a registered nurse, she worked for several years in a medical and transplant critical care unit at the University of Kansas Hospital and in cardiac rehab at Saint Luke’s East Hospital. After obtaining her degree as an advanced practice nurse, she worked as a provider in long term care and skilled nursing settings.

Curriculum Committee, Secretary
Saint Luke’s Student Nursing Association (SLSNA), Community Chair
Faculty Senate

MSN/FNP – University of Kansas, 2014
MN, University of Minnesota, 2009
B.S. – Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, 2007

Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, current
Registered Nurse – Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Current
Registered Nurse – Kansas Division of Professional Registration, Current
Basic Life Support (BLS), current

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