Nancy Krahl joined the faculty in 1972 and she has taught a variety of topics including maternity nursing, foundations of professional nursing, community health nursing, women’s health, and camp nursing. In 1992, the College transitioned from a diploma to a BSN program and Krahl helped to launch the new nursing college. Now an associate professor, Krahl holds the distinction of being the longest serving faculty member.
In 1992, she created and implemented the first baccalaureate camp nursing course in the United States and has taught “Caring for Clients at Camp,” as a summer BSN elective course for 27 years. Camp nursing has been a very special interest for her and she has served on the Board of the Association of Camp Nursing where she helped to develop the Standards of Practice for Camp Nurses. She has also given local and regional workshops on camp nursing and currently serves on the Research Committee of the Association of Camp Nursing. For the clinical portion of this course, the College has partnered with Camp M.I.T.I.O.G. (Made in the Image of God) a residential camp for children with spina bifida located in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. During their camp experience, nursing students have many opportunities to participate in health promotion activities and to provide hands on nursing skills for these special campers.
She has also been involved in health ministries nursing for many years at her local congregation. As a congregational nurse, she provides health promotion and education to multiple age groups, individual consultations and referrals. She also visits church members who are ill in their homes, in nursing home, or who are hospitalized. Her passion is supporting families with childbirth education and acting as a doula–or labor support–to mothers. She also provides education and assistance to new families including help with breastfeeding and well-baby care.
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MSN – Maternal and Child Health Nursing, University of Kansas, 1989
MA Education – (Curriculum and Teaching), University of Kansas, 1980
BSW – Bachelor of Social Work, University of Kansas, 1972
Diploma – Independence Sanitarium and Hospital School of Nursing, 1967
Registered Nurse – Missouri – Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Current
Registered Nurse – Kansas – Kansas Division of Professional Registration, Current
Basic Life Support Certification – American Heart Association, 2018