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Cristina Klimasz , MSN, RN, FNP

Wagner College

Cristina Klimasz received her BA in Speech and Hearing Science from SUNY Buffalo, and her BSN from Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing at Wagner College. She recently graduated with her MSN from Wagner College, where she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. As a graduate student, she presented research focused on yoga and hypertension at the 2016 Collaborative Research/Evidence Based Nursing Practice Expo.…

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Mary Eileen (Meg) Kloster , MSN, RN

Villanova University

Mary Eileen (Meg) Kloster is a doctoral student in the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University. She earned her B.S. in Nursing at the University of Bridgeport and a Master’s in Nursing with a focus in Nursing Administration from Andrews University. Additionally, she received a Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Education, Lewis University.…

Nancy Knechel ,ACNP, ACLS, TNCC, BLS

Yale University

Nancy Knechel received her BSN from University of Maryland, Baltimore and MSN from University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Acute Care. She is currently a PhD candidate at Yale University. Her dissertation focuses on the relationship between sleep disturbance and falls. With nearly 10 years of experience in trauma and emergency care, her interest in injury among older adults began during her clinical practice as a Trauma Nurse Practitioner at UC San Diego Medical Center.…

Cynthia Knight , FNP-BC

Regis College

As a nurse for 27 years and an NP for twelve years, Cynthia Knight is passionate about continuing her education at the Doctoral level. Cynthia earned a BSN from Curry College in 2001 and a MS as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Regis College in 2004. She is currently enrolled in the Regis College DNP program focusing on Geriatric Veterans Healthcare.…

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La’Kita Knight , PhD Student, MSN, FNP-C, BSN, BS, RN

Duke University

La’Kita M. J. Knight, a native of Charlotte, NC, earned her Bachelors of Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, in 2003. She continued her studies at Queens University of Charlotte earning her BSN graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2009. While at Queens University she was a recipient of the North Carolina Nurse Scholars Program, a member of The Honor Society of Nursing- Sigma Theta Tau International as well as the Mortar Board Honor Society.…

Shanina Knighton ,CMRN, BCLS

Case Western Reserve University

I am Shanina Knighton, a PhD nursing student at Case Western Reserve University. My research interests are infection control and prevention. I have my first undergraduate degree from Baldwin-Wallace College majoring in Sports Medicine. My BSN was obtained from Ohio University. I have been working with veterans for six years and I love them very much.…

Kelsey Knotts , BS, RN

Quinnipiac University

Kelsey is attending Quinnipiac University for her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. In her first year of the program she researched post-traumatic stress disorder and the subsequent development of comorbidities in U.S. veterans. Kelsey has a personal interest in veterans’ health care due to both her father and grandfather serving in the United States Armed Forces.…

Krista Knudson , MSN, RN, ACNP

Yale University

A clinician and aspiring nurse scientist, Ms. Knudson is a PhD candidate at Yale University. Ms. Knudson received her B.S.N. from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin and M.S.N. (acute care nurse practitioner) from Yale. Her extensive training and practice background in acute care includes many years as a nurse and nurse practitioner in cardiac surgery intensive care units.…

Kathie Kobler ,PCNS-BC, CHPPN

University of Illinois at Chicago

Kathie Kobler, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CHPPN, serves as the advance practice nurse leader of the perinatal and pediatric palliative care programs at Advocate Children’s Hospital Park Ridge, IL campus. She has been caring for medically fragile and dying infants and children since 1985. Kathie speaks and writes professionally on perinatal/pediatric palliative care and bereavement issues. Along with Dr.…

Erica Koeppen

University of San Diego

My current program at USD is preparing me for a Doctorate of Nursing Practice- Nurse Practioner. Clinical practice interest include adult gerontology, cardiology, and diabetes. I have worked as a bachelor prepared Registered Nurse for 3 years. Throughout my time working at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) on a medical-surgical unit, I have grown, and taken initiative in the scope of my nursing practice.…

Elizabeth Koldoff , MS, RN

University of Oklahoma

Elizabeth Koldoff is a doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing. Her program of research is health promotion for children with cerebral palsy and she is very interested in community-based participation research. Ms. Koldoff is the recipient of the Women and Child Health Initiative Predoctoral Scholarship.…

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Laura Kollatz , BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Marquette University

Currently I am manager of the Forensic Nurse Examiner Program at Aurora Sinai Medical Center. This program is the largest Forensic Nurse program in the state and we serve survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. I have been in this work for the past 15 years and have been a leader and mentor within Wisconsin in this field.…

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Leigh Anne Koonmen

RN, BSN, PhD candidate

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Kentucky. My research focus is type 2 diabetes risk reduction in first-degree family members and spouses of persons diagnosed with diabetes through lifestyle modification utilizing health coaching strategies. I have previously conducted a qualitative study examining dyadic management of a dual low sodium and diabetic diet that focused on individuals with diagnosed heart failure and type 2 diabetes as well as their spouses.

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Emily Kopas , BSN, RN, OCN

Fairfield University

Emily Kopas is a third year Family Nurse Practitioner Student obtaining her DNP degree at Fairfield University’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing. She began her nursing career on a neuro orthopedic floor and later found her passion for oncology nursing as a Flynn Oncology Fellow at Greenwich Hospital in 2015. She continues to work at this hospital as an Oncology Certified Nurse and Palliative Care Recourse Nurse on the medical oncology floor and chemotherapy infusion center.…

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Keshia Kotula , MSN, RN

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Keshia Kotula is an expert critical care nurse who has cared for a wide range of high acuity, seriously ill patients and their families for the past 7 years. She is pursuing a PhD in Nursing Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Ms. Kotula’s research interests focus on models of critical care palliative and end-of-life care integration and their effects on informal (family) and formal caregivers of patients with life-limiting illness.…

Tracy Krauss

Johns Hopkins University

After graduating from Winston Salem State University in 1993, Lieutenant Commander Tracy Krauss joined the US Navy Nurse Corp. In2007, LCDR Krauss obtained a Master’s in Science with a concentration in Disaster, Crisis and Emergency Management from George Washington University and served as the Emergency Manager for US Naval Hospital Naples, Italy. She completed a second Masters at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, graduating with an MPH with a concentration in Infectious Disease.…

Sandra Kreizenbeck , FNP, MSN, BSN, RN

University of San Francisco

Sandra Kreizenbeck is currently enrolled at the University of San Francisco as a DNP student. She graduated from USF in 1997 with a BSN. After she graduated from USF, she served in both the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom conflicts as an officer and nurse in the US Air Force. She got out as a Captain.…

Paul Krug , BSN, RN, CEN

University of San Diego

Paul Krug is a student at the University of San Diego perusing his Doctorate of Nursing Practice towards becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. He currently works in the Emergency Department at the San Diego VA Medical Center, where in the future he hopes to serve Veterans as a provider. A Veteran of three branches and multiple deployments, his service began in the Marine Corps’ infantry where an injury peaked his interest in healing the injured.…

Paul Kruglov , RN MSN

University of Rhode Island

My name is Paul Kruglov, and I am a registered nurse. I work in an emergency department at a local hospital. I provide care to a diverse patient population that ranges from pediatric to geriatric. I have earned both BSN and MSN degrees, and I am currently pursuing a PhD degree from University of Rhode Island.…

Darlene Kuchinski-Donnelly , PhD(c), MSN, RN

Widener University

Darlene Kuchinski-Donnelly is a student at Widener University in the PhD program. The focus of her dissertation is student engagement in the online learning environment. Darlene received a Masters of Science degree and Post-Masters certificate from Misericordia University. Her clinical practice and teaching experience includes nursing research and evidence-based practice, informatics, obstetrics, medical/surgical, and pediatric nursing.…