Steven Krau, PhD, RN, CNE

Stephen D. Krau, Ph.D., RN, CNE is a full-time faculty member at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing where he co-ordinates and teaches pharmacology and nursing education courses to Ph.D, DNP and MSN students. Dr. Krau has received national and state awards for his teaching excellence including the Circle of Excellence Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Dr. Krau has over 50 publications mostly in critical care nursing journals, and published the first protocol for weaning the intra-aortic balloon pump patient from the pump. The protocol has been adopted by many tertiary health care institutions. As a Navy Nurse Corps officer, Dr. Krau, taught hospital corpsmen and served in an overseas hospital and a U.S. Naval hospital. With over 25 years of teaching and clinical experience as a critical care nurse, Dr. Krau is often invited to present internationally, and nationally in forums centered on topics related to critical care, pharmacogenomics, nursing education, and end of life. He currently serves as consulting editor of Nursing Clinics of North America and is working with Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia as a consultant with a focus on faculty development.

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