Kathy Dracup, RN, PhD, FAAN
|School||UCSF School of Nursing|
|Address||2 Koret Way, Nursing|
San Francisco CA 94143
Kathleen A. Dracup, RN, FNP, DNSc, FAAN is Dean and Endowed Professor in Nursing Education, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing. Dr. Dracup earned a Doctorate in Nursing Science from the University of California, San Francisco, a Master of Nursing degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Xavier's University, Chicago, Illinois.
A member of the Institute of Medicine, she is a leader in the field of cardiovascular nursing; she has been an influential mentor for cardiovascular nursing researchers for the past three decades. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her investigation in the care of patients with heart disease and the effects of this disease on spouses and other family members.
She has tested a variety of interventions designed to reduce the emotional distress experienced by cardiac patients and their family members and to reduce morbidity and mortality from sudden cardiac death.
Dr. Dracup has published her research in more than 300 articles, chapters and books. She served as the editor of Heart & Lung for over a decade and as the co-editor of the American Journal of Critical Care from 1992 until 2009.
In 2009 Dr. Dracup received the Marguerite Rodgers Kinney - American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Award for a Distinguished Career.
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