National University




Dr. Mary Kracun

Dr. Mary Kracun
Professor
National University
mkracun@nu.edu
(858) 309-3486

Personal Information
Dr. Mary Kracun has been part of the Nursing Department since July 2004, and has been involved in the development of the current Nursing Program. She developed the Advanced Medical-Surgical / Critical Care Nursing courses, along with the Nursing Theory and Nursing Research courses. Dr. Kracun has been involved in the care of critically ill patients and their families through working in Intensive Care Units, Emergency Departments and with a Trauma Service. She has participated in numerous trauma and ED studies that resulted in publications and presentations, particularly over the past 20 years. Dr. Kracun was awarded funding from California’s Registered Nursing Education Program Capitation Grant, on behalf of the Nursing Department, to apply for education of nursing students, especially those from underrepresented groups. Dr Kracun has continued to be active in several professional nursing associations including the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Most Recent Publications
Presentation to California Healthcare Workforce Policy
Commission RE Grant Applications for funding from
Song-Brown Registered Nursing Education Program
San Francisco, CA February, 2008

Poster Presentation—Technology in Nursing: The Use of
the Personal Digital Assistant
Annual Faculty Spring Symposium, National University
San Diego, CA May, 2005

Crash Course: The Case of the Human Crash Dummies
2nd Annual Trauma Luau
Scripps Memorial Hospital
La Jolla, CA June, 2001

Trauma Research: Making It Real
1st Annual Trauma Luau
Scripps Memorial Hospital
La Jolla, CA June, 2000

Impact Of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury On Components Of Verbal Memory
Roman, MJ, Delis, DC, Willerman, L, Magulac, M, Demadura TL, de la Pena, JL, Loftis, C, Walsh, J, Kracun, M
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol; April, 1998

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Health & Illness, Acute Care: Critical Care; Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Gwynedd Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA

Associate in Applied Science, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA