Associate Professor, Nursing
graduated with a PhD in nursing from the University of Florida after studying
at the University of South Florida, Boston College and St. Anslem’s College.
She spent several years in the nursing and public health fields before joining
the faculty in UNF’s School of Nursing in 2001.
As an associate
professor, Dr. Kruger teaches community-public health nursing. She also coordinates the School of Nursing’s
Home Base Model. The Home Base Model integrates community-based learning into
the nursing curriculum. The model requires students to work in a local
neighborhood or community setting for five semesters. Dr. Kruger believes that
the Home Base Model is the best way to teach community nursing while
emphasizing the time required to build relationships in the community and
impact population health. She firmly believes in putting theory into practice.
Dr. Kruger’s Community
Scholars project allowed her to spend time developing teaching aids and
articulate the expectations of partnerships for the School of Nursing. She
spent time focusing on enhancing the educational preparation of students,
faculty, and community agencies through partnership.
As a result of her
hard work, Dr. Kruger received the University's first "Outstanding Faculty
Community-Engaged Scholarship Award" in 2013.
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