Barb Kruger, PhD, MPH, RN - Associate Professor, Nursing
Associate Professor, Nursing
Kruger 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.