Laura Koo, MS, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC

Laura Koo, MS, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC
  • Assistant Professor
    Organizational Systems and Adult Health
Location:
Room 375D, School of Nursing Building
Phone:
410-706-3495
Email:
lkoo@umaryland.edu

Education

  • PhD candidate, expected PhD degree completion 2021, University of Maryland College Park, 2021
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Teaching in Nursing & Health Professions, University of Maryland Baltimore, 2006
  • MS, Community Health Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner, Boston College, 2000
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Arizona, 1995
  • BA, Spanish, University of Maryland College Park, 1993

Research Interests

  • health literacy; chronic disease management in primary care or community settings; cross-cultural communication; empowerment; advocacy; health disparities & health equity; food allergies

Publications

  • Koo, L. W., Horowitz, A. M., Radice, S. D., Wang, M. Q. & Kleinman, D. V. (2016, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 14). Nurse Practitioners' Use of Communication Techniques: Results of a Maryland Oral Health Literacy Survey.. PloS one, 11 (1), e0146545. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146545
  • Carpenter, P. C. & Koo, L. W. (2015, May 1). Evidence-Based Interventions for Prevention of Bone Density Loss after Kidney Transplant.. Nephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association, 42 (3), 209-19; quiz 220.
  • Koo, L. W., Layson-Wolf, C., Brandt, N., Hammersla, M. B., Idzik, S. K., Rocafort, P. T., et al (2014, November). Qualitative evaluation of a standardized patient clinical simulation for nurse practitioner and pharmacy students. Nurse Education in Practice, 14 (6), 740-746. Elsevier BV. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2014.10.005
  • Koo, L. W. (2014). Chapter 22 Gynecologic disorders. in Nettina, S. (Ed.) Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, (10th), 832-883. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkens.
  • Koo, L. W., Idzik, S. K., Hammersla, M. B. & Windemuth, B. (2013, December 1). Developing standardized patient clinical simulations to apply concepts of interdisciplinary collaboration. Journal of Nursing Education, 52 (12), 705-708. SLACK, Inc.. doi:10.3928/01484834-20131121-04
  • Koo, L. W., Idzik, S. K. & Smith, J. K. (2010, March). Patient history key to diagnosing peripheral edema. The Nurse Practitioner, 35 (3), 44-52. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health). doi:10.1097/01.npr.0000368908.30947.30

See a full list of published work.

Presentations

  • Year:
    2016
    Title:
    Decreasing barriers to oral health: Results of a Maryland survey of nurse practitioners’ knowledge and practices related to dental caries prevention
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    2016 Maryland Action Coalition Summit: Advancing the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Report – The Future of Nursing
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Maryland Action Coalition
    Location:
    Baltimore MD United States
  • Year:
    2013
    Title:
    Interprofessional education: Using standardized patients and providers for primary care simulation
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 39th Annual Meeting
    Sponsoring Organization:
    NONPF
    Location:
    Pittsburgh PA
  • Year:
    2012
    Title:
    Developing standardized patient clinical simulations to apply concepts of interprofessional collaboration
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    National League for Nursing – Society for Simulation in Healthcare Symposium on Interprofessional Education in Healthcare Simulation, preconference to the annual International Society for Simulation in Healthcare Conference
    Sponsoring Organization:
    NLN-SSH
    Location:
    San Diego CA

Areas of Specialization

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Primary Teaching Areas

  • Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty: diagnosis and management courses (didactic & clinical practicum); Clinical Nurse Leader program: Introduction to Gerontological Nursing and Health Assessment across the Lifespan

Academic and Professional Activities

University

  • Date:
    2015 - Current
    Organization:
    OSAH Search Committee
    Role:
    member
  • Date:
    2019 - Current
    Organization:
    Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    Role:
    member

Professional

  • Date:
    2014 - Current
    Organization:
    Journal of Nursing Education
    Role:
    Manuscript Reviewer/Referee

Public

  • Date:
    2014 - Current
    Organization:
    University of Maryland Medical Center
    Role:
    Nurse Practitioner