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; health disparities & health equity; empowerment; advocacy; food allergies

Publications

  • Publication Year:
    2016
    Title:
    Nurse Practitioners' Use of Communication Techniques: Results of a Maryland Oral Health Literacy Survey.
    Journal Name:
    PloS one
  • Publication Year:
    2015
    Title:
    Evidence-Based Interventions for Prevention of Bone Density Loss after Kidney Transplant.
    Journal Name:
    Nephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
  • Publication Year:
    2014
    Title:
    Qualitative evaluation of a standardized patient clinical simulation for nurse practitioner and pharmacy students
    Journal Name:
    Nurse Education in Practice
  • Publication Year:
    2014
    Title:
    Chapter 22 Gynecologic disorders
  • Publication Year:
    2013
    Title:
    Developing standardized patient clinical simulations to apply concepts of interdisciplinary collaboration
    Journal Name:
    Journal of Nursing Education
  • Publication Year:
    2010
    Title:
    Patient history key to diagnosing peripheral edema
    Journal Name:
    The Nurse Practitioner

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

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