Krista A. Knudson, PhD, APRN, MSCR

krista kudson
Krista A. Knudson, PhD, APRN, MSCRMarquette University

Clark Hall, 233

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-2146

Assistant Professor


BSN - Edgewood College. Madison, WI

MSN - Yale University. New Haven, CT

MSCR - Rush University. Chicago, IL

PhD - Yale University. New Haven, CT

Postdoctoral fellowship - Institute for Translational Medicine. University of Chicago/Rush University. Chicago, IL

Courses Taught

NURS 1001: Nursing and Health in the Jesuit Tradition

Research Interests

Improving survivorship and long-term outcomes for critically ill patients and their families

Person-centered care

Translational research

Intervention development

Professional Affiliations

Midwest Nursing Research Society

Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Mu Chapter

Society of Critical Care Medicine

American Thoracic Society

Extracorporeal Life Support Organization

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses


Knudson, K.A., Funk, M., Redeker, N.S., Andrews, L.K., Whittemore, R., Mangi, A.A., & Sadler, L.S. (2022). “An unbelievable ordeal:” The experiences of adult survivors treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Australian Critical Care, 35(4), 391-401.

 Funk, M., Fennie, K.P., Knudson, K.A., Ruppel, H.W. (2021). Monitor-watcher use, nurses’ knowledge of electrocardiographic monitoring, and arrhythmia detection. American Journal of Critical Care, 30(1), 38-44.

Knudson, K.A., Gustafson, C., Sadler, L.S., Whittemore, R., Redeker, N.S., Andrews, L.K., Mangi, A.A., Funk, M. (2019). Long-term health-related quality of life of adult patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO): An integrative review. Heart & Lung, 48(6), 538-552.

De Vaux, L., Cooper, D., Knudson, K.A., Gasperini, M., Rodgerson, K., & Funk, M. (2017). Reduction of nonactionable alarms in medical intensive care. Horizons: A Supplement to Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology, Spring 2017, 58-61.

Crossman, M.K., Kazdin, A.E., & Knudson, K.A. (2015). Brief unstructured interaction with a dog reduces distress. Anthrozoös 28(4): 649-659.

Honors and Awards

2022: Oral Presentation Award. Rush Research Trainee Day, Rush University

2020: Research Abstract award, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

2018: Inductee, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

2018: Abstract scholarship, American Thoracic Society, Assembly on Nursing

2016-2018: Jonas Nurse Scholar, Jonas Center for Nursing & Veterans Healthcare & the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

2016-2018: Rockefeller University Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Scholar 


Postdoctoral training & funding from:

National Center for Advancing Translational Science, TL1 TR002388

National Institute of Nursing Research, R01 NR018443