Teresa J. Krassa, PhD, RN, CNE
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
UIC College of Nursing Central Illinois Regional Program
408 South Goodwin Avenue (MC 076)
Urbana , IL 61801-3703
Research / Discovery
Dr. Krassa's research interests include: nurse political behavior; health policy; women's health issues in breast cancer and cardiovascular disease; and clinical decision-making (especially as related to critical thinking and self-concept). Other research interests include: ethics and quality of life; self-efficacy; health promotion and wellness issues; nursing and patient education; advanced practice roles and outcomes; cultural competence; and health care delivery systems. She also has experience in questionnaire development.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Krassa teaches graduate research methods and nursing theory. She teaches undergraduate health assessment; transition to professional nursing; pathophysiology; fluid and electrolyte balance; health care policy and politics; women's health; and ethical-legal issues. She lectures on ethics in the graduate advanced practice nursing issues course and in the undergraduate professional concepts course. She teaches graduate-level nursing education administration and graduate-level teaching methods. She received the "Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award" from the Illinois League for Nursing and was inducted into the "Academy of Distinguished Teachers" at the UIC College of Nursing. She regularly appears on the "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students" at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a recipient of the "Teaching Recognition Program Award" from The Council For Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also received the "Graduate Award for Faculty Excellence" from the Graduate Student Association at the University of Illinois College of Nursing.
Service / Practice
Dr. Krassa is involved in the American Cancer Society (Champaign County Unit). She is a frequent speaker at community and patient educational activities on breast cancer prevention and early detection, as well as other topics. She serves as parish nurse at a local church. She is involved in health policy formation for nursing and the community. She is a board member of the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS), the Health Ministries Association, and the National League for Nursing.
BSN, University of California at Los Angeles
MSN, Saint Louis University
PhD, Wayne State University
Favorite Quote: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" – Gandhi.