Newsmaker: Rebecca Kronk
Noteworthy: Kronk won the Cameos of Caring Award, presented Nov. 8 by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. Nominated by colleagues for her professionalism and community service, she was among six nurse educators honored at the annual gala.
Family: Husband, Morgan Kronk; four children, all graduates of Montour High School in McKees Rocks
Occupation: Kronk is an assistant professor in the Duquesne University School of Nursing, where she joined the faculty in fall 2010, and is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Children’s Hospital in Lawrenceville.
Background: Kronk grew up in Carnegie and began working at Children’s more than 30 years ago. She returned to college to better understand children with developmental needs.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in nursing, Carlow University, 1981; master’s degree in nursing, Pitt, 1999; doctoral degree in applied developmental psychology, Pitt, 2008.
Quote: “As nurses, we try to treat the whole person — their physical, their spiritual, their mental health. That’s the way I feel about my students. I feel I have to approach them the same way, that I have to treat them as a whole person.”