Welcome

Kathie Krauss
Hi!  My name is Kathie Krause.

I am so proud to serve as your Chief Nursing Officer at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt (MCJCHV).  It’s such a privilege to be a part of an outstanding nursing team-recognized for their quality patient care, excellence and innovation in professional nursing practice, and dedication to delivering compassionate patient and family-centered care. 

As a Magnet-designated organization, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital creates a culture of collaboration and shared decision-making that brings out the best in our staff. The work we do here encourages professional growth, values life-long learning, and strives to make a difference in the lives of children and their families.

I should know…I started my career here as a new RN in the Neonatal ICU!  After obtaining my BSN from Kent State University, I worked in the NICU and completed my MSN at Vanderbilt University as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.  Several years and many leadership positions later…I’m so grateful to be back at MCJCHV leading and working with such an amazing team of professional nurses. 

Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer,
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt