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College of Nursing
 

Marilyn J. Krajicek, EdD, RN, FAAN

Professor; Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Master in Public Health (dual degree) and Doctor of Nursing Practice Public Health Specialty Nursing programs


Marilyn Krajicek

Marilyn.Krajicek@ucdenver.edu

 

Dr. Krajicek, a nationally known nursing educator in interdisciplinary education for care of children (and their families) with disabilities and chronic conditions, is Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Master in Public Health Dual Degree (DNP/MPH) and Doctor of Nursing Practice Public Health Specialty (DNP-MPH) Nursing programs.  A grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce and Public Health to develop the program (2013-2016).  The University of Colorado program is among the first in the country to combine the DNP and MPH degrees. 

Marilyn is the Director of Nursing (JFK Partners), Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (CO LEND), a program preparing interprofessional leaders in disabilities, Dept. of Pediatrics, School of Medicine.  

She is Director of The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care & Early Education (NRC).  In 2011, she lead the NRC Team in the development of the third edition of Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs (CFOC3) in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Maternal Child & Health Bureau (MCHB) (2011).  Currently CFOC updated standards are available on the NRC website www.nrckids.org.

In 2010, MCHB and the US Administration for Children and Families funded the NRC to develop and publish Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs- Selected Standards from CFOC 3rd Ed.  Preventing Childhood Obesity was acknowledged as an authoritative resource in the 2010 report of the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity. 

In 2013, Dr. Krajicek lead the NRC Team in the development of Stepping Stones 3rd Edition to Using Caring for Our Children, the selected National Health and Safety Standards that impact mortality and morbidity in child care and early education.  Currently, the NRC (2016-2017) is funded through a cooperative agreement with the American Academy of Pediatrics.  

Marilyn currently directs the Achieving A State of Healthy Weight: A national assessment of obesity prevention content in child care regulations (ASHW), funded by the CDC 2015-2016.​

Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
EdD University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO Education 1977
Post MS University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Handicapped Children, Nursing 1973
MS Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri
Maternal Child Nursing 1967
BS Duschene College
Omaha, Nebraska
Nursing 1963
Diploma Creighton Memorial College of Nursing
Omaha, Nebraska
Nursing 1961
Title Organization Year
Recipient National Nurse Practitioner Symposium -- 50th Anniversary 2015
​Dr. Susan S. Aronson Award ​American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Early Education and Child Care ​2013
​Friend of Children Award ​Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners (NAPNAP) ​2011
​Effective Practice Award ​American Public Health Association, Maternal and Child Health Section ​2009
​Doris Biester Leadership Award ​Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large, University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing ​2009
AJN Book of the Year Award, Craft-Rosenberg, M., Krajicek, M. (Eds.). Nursing excellence for children and families. New York 2006
Down Right Beautiful Celebration Honoree Mile High Down Syndrome Association 2006
Kathryn Smith Lastreto Mentor Award Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large, University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing 2004
Joseph Addison Sewall Award University of Colorado 2001
Educator of the Year American Association on Mental Retardation 2000
Fellow American Academy of Nursing (AAN) St. Louis, MO 1992
Recipient Nightingale Award for Excellence in Human Caring 1988
  1. Krajicek, M., Cimino, J., Satkowiak, L., Geer, B., Steinke, G. (Eds.). (2015). Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) in Early Care and Education. Applicable standards from: Caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards; Guidelines for early care and education programs, 3rd Edition. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; Washington, DC: American Public Health Association. Available online at http://nrckids.org 
  2. Terry, K., Disabato, J., & Krajicek, M. (2015) Snoring, Trouble Breathing, Un-Refreshed (STBUR) Screening Questionnaire to Reduce Perioperative Respiratory Adverse Events in Pediatric Surgical Patients: A Quality Improvement Project. AANA Journal, August 2015, Vol. 83, No. 4
  3. Krajicek, M., Cimino, J., Satkowiak, L., Geer, B. (2014). Caring for our children: Environmental health in early care and education. Applicable standards from: Caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards; Guidelines for early care and education programs, 3rd Edition. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; Washington, DC: American Public Health Association. Available at http://nrckids.org
  4. Krajicek, M., Cimino, J., Satkowiak, L., Geer, B., Steinke, G. (Eds.). (2014). Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Early Care and Education (I/T).  Applicable standards from: Caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards; Guidelines for early care and education programs, 3rd Edition. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; Washington, DC: American Public Health Association. Available online at http://nrckids.org
  5. Geer, B., Porter, R., Haemer, M., & Krajicek, M. (2014) Increasing Patient Attendance in a Pediatric Obesity Clinic: A Quality Improvement Project. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 29 (6), 528-535.
  6. Gauthier, K., & Krajicek, M. (2013) Obesogenic Environment: A Concept Analysis and Pediatric Perspective. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 18: 202-210. 
  7. Krajicek, M., Cimino, J., Satkowiak, L., Geer, B., Steinke, G. (Eds.). (2013). Oral Health in Child Care and Early Education.  Applicable standards from: Caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards; Guidelines for early care and education programs, 3rd Edition. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; Washington, DC: American Public Health Association. Available online at http://nrckids.org
  8. Wiley, D.C., & Cory, A.C. (Eds.). Krajicek, M., Satkowiak, L. (2013). Encyclopedia of school health (pp. 539-541). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  9. Nehring, W., Natvig, D., Betz, C., Savage, T., Krajicek, M., Graff, C., Hertzberg, D. (2013) Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Nursing –Scope and Standards of Practice (2nd Edition) Sliver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.
  10. Krajicek, M., Geer, B., Steinke, G. (Eds.). (2013). Stepping Stones to Using Caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards - guidelines for out-of-home child care (3rd ed.). To be available online at http://nrckids.org Denver, CO: UCD; Chicago, IL: AAP; Washington, DC: APHA, MCHB.
  11. Steinke, G., Krajicek, M., Geer, B.  (2012-2016). Achieving a state of healthy weight: A national assessment of obesity prevention terminology in child care regulations (ASHW). To be available online at http://nrckids.org​.  Aurora, CO: University of Colorado College of Nursing.

  • 2013-2016
    Principal Investigator, Advanced Nursing Education Grants: Developing DNP- Prepared Public Health Nurse Leaders: Managing MCC Populations. U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • 2011-2015
    Principal Investigator, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. DHHS, U46MC09810.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Solicitation: Development of State Toolkit to Implement CFOC Obesity Prevention Standards, 2011-2012). 
  • 2008-2016
    JFK Partners, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities: Education, Research, and Service, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Colorado Leadership Education in Neuro-developmental Disabilities  (Co-LEND) projects 
  • 2005-2011
    Principal Investigator, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. DHHS, U46MC09810. (MCHB Office of Performance Review On-site Review, March, 2008).
  • 2008-2014
    Principal Investigator, Pediatric Nursing Leadership, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. DHHS, T80MC00009.
  • 2008
    Principal Investigator, Promoting Good Oral Health Care Practices in Child Care and Early Education Settings, Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health Grants Program, American Dental Association Foundation, PN200707-027.
  • 2004
    Principal Investigator, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care Supplementary Award for Preparation of Spanish language edition of Stepping Stones to Using Caring for Our Children and preparation of Parent’s Version of Caring for Our Children. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. DHHS, U93 MC00098. 
  • 2003-2008
    Principal Investigator: Nursing Leadership: Pediatric Special Needs. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. DHHS, T80 MC00009.
  • 2001-2002
    Principal Investigator: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care Supplementary Award for Preparation of Video/Training Manual Packages and for Publication of National Standards for Health and Safety in Child Care and related publications. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. DHHS, U93 MC00098. 
  • 2000-2005
    Principal Investigator: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. DHHS, , U93 MC00098.
  • 1999-2001​
    Principal Investigator: Health and Safety in Child Care Research Study (Subcontract to National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care). Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), DHHS.
  • 1998-2003
    Principal Investigator: Leadership Option: Care of Children with Special Needs. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. DHHS, T80 MC00009.

  • Dr. Krajicek provides ongoing consultation and technical assistance to child care providers, parents, federal and state officials, students, and other interested individuals on health and safety standards important for children in out-of-home child care and early education programs.  As Project Director,  Dr. Krajicek works with children with special care needs and their families, graduate and undergraduate students, and consults with parent groups and other professionals working with children with developmental disabilities and chronic conditions and their families.