Patricia A. Kraft, Ed.D., MSN, RN, CNE

Director, School of Nursing

Distinguished Professor of Nursing


Kraft joins Regent from the College of Coastal Georgia where she served as distinguished dean of nursing and health sciences as well as professor of nursing. In July 2017, the addition of the education department was added and the school name changed to the School of Education, Health Sciences and Nursing. Achieving NCLEX-RN pass rates for BSN of 100 percent four times, ASN 98 percent then 100 percent, and RADT 100 percent four times helped establish the college as one of the top-ranked nursing programs in the state of Georgia. She also sat on the Georgia Governor’s Task Force for Workforce Development in 2016-17.

Kraft’s leadership roles as associate provost and dean of the School of Nursing and Behavioral Health at Carson-Newman College (Jefferson City, TN) solidified her reputation for creating rigorous programs led by strong faculty. At Waynesburg College (Waynesburg, PA), Kraft served as an instructor. She also served as a nurse practitioner for 40 years throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.


Special appointment – U.S. Secretary of the Army’s ROTC Education Subcommittee 


Synergy: Partnering to Benefit Nursing on a Global Scale, International Symposium of Yanbian University of Science and Technology, Yanji, China, June 29-July 4, 2009

Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities (2003) Securing Tennessee's Future: Increasing Education Capacity in Nursing: Nashville: TICUA

The Osmotic Shift. Journal of Intravenous Nursing 2000;(23) 4:pp. 220-224


American Nurses' Association

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

SREB Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing

Brunswick Rotary Club

National League for Nursing

Georgia Association of Nursing Deans and Directors

Georgia Advisor Committee on Nursing

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Meet Our Faculty

Ruth Cody, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, College of Healthcare Sciences

757.352.4529 rcody@regent.edu
Steven M. Hays, DSL

Department Chair; Associate Professor, College of Healthcare Sciences

757.352.4721 stevhay@regent.edu
Rebecca Hope Le, Ph.D., RN, IBCLC

Adjunct, School of Nursing

Wilma (Ginger) C. Matti, Ph.D., MSN, RN

Lecturer, School of Nursing, College of Healthcare Sciences

757.352.4873 gmatti@regent.edu
Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC

Lecturer, School of Nursing, College of Healthcare Sciences

757.352.4014 jsnyder@regent.edu