Dr. Kathleen Haycraft is a family, pediatric, and dermatology nurse practitioner (NP) as well as a political activist for NPs. She is co-editor of the Missouri White Paper. Her research interests are health care policy and dermatology. Dr. Haycraft has presented on policy and dermatology at local, regional and national conferences and has served on a variety of local and state boards representing many causes. Kathleen is the AANP Region 7 Director, the AANP 2009 State Award for Excellence winner, co-leader of the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) group of Missouri Action Coalition and co-chair of Missouri Council of APRNs. She is a published author in books and journals.
She has a passion for the rural and urban underserved citizens of Missouri. The Speaker of the Missouri House appointed her to the Committee of Citizens to Transform Medicaid. The University of Missouri, Kansas City honored her with Nursing and Health Services Alumni of the Year in 2014.
Dr. Haycraft spent 16 years in a rural underserved health clinic. This is her drive behind the passion for scope of practice statutory changes for NPs. Dr. Haycraft's desire is to full plenary authority for NPs. She is active in church and volunteers on many local art and theater boards and enjoys inter-global charity.