Angela A. Crowley is Professor Emerita of Nursing. During her 32 years of faculty service (1984-2016) she created and taught a wide range of didactic and clinical courses for pediatric and family nurse practitioner masters students, collaborated in curriculum design efforts, chaired multiple committees at the School of Nursing and for the University, and served as the PNP Specialty Coordinator. She has practiced as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 1975 and created comprehensive pediatric primary care clinics in Bridgeport and Norwalk for low income, at-risk children. She also served in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.
Her research, publications, and professional and community activities have focused on improving the health and developmental outcomes for children in out-of-home child care settings and their families. Specifically, her research has addressed the role and impact of nurse child care health consultants, a targeted child care intervention to prevent obesity, promotion of safe medication administration, inclusion of children with special healthcare needs in child care, and state child care licensing regulations and impact on child health policy. She was the first nurse researcher to address the issue of poor quality child care and the role of nurses to improve children’s health and safety in these settings. She co-founded one of the first special interest groups for the National Association for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). In 1997 she represented NAPNAP and nursing at the White House Conference on Child Care, and she presented on a panel addressing quality child care with First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton. She has provided consultation to many state and national initiatives focused on promoting child care health and safety and has been recognized for this work. She served on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption, and Dependent Care and is Chair of the Child Development Technical Panel for the USDHHS Maternal Child Health Bureau, Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs (3rd edition). She developed a model health consultation program for the Yale affiliated child care programs and continues to provide mentoring and support.
Dr. Crowley received her B.S.N. degree from The Catholic University of America, her M.A. in Parent-Child Nursing from New York University, her P.N.P. post graduate certificate from the University of Connecticut, and her Ph.D. from the School of Family Studies at the University of Connecticut.