Paula Kral MSN, RN, CHSE
Senior Lecturer, Simulation Specialist

Paula Kral received her BSN degree in 1980 from Eastern Kentucky University. She worked in several acute care areas as a bedside staff nurse at the University Kentucky Medical Center. During her time there, Kral became one of the first nurses to work in the bone marrow transplant unit. In 1986 she completed her MSN in adult nursing with a functional area in education. She began teaching that same year in the undergraduate nursing program at UK. She has been a clinical instructor, lecturer, and lab instructor. Professor Kral, as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, works in the Clinical Simulation and Lab Center, providing instruction through use of simulation with first-semester sophomores through graduating second-semester senior students.  She is the faculty advisor for the Undergraduate Nursing Activities and Advisory Council, and a 2008 recipient of the Gloe Bertram Award presented by the UK College of Nursing.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-8397

Fax: (859) 323-1057


Office: 405A College of Nursing Building


MSN, University of Kentucky, 1986
BSN, Eastern Kentucky University, 1980


Undergraduate nursing education; technology and simulation


Paula Kral's CV