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Dr. Laura Crimm initially joined Duquesne University's School of Nursing as a visiting instructor in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program for the 2015-16 academic year. She is an alumnus of Duquesne University's School of Nursing, receiving her BSN in 1990. She then spent five years working at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Presbyterian Hospital as a clinical nurse on the Heart Lung Transplant Unit. Dr. Crimm decided to pursue an MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Saint Louis University in 2021, where her area of interest was colorectal cancer screening in underserved populations.

Dr. Crimm has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings throughout her career including: Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Retail Medicine, and Geriatric and Palliative Care. She was also the primary provider in an Occupational Medicine Practice for several years. Her goal is to share her clinical experiences with her students.

Dr. Crimm is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty and the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society. She is board certified in family practice by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Dr. Crimm assumed the role of the Director of the Family (Individual across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner Program in August 2016.


DNP, Saint Louis University
MSN, University of Pittsburgh
BSN, Duquesne University


  • Colorectal cancer screening in underserved populations
  • Telehealth
  • Family Medicine
  • Occupational health
  • Online learning

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