Kayla Knasiak

In fall 2016, CUAA launched a new School of Nursing and began to make good on a strategic university vision to prepare more Christ inspired nurses for the Church and world.

Following the December 2018 commencement, the university began to see the first fruits of this effort with its inaugural cohort of nursing graduates out in the field. Meet a few of CUAA’s first-ever school of nursing graduates and learn about their current positions as compassionate caretakers, an embodiment of Concordia’s mission to develop students in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world.

Kayla Knasiak (’18)

Hometown: Manchester, MI 

Current position: Registered Nurse, University of Michigan Hospital

What was your favorite nursing course at CUAA?

Advanced Concepts in Perfusion

What is your dream area of nursing specialty?


What is your favorite memory from your time as a nursing student at CUAA?

Getting to know our instructors so well and becoming a family.

In your opinion, what makes CUAA’s nursing program different than other schools’?

You’re more than just a number, you mean so much to all of your instructors.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a prospective CUAA nursing student?

Nursing school will be one of the toughest things you have done, but it will all be worth it when you’re taking care of your patients and pursing your dreams.

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— Photography by Kelly Cieslak (’13)

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