Martha Craft-Rosenberg, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Craft-Rosenberg joined the College of Nursing faculty in 1980, and currently serves as Professor in the Parent Child and Family Area of Study. She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the profession's highest honor.

An active researcher, Craft-Rosenberg's work has focused on the siblings of ill children and the families of critically ill patients. She has also been active and is well-known for her work in the taxonomy of nursing diagnosis, interventions and outcomes. Her language classification research includes intervention classification since 1987 and diagnoses classification for a decade as principal investigator for the Nursing Diagnosis Extension and Classification (NDEC) team.

The author of 67 articles, four book chapters and seven books, her research on children and families has garnered awards from the American Association for Critical Care Nursing and the Midwest Nursing Research Society. She is the first editor of the book Nursing Interventions for Infants and Children, which was awarded the American Journal of Nursing and Pediatric Nursing Book of the Year Awards in 2000.

Craft-Rosenberg recently completed a term as President of NANDA International and serves as director of the Institute for Nursing Knowledge at the UI College of Nursing. Before assuming her current position, she served for nine years as area chair for human responses to illness, in addition to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising graduate thesis and dissertation research. 

Research areas
  • Children and family
  • Rural homeless families
  • Classification of nursing language
Martha Craft-Rosenberg, PhD, RN, FAAN
PhD in Educational Psych/Stats and Measurement
MA in Nursing, University of Iowa
BS in Nursing, University of Iowa
Diploma in Nursing, Iowa Methodist Hospital