Dr. Haras received her PhD from Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University. Her dissertation was a quantitative instrument development study measuring nephrology nurse perceptions toward advance care planning. Her research interests relate to end-of-life issues for persons with chronic kidney disease and have been published. Dr. Haras has over 35 years nursing experience, and is an adult nurse practitioner in addition to her role as the Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing at Saint Xavier. Dr. Haras teaches advanced pharmacology and advanced pathophysiology.