Kathryn Schroeter
Clinical Associate Professor
Office Phone
(414) 288-3853

Bioethics and Clinical Ethics Consultation, Perioperative Nursing, Education

Highest Degree and Institution
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
My areas of research include ethics in perioperative nursing and the impact that professional certification has on nursing practice. I have recently studied: trauma rounds and the rounding process, ambulatory nurses’ scope of practice, oncology patients’ sleep quality, educational interventions for oncology patients, and oncology patients’ preferences for photographic art.

Titles of Courses Recently Taught

Selected Publications

Frank, CA, Schroeter, K, Shaw, C. 2017. Addressing Traumatic Stress in the Acute Traumatically Injured Patient.  Journal of Trauma Nursing. 24(2):78-84

McAndrew, N., Leske, J., Schroeter, K. 2016. Moral distress in critical care nursing: The state of the science. Nursing Ethics, 23(6):1–19.

Schroeter, K. Professional Issues/Ethics (Chapter), 2016. STN TCRN® Certification Study Guide. Society of Trauma Nurses publishers. Lexington, KY.

ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. 2015. K. Schroeter - Contributing author. American Nurses Association. Silver Spring, MD.

ANA Scope and Standards of Practice. 2015. K. Schroeter - Contributing author. American Nurses Association. Silver Spring, MD

Zakzesky, D., Klink, K., McAndrew, N., Schroeter, K., Johnson, G. 2015. Bridges and Barriers: Patients' Perceptions of the Discharge Process including Multidisciplinary Rounds on a Trauma Unit. Journal of Trauma Nursing. 22(5):232-239.

Schroeter, K. 2014 Ethical/Legal Practice-Chapter 3. In RN First Assistant Guide to Practice, 5th ed. AORN, Inc., Denver, CO.

Hanson, H., Schroeter, K., Hanson, A., Asmus, K., Grossman, A. 2013. Hospitalized Cancer Patients’ Preferences for Photographic Art. Oncology Nursing Forum. 40(4):337-345.

Schroeter, K. et.al. 2012. The impact of certification on certified perioperative nurses: A qualitative descriptive survey. ORNAC  Journal. 30(3):35-46.

Schroeter, K. 2012. Preoperative, Intraoperative, and Postoperative Nursing Management– Chapters 20, 21, & 22 - Contemporary Medical Surgical Nursing 2nd Edition – Daniels & Nicoll, eds. Delmar Thompson Learning Publishers.

Schroeter, K. 2010. Structural Empowerment: The Magnet Model Applied to Perioperative Nursing. AORN Journal. 92(2):220-223.

Byrne, M., Schroeter, K., & Mower, J. 2010. Perioperative specialty certification: The CNOR as evidence for Magnet excellence. AORN Journal. 91(5):618-622.

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Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.