Patricia Schroeder

Director for Strategic Initiatives/Clinical Assistant Professor
(414) 288-0658


Health Systems Leadership
Organizational Transformation
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety                            
Mental Health

Highest Degree

MSN-Marquette University
MBA-Marquette University

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests

My career and scholarship has been about health systems leadership and improving quality and patient safety. I have incorporated executive leadership roles with academic engagement and value mentoring new leaders. I am fascinated and inspired by the dramatic transformation of health care delivery today.

Titles of Courses Recently Taught

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Healthcare

Quality and patient Safety in Nursing

Selected Publications

Served as founding editor of the Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Published six texts and multiple book chapters and articles and newsletters on healthcare quality.


Administrator of the Year, Delta Gamma at Large Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau Intl

Woman of Influence Award.  Milwaukee Business Journal

Best Leader Recognition in ADVANCE for NURSES for the Chicago/Wisconsin/Indiana Area

Inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

Outstanding Alumna for Marquette University Nursing Alumna Association

Founder’s Award, Dorothy Garrigus Adams Award for Excellence in Fostering Professional Standards, Sigma Theta Tau International.

Namesake for the Patricia Schroeder Award for Innovations in Quality, granted for 9 years by Mosby Publishers.

Professional Memberships


College of Nursing Mission Statement

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.