Marilyn Bratt, Ph.D., RN

Marilyn Bratt
Marilyn Bratt, Ph.D., RNMarquette University

Clark Hall, 329

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3840

Associate Professor of Nursing

Highest Degree

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Courses Taught

  • Pharmacotherapeutics for Nursing Practice
  • Research and Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

Research Interests

My research interests evolve around establishing best practices for nurse residency programs to ensure newly graduated nurses’ successful transition to practice. This includes exploration of the new graduate transition experience and factors influencing their job satisfaction and retention. Establishing evidence around methodologies to most effectively train preceptors and exploration of the influence of preceptoring on patient safety outcomes are additional areas of study.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Nurses Association
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Milwaukee Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Wisconsin Nurses Association

Specialization

  • Curriculum Development and Evaluation
  • Nurse Residency Programs
  • New Graduate Transition to Practice

Selected Publications

Hansen, J. & Bratt, M. M. (2015). Simulated competence in pre-licensure nursing students: A concept analysis. Nursing Education Perspectives, 36(2), 102-107.

Baernholdt, M., Keim-Malpass, J., Hinton, I., Yan, G., Bratt, M. (2014). A comparison of quality of care in acute care in critical access hospitals and other rural hospitals. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 14(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.14574/ojrnhc.v14i2.328

Bratt, M. M., Baernholdt, M. & Pruszynski, J. (2014). Are rural and urban newly licensed nurses different? A longitudinal study of a nurse residency programme. Journal of Nursing Management. 22, 779–791.doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2012.01483.

Bratt, M. M. (2013). Nurse residency program: Best practices for optimizing organizational success. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 29(3) 102-110.

Bratt, M. M. & Felzer, H. M. (2012). Predictors of new graduate nurses’ organizational commitment during a nurse residency program. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 28(3), 108-119.

Bratt, M. M. & Felzer, H. M. (2011). Perceptions of professional practice and work environment of new graduates in a nurse residency program. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 42(12), 559-568.

Bratt, M. M. (2009). Retaining our next generation of nurses: The Wisconsin nurse residency program providing a continuum of support. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 40(9), 416-425.

Harrison, T., Ball, K., Stewart, S. & Bratt, M. (2007). Clinical focus program: Enhancing the transition of senior nursing students to independent practice. Journal of Nursing Administration, 37(6), 311-317.

Bratt, M., Broome, M., Kelber, S. & Lostocco, L. (2000).  The influence of stress and nursing leadership on job satisfaction of pediatric intensive care nurses.  The American Journal of Critical Care, 9(5), 307-317.

Bratt, M. (2000). Collaborative institutional research.  Journal of Child and Family Nursing, 3(4), 251-258.

Lostocco, L. & Bratt, M. (2000).  Planning for the future: Nurse retention in children's hospitals.  Children's Hospitals Today, Spring, 22-23.

Grants

2015 Comparing Competency among Nursing Students Participating in Two Different Sequenced Simulation/Clinical Practicum Experiences ($5,000) from Sigma Theta Tau International

2011- 2014 SOAR- RN: Rural Nurse Residency Program ($1,033,118) from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services (D11HP22196)

2011 Validation of an Instrument to Assess Preceptor Role Competency ($3000) from Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Gamma Chapter, Milwaukee, WI

2007-2011 Wisconsin Nurse Residency Program: Continuing Partnerships to Support New Nurses’ Seamless Transition into Practice ($1,034,391) from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services (D11HP08384)

2004 - 2007 The Wisconsin Nurse Residency Program ($942,620) from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services (D64HP03092)

2005 The Wisconsin Center for Nursing ($100,000) from the Faye McBeath Foundation, Milwaukee, WI

2004 The Wisconsin Center for Nursing ($50,000) from the Wisconsin Hospital Foundation, Madison, WI