Kathryn Schroeter, Ph.D., RN, CNE, CNOR

Kathryn Schroeter
Kathryn Schroeter, Ph.D., RN, CNE, CNORMarquette University

Clark Hall, 221

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3853

Clinical Associate Professor

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Courses Taught

NURS 4100:  Perioperative Nursing

NURS 6007:  Ethics, Policy and Advocacy in Health Care

NURS 6010:  Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

NURS 6242:  Concepts and Interventions for Health Problems Across the Life-Span

Research 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, trauma unit remote video monitoring, pain management in the living kidney donor population and Emergency Department (ED) visits after psychogenic non-epileptic events diagnosis.

Professional Affiliations

American Nurses Association - Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

International Academy of Nurse Editors

Sigma Theta Tau International

Society of Trauma Nurses – Board of Directors

Wisconsin Nurses Association


Bioethics and Clinical Ethics Consultation

Perioperative Nursing



Schroeter, K., et. al. 2019. Practical Ethics for Nurses and Nursing Students 2nd Edition. University Publishing Group, Inc., Frederick, MD.

Schroeter, K. 2018. An ethical balancing act: Caring for victims of intimate partner violence. American Nurse Today, 13(10):46.

Schroeter, K., Flowers, J., Davidson, J., Van Wicklin, S. 2017. AORN’s Perioperative Explications for the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. AORN publications, Denver, CO.

Klink, K. & Schroeter, K. 2017. Chapter - Ethics. In J. Hankins, RA Lonsway, C Hedrick, M Perdue (Eds.) Infusion Therapy in Clinical Practice 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders.

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.

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.


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