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

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

Clark Hall, 217

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3853

Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing

Highest Degree

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Courses Taught

  • Nursing 6007 Ethics, Policy and Advocacy in Health Care
  • Nursing 6242 Concepts and Interventions for Health Problems Across the Life-Span
  • Nursing 4931 Perioperative Nursing
  • Nursing 6010 Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing
  • Health 6840 Environment of Health Care Delivery

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, oncology patients’ sleep quality, educational interventions for oncology patients, and oncology patients’ preferences for photographic art.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Nurses Association
  • Wisconsin Nurses Association - Board of Directors
  • Society of Trauma Nurses – Board of Directors
  • Association of perioperative Registered Nurses
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • International Academy of Nurse Editors
  • Sigma Theta Tau


  • Bioethics and Clinical Ethics Consultation
  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Education

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.