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 Emerita

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Courses Taught

NURS 6010: Research and Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

NURS 6015:  Pharmacotherapeutics for Nursing Practice

Research Interests

Dr. Bratt’s over-arching research goal is to explore practices that create a sustainable nurse workforce. She has a primary focus on studying the structure, process, and outcomes of nurse residency programs. Dr. Bratt has been instrumental in developing national standards for nurse residency programs and engaging in evaluation of those standards. Her research examines the processes of newly licensed nurse transition to practice and the influence of nurse residency programs on competency development, effective professional role socialization and retention. Dr. Bratt is particularly interested in the rural nursing workforce and studies characteristics of small rural community and critical access hospitals and rural nurses’ perceptions of care, the practice environment, and safety culture.

Professional Affiliations

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation Evaluator

Midwest Nursing Research Society

Rural Nurse Organization, Board of Directors

Sigma Theta Tau


Curriculum Development and Evaluation

Newly Licensed Nurse Transition to Practice

Nurse Residency Program Design and Evaluation


Rural Nursing


Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Bratt


2015-2017: Co-PI, (PI: Kunkel-Jordan, L., Co-I: Bratt, M.) “Toward Quality Preceptorship: A Dyad Study”. Wisconsin Nurses Foundation.

2014-2015: Co-PI (PI; Hansen, J., Co-I: Bratt, M.). “Comparing Competency among Nursing Students Participating in Two Different Sequenced Simulation/Clinical Practicum Experiences”. Sigma Theta Tau International

2011- 2016: PI/PD (Bratt, M.) SOAR RN: Rural Nurse Residency Program. Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services