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

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

My research interests evolve around establishing best practices for nurse residency programs and their influence on newly graduated nurses’ transition to practice, job satisfaction, retention, perceptions of the work environment and patient safety outcomes in rural and urban hospital settings. Other areas include exploration of the concept of preceptoring and its influence on the newly licensed nurses and the impact of simulated learning on clinical decision-making and competence.

Professional Affiliations

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation Evaluator

Midwest Nursing Research Society

Rural Nurse Organization

Sigma Theta Tau


Curriculum Development and Evaluation

New Graduate Transition to Practice

Nurse Residency Program Design and Evaluation


Rural Nursing


Woda, A., Schnable, T., Alt-Gehrman, P., Bratt, M., & Garnier-Villarreal, M. (2018). Innovation in clinical course delivery and impact on students’ clinical decision making and competence. Nursing Education Perspectives. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000406

Hansen, J. & Bratt, M. M. (2017). Effect of sequence of simulated and clinical practicum learning experiences on clinical competency of nursing students. Nurse Educator, 42(2), 231-235. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000364.

Topp, R., Hershberger, P., & Bratt, M.M. (2017). Answering wicked questions: Dealing with opposing truths as a nursing associate professor. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 39(6) 733–744 doi: 10.1177/0193945916687544.

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).

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.


2015-2017 Toward Quality Preceptorship: A Dyad Study. Wisconsin Nurses Foundation

2015 Comparing Competency among Nursing Students Participating in Two Different Sequenced Simulation/Clinical Practicum Experiences. Sigma Theta Tau International

2011- 2015 SOAR- RN: Rural Nurse Residency Program. 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. Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Gamma Chapter

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

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