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Kathryn Schroeter, PhD, RN, CNE, CNOR

Clinical Professor


PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
MA-Bioethics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
MS, Univeristy of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
BSN, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI   


Professional Certifications

CNE – Certified Nurse Educator

CNOR – Perioperative Nursing Certification

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics, Bioethics, and Clinical Ethics Consultation 
  • Education 
  • Perioperative Nursing

Professional Affiliations

American Nurses Association

American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

International Academy of Nurse Editors

Society of Trauma Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau International

Recent Publications

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. Chapter - Ethics. 2017. 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, 1–19.

Schroeter, K. 2016. Professional Issues/Ethics (Chapter), STN TCRN® Certification Study Guide. Society of Trauma Nurses publishers. Lexington, KY.

ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. 2015. Contributing author. American Nurses Association. Silver Spring, MD.

ANA Scope and Standards of Practice. 2015. Contributing author. ANA publishers. 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. 2015. The Value of Certification. Journal of Trauma Nursing. 22(2). 53-54.

Schroeter, K. 2015. Trauma Nurses Making a Difference. Journal of Trauma Nursing. 22(3). 120-121.

Schroeter, K. Ethics (Module 1), Core Curriculum for RN First Assistant, 5th ed., 2014. AORN, Inc., Denver, CO.

Schroeter, K. 2014. Compassion Fatigue: An Unwanted Reflection of Your Reality. Journal of Trauma Nursing. 21(4). 37-38.

Schroeter, K. 2014. Do you use your professional code of ethics? Journal of Trauma Nursing. 21(3):87-88.

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., Byrne, M., Klink, K., Beier, M., McAndrew, N. 2012. The impact of certification on certified perioperative nurses: A qualitative descriptive survey. Can Oper Room Nurs J. Sep; 30(3).

Schroeter, K. Preoperative, Intraoperative, Postoperative Nursing Management – Chapters 20, 21, & 22 - Contemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing (2nd ed.) 2011. – Delmar Thompson Learning Publishers.

Byrne, M., Schroeter, K., & Mower, J. 2010. Perioperative specialty certification: The CNOR as evidence for Magnet excellence. AORN Journal. 91(5):618-622.

Schroeter, K. 2010. Structural Empowerment: The Magnet Model Applied to Perioperative Nursing. AORN Journal. 92(2):220-223.

Byrne, M., Mower, J. Carter, S., & Schroeter, K. 2009. The Role of the Professional Portfolio in Assessing Continued Competence in Nursing. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.

Recent Presentations

2018                       American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly - Washington, DC

2018                       Southeastern Regional Trauma Advisory Council (SERTAC) Conference – Delavan, WI

2018                       Society of Trauma Nurses National Conference – Portland, OR

2016                       AORN Global Surgical Expo/Conference – Anaheim, CA

2016                       Society of Trauma Nurses National Conference – Anaheim, CA

2015                       AORN Global Surgical Expo/Conference – Denver, CO

2015                       International Academy of Nursing Editors Conference – Las Vegas, NV

2015                       Society of Trauma Nurses National Conference – Jacksonville, FL

2014                       Building Bridges to Evidence Based Practice Conference – Milwaukee, WI

2014                       Wisconsin Nurses Association State Convention – La Crosse, WI

2014                       Templeton Trauma Conference – Philadelphia, PA

2014                       Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) National Conference – New Orleans, LA

2013                       AORN National Congress – San Diego, CA

2013                       Wisconsin Nurses Association – State Convention, Madison, WI

2013                       Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) – Las Vegas, NV

2013                       Arizona State Council of Operating Room Nurses (AZSCORN) – Phoenix, AZ

2012                        Alberta Children’s Hospital / University of Calgary Ethics Conference – Alberta, CA

2011                       Building Bridges to Evidence Based Practice – Milwaukee, WI

2011                       Society of Trauma Nurses National Conference – San Antonio, TX

2011                       AORN National Congress – Philadelphia, PA

2010                       Society of Trauma Nurses National Conference – Orlando, FL                                   

2010                       AORN National Congress – Denver, CO

2009                       National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (AACN) – New Orleans, LA

2010                       Hospice & Palliative Care Seminar – Pewaukee, WI

2010                       Building Bridges to Evidence Based Practice – Milwaukee, WI

2009                       ANCC Research Symposium Magnet Conference – Louisville, KY

2009                       International Academy of Nursing Editors Conference -  Chicago, IL

2009                       WNA Wisconsin state Nurses’ Convention – Milwaukee, WI

2009                       Building Bridges to Evidence Based Practice – Milwaukee, WI