University of Portland

Lori Chorpenning RN MS

School of Nursing & Health Innovations, Senior Instructor

Lori Chorpenning RN MS



Buckley Center 301

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Lori Chorpenning, MS, BSN, ADN, RN, CNE is an Instructor at the University of Portland, School of Nursing and Health Innovations. Instructor Chorpenning completed her MS degree at the University of Portland in 2003 and BSN degree at Metropolitan State College in 1989. She joined the faculty of University of Portland in 2003 after working as a charge RN at Providence St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Her research interests include the processes of caring for families in disaster and war, and demonstrating clinical teaching through simulation.  


  • Master of Science, Leadership and Teaching, University of Portland
  • Bachelor of Science. Nursing, Metropolitan State College
  • Associates Degree, Nursing, Clinton Community College

Professional Affiliations

  • 2003 present Sigma Theta Tau International Omicron Upsilon chapter
  • 2007 - present - Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses

Recent Publications

  • Moscato, Miller, Logsdon, Weinburg, Chorpenning (February 2007). Dedicated education unit: An innovative clinical partner education model. Nursing Outlook
  • Messecar, D.C. Chorpenning ,L. (2010). Nursing Care of Families in Disaster and War. In J.Kaakinen, V.Gedaly-Duff, D.Coehlo ,S. Harman Hanson (Eds.), Family Health Care Nursing, Theory, Practice and Research (4th) (pp.490-516). Philadelphia, PA:F.A. Davis