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Lorretta Krautscheid RN MS

School of Nursing, Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Education, Associate Professor

Lorretta Krautscheid RN MS



Buckley Center 315

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Lorretta Krautscheid, PhD, RN, CNE, studies the ability of student nurses to integrate ethical knowing within professional practice as well as teaching strategies promoting moral agency and moral distress resilience. She has published her work in pre-licensure and post-licensure peer-reviewed nursing education journals, the popular press, and has received local grants to support her research as well as innovative teaching practices. Dr. Krautscheid’s clinical areas of expertise include maternal-child health, school nursing, and community health nursing.


  • PhD, Nursing Education Specialization, Capella University
  • Master of Science, Innovative Leadership and Management in Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Montana State University


  • Education strategies in undergraduate nursing education
  • Applied ethics
  • Moral Distress among baccalaureate nursing students
  • Moral Resilience strategies for nursing students

Professional Affiliations

  • American Nurses Association
  • Omicron Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau

Awards & Recognition

  • Butine Fund. October 2016. $2,936.50. “The effect of transdisciplinary educational strategies on student nurse resilience and moral distress.” 
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Omicron Upsilon Chapter Grant. November 11, 2016. 1,530.00. Funded education project titled, “Buddy-UP: An educational innovation enhancing student nurse retention.”
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Omicron Upsilon Chapter Grant. November 11, 2016. $650.00. Funded education project titled “Transdisciplinary communication education for clinical instructors: Promoting moral agency and effective advocacy among clinical role models.
  • Dundon-Berchtold Applied Ethics Fellowship. 2016-2017. $2,500.00. Funded applied ethics research titled “The effect of resilience education strategies on moral resilience and moral distress: A multi-site study.”
  • Butine Fund.  March 2016. $615.00.  Funded faculty travel to present research findings at Western Institute of Nursing. 
  • Provost’s Initiative for Undergraduate Research. January 2016. $1000.00. Funded faculty research with undergraduate students titled, “Moral distress and causative factors among baccalaureate nursing students: A descriptive study.”
  • Terry Misener Memorial award. August 2015. $3639.00. Funded new faculty residency program within School of Nursing.
  • Provost’s Initiative for Undergraduate Research. January 2015. $1000.00. Funded faculty research with undergraduate students titled, “Prevalence of conflict management behaviors among undergraduate nursing students.” 
  • Butine Fund. November, 2014. $2000.00. Funded faculty research titled, “Applied Ethics Formation: Educating the head, heart, and hands of baccalaureate nursing students.”
  • Terry Misener Memorial award. May, 2014. $800.00. Funded adjunct faculty development programs.
  • Dundon-Berchtold Applied Ethics Fellowship, 2013-2014. $2,600.00. Funded applied ethics research, “ Development and testing of an instrument to measure trusting and deference among novice, post-licensure nurses.”
  • Dundon-Berchtold Ethics Fellowship, 2012-2013. $3,300.00. Funded applied ethics research, “Microethical decision making among baccalaureate nursing students: A qualitative investigation.” 

Curriculum Vitae