Monika Schuler


Monika Schuler, PhD she/her

Associate Professor

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult

Curriculum Vitae



Dion 318A




  • Nursing education
  • Research
  • Simulation
  • Substance use disorder - stigma




Online and Continuing Education Courses

Introduction to theoretical & evidence-based approaches to nursing education. Pedagogical methods are explored to develop student critical thinking & clinical competence in the role of nurse educator in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on assessing learning needs, educational planning, instructional design, teaching strategies, test construction and evaluation based on theoretical & empirical knowledge.

Explore philosophical perspectives, curriculum theory, and paradigmatic and contextual factors in nursing education. Contextual factors include consideration of diverse populations served, their needs and their influence on health care. The use of a curriculum framework as a means of conceptualizing and organizing the sequencing of knowlege, skills, values and beliefs to achieve program outcomes/competencies is examined. Faculty development synchronous with curriculum development is emphasized as an essential component of curricular change. Aspects of the National League for Nursing (2005) Core Competencies of Nurse Educators contributed to the course development.
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Research awards

  • $ 591,485 awarded by FOUNDATION FOR OPIOID RESPONSE EFFORTS for Novel Organizational Simulation Training to Improve Graduate's Mastery & Attitude


Research interests

  • Nursing education
  • Substance use disorder
  • Transition to practice

Select publications

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  • Schuler, M., Tyo, M., & Barnett, K. (2021).
    Nursing Student Perceptions of Required Online Educational Programs Utilized Outside the Classroom
    Nurse Education Today
  • Schuler, M (2021).
    The Reflection, Feedback, and Restructuring Model for Role Development in Nursing Education
    Nursing Science Quarterly, 34(2), 183-188.
  • Wallace, S., Schuler, M., Kaulback, M., Hunt, K., & Baker, M. (2021).
    Nursing student experiences of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Nursing Forum, March, 1-7.
  • Schuler, M., & Horowitz, J. (2020).
    Understanding Students’ Attitudes Toward and Empathy for Patients With Substance Use Disorder After a Mentorship Practicum.
    The Journal of Nursing Education, 59(3), 149-153.
  • Schuler, M., & Chung, J. (2019).
    Exam Wrapper Use and Metacognition in a Fundamentals Course: Perceptions and Reality.
    The Journal of Nursing Education,, 58(7), 417-421.

Dr. Schuler is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and nurse educator. She has experience teaching with simulation and research with undergraduate and graduate education. She has a program of research that focuses on understanding stigma and nursing in patients with OUD.  She is actively practicing as a nurse practitioner working with patients with OUD.

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