Monika Schuler, PhD

Assistant Professor

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult

Curriculum Vitae



Dion 318A




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





Introduction to the concepts of evidence-based nursing practice, informatics, and technology. Connections between these concepts, related theory, the research process, and application to evidence-based practice and health care quality are explored. Building on the concepts of communication, culture and diversity, legal and ethical issues, and professional behaviors, this course fosters growth in student writing skills by integrating writing assignments with critical thinking skills. This course is based on the American Nurses Association (2015) Scope and Standards of Practice. The AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice were used to build this course.

Exploration of historical, socioeconomic, and political forces that influence the profession of nursing and the health care delivery system. Leadership and team building skills are identified and developed to shape professional nursing practice that promotes health and facilitates the learner's transition to professional nursing practice. Application of principles of safety and quality in healthcare systems are addressed. Guided by the ANA Scope & Standards of Practice (2004 ed.).

Course Description (NUR 772 revised): First in a series of three didactic courses to facilitate the DNP scholarly project. This course focuses on reviewing the literature and evaluating the evidence using established rating systems as a foundation for project development. Course development was guided by the AACN (2006) Essentials for DNP Education.


Online and Continuing Education Courses

A capstone experience designed to demonstrate synthesis, integration and application of the student's accumulated knowledge and skills. Students select an education practice area for in-depth exploration & assessment of learner needs, including needs of diverse learners & populations. Focus is placed on the development of a guided scholarly capstone project in nursing education practice based on theoretical knowledge, literature synthesis, proceeding through an implementation phase and concluding with an analytical outcomes evaluation. The project is supported by the integration of principles from multiple disciplines including education, business, and nursing and concludes with development of a final product. A seminar component provides a forum for reflection & discussion of critical issues.
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Research Interests

  • Nursing education
  • Substance use disorder
  • Transition to practice

Select publications

  • 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.

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