Monika Schuler, PhD

Assistant Professor

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult

Curriculum Vitae



Dion 318A




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





First of three mentored practica to facilitate the scholarly project and develop the DNP role. The focus of this residency is to identify and assess a practice problem and develop an evidence-based project proposal. Collaborative assessment and planning strategies are utilized to support the proposal development process. Opportunities are provided to consider the inter-professional perspectives of the problem. This practicum lays the foundation for the development of collaborative and inter-professional knowledge, skills and attitudes. Course development was guided by the AACN (2006) Essentials for DNP Education.

Second of three didactic courses to facilitate the DNP scholarly project. This course focuses on the development of an evidence-based project proposal for a translational research project. Students will complete and submit an Institutional Review Board (IRB) application. Emphasis is placed on the design and implementation of the project proposal. Course development was guided by the AA CN (2006) Essentials for DNP Education.


Research awards

  • $ 591,485.00 Novel Organizational Simulation Training to Improve Graduate's Mastery & Attitude


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.

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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