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Kathleen Schaefer, RNC-OB
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Contact Information

Caruthers Hall 2027
(703) 526-6923

Academic Credentials

B.S.N., University of Colorado
M.Ed., Whitworth College
M.S.N., Marymount University
D.A. (candidate), George Mason University
Teaching Areas:
  • Health Assessment
  • Senior Internship
Research Interests:
  • Incivility in nursing education
After several years of teaching as an adjunct faculty member in nursing clinicals and labs, Kathleen Schaefer has been a full-time Marymount faculty member since 2001. She has taught introduction to nursing, obstetrics, health assessment, and the senior internship. She also serves as faculty advisor to the Student Nurses Association (SNA) at Marymount, directs the Pinning Ceremony in spring and fall, and manages the SNA Blackboard site.

Schaefer is completing her doctorate in higher education with knowledge areas in nursing and technology. Her research looks at incivility in nursing education, and focuses on the experience of nursing students during clinical rotations at health care agencies.

She is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and has maintained certification in a nursing specialty for 20 years. She continues to work as a hospital staff nurse and chairs the Practice Committee for the unit. Schaefer has published student study guides for health assessment, medical-surgical nursing, and LPN training.