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Kathleen L Lasater Ed.D.,R.N., A.N.E.F., F.A.A.N.

  • (503) 494-8325

    Portland Campus

    • Professor School of Nursing

My primary goal in nursing education is to prepare students to become excellent clinical thinkers through the integration of theory, research, and pedagogy. To that end, my secondary goal is to support, collaborate with, and mentor faculty colleagues to do same. Soon after my own baccalaureate education, I recognized that my thinking had been transformed. To understand that transformation and be able to foster it in students has been the driving passion of my practice as an educator and researcher in clinical judgment, employing strategies that support learning and the development of clinical judgment, such as active learning, case studies, and simulation.

My philosophy of teaching is rooted in my understanding of what it means to facilitate learning. Learners come with a wealth of background of life experiences and learning. My role as facilitator is to create a learning community from and in which everyone, including me, can learn from each other, and to stimulate that learning in ways that engage learners from diverse backgrounds. As an extension of learners from diverse backgrounds, I strongly support and facilitate interprofessional education.

My desire to continuously improve my own and others’ education practice has led me to build a program of nursing education research. I was a pioneer in simulation research, studying simulation’s impact on students’ clinical judgment development and have recently expanded my research to explore clinical judgment development of new graduate nurses.  Studies have often involved collaboration with research partners, including national and international.

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  • B.S., University of Oregon School of Nursing (now OHSU), Portland Oregon United States 1971
  • M.S., University of California, San Franciso, San Francisco California United States 1976
  • Ed.D., Portland State University, Portland Oregon United States 2005

Honors and awards

  • Fulbright Research Scholar, Edinburgh Napier University, UK--May - September, 2018


  • "When it works" Nursing Education Perspectives March 2007
  • "Role modeling clinical judgment for an unfolding older adult simulation" The Journal of nursing education  2014
  • "Clinical judgment" Nurse Education in Practice March 2011
  • "Utilizing reflective practice to obtain competency in neonatal nursing" Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews March 2014
  • "Are we having an identity crisis?" The Journal of nursing education December 2010
  • "Geriatrics in simulation" Nursing Education Perspectives May 2012
  • "The influence of concept-based learning activities on students' clinical judgment development" The Journal of nursing education  2009
  • "High-fidelity simulation and the development of clinical judgment" The Journal of nursing education June 2007
  • "Perceived predictive value of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) in anesthesiology resident selection" Journal of Clinical Anesthesia February 2009
  • "Clinical judgment development" The Journal of nursing education November 2007
  • "Creating international conference submission and review guidelines to facilitate transnational dialogue" Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing October 2008
  • "Nursing students' self-assessment of their simulation experiences" Nursing Education Perspectives March 2009
  • "Mannequin-based simulation to reinforce pharmacology concepts" Simulation in Healthcare December 2007
  • "Reflective journaling for clinical judgment development and evaluation" The Journal of nursing education January 2009
  • "Research Scholars Program" Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine May 1 2008
  • "A collaborative project to apply and evaluate the clinical judgment Model through simulation" Nursing Education Perspectives March 2009
  • "A digital toolkit to implement and manage a multisite study" The Journal of nursing education March 2012
  • "Interprofessional Education" Nurse Educator September 7 2015
  • "Connecting in distance mentoring" Nurse Education Today April 2014
  • "Reducing incivility in the workplace" Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing January 1 2015
  • "Global Partnerships for Professional Development" Journal of Professional Nursing January 2012
  • "Learning activities to enhance research literacy in a CAM college curriculum." Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine July 2009
  • "Assessing the reliability, validity, and use of the lasater clinical judgment rubric" The Journal of nursing education February 2012
  • "NLN/Jeffries Simulation Framework state of the science project" Clinical Simulation in Nursing  2014
  • "Teaching" Clinical Teacher April 1 2015
  • "Evaluating the clinical judgment of newly hired staff nurses" Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing December 1 2015
  • "The reading room" Nurse Education in Practice November 1 2015
  • "The viewing room" Nurse Education in Practice January 1 2016
  • "A framework to support preceptors' evaluation and development of new nurses' clinical judgment" Nurse Education in Practice July 1 2016
  • "Simulation debriefing for clinical judgment development" Nurse Education Today October 1 2016

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