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Laree Schoolmeesters , PhD, RN, CNL

  • Associate Professor , Presbyterian School of Nursing
  • Institutional Review Board Chair
  • Blair College of Health

Dr. Laree Schoolmeesters (aka Dr. S) has been a nurse for 30 years, primarily with clinical experience in Pittsburgh, Pa., in coronary, trauma, medical-intensive, surgical-intensive, medical surgical, and post-anesthesia care.

As a nursing faculty member, Dr. S has 25 years of experience teaching clinical and didactic in nursing assistant; diploma; associate's degree; bachelor of science in nursing; master of science in nursing and staff development programs. Currently, she teaches in the undergraduate, RN-BSN and graduate nursing programs at Queens.

Dr. S has a PhD in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, with research interests in complementary therapies, pain management and cardiovascular health. She has master of science in nursing, with an area of specialization in Nursing Education from Duquesne University, Pa.. She has  interests in incorporating technology in the classroom, writing exam questions and fostering educational characteristics in the many graduate students she has mentored.

Dr. S has published chapters on pain on the online "Nurses Guide to Consumer Health;" "Critical Care and Nursing Education" in "Internet Resources for Nurses" and "Techniques to Improve Database Searching" in "Internet for Nursing Research: A guide to Strategies, Skills, and Resources."

Dr. S was named Professor of the Month by the Phi Mu gamma gamma chapter at Queens, and passed the accreditation exam to be a Clinical Nurse Leader.

She is a member of the National Nursing Honor Society - Sigma Theta Tau International, and is active in Girl Scouts of America.


  • MSN  - Nursing Education ; Duquesne University
  • PhD  - Nursing Research; Case Western Reserve University


  • Professor of the Month 2009 Phi Mu gamma gamma chapter
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