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Laree Schoolmeesters, Ph.D., RN, CNL

Professor, Nursing
Presbyterian School of Nursing

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Dr. Laree Schoolmeesters (aka Dr. S) has been a nurse for 34 years 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 28 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 and graduate nursing programs and undergraduate in the Blair College of Health at Queens University of Charlotte.

Dr. S has research interests in complementary therapies, pain management, and cardiovascular health. 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 co-published an article on resiliency and music therapy. She has published book chapters on “Nurses Guide to Consumer Health”, “Critical Care and Nursing Education”, “Internet Resources for Nurses”, “Techniques to Improve Database Searching” and “Internet for Nursing Research: A Guide to Strategies, Skills, and Resources.” Dr. S. has been a contributor for NCLEX review texts, has been a medical editor, and has been a reviewer for statistical, pathophysiology, and medical surgical nursing texts. She recently was awarded a mini grant for applying technology in the classroom.

Dr. S was named Professor of the Month by the Phi Mu gamma gamma chapter at Queens, was the past chair of the Institutional Review Board at Queens and passed the accreditation exam to be a Clinical Nurse Leader. She is an active member of the Clinical Nurse Leader Association.


Ph.D., Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
M.S.N. Specialization in Nursing Education, Duquesne University
B.S.N., Nursing, Duquesne University