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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Laura Schwarz

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/nursing/faculty/lauraschwarz.html

Laura Schwarz

Laura Schwarz, DNP, RN, CNE

Associate Professor

Office: 326 Wissink Hall

Phone: 507-389-6022

Email: laura.schwarz@mnsu.edu                        

Credentials: DNP, RN, CNE

Educational Background

  •  Doctor of Nursing Practice, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN
  •  Masters of Science, Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Baccalaureate of Science, Major in Nursing, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN

Teaching Areas

  • Holistic Nursing
  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Leadership and Management
  • Family and Societal Nursing
  • Adult Health

Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), National League for Nursing
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Certified Quality Matters Peer Reviewer

Health Care Interests

  • Family and Societal Nursing
  • Healthy workplace-promoting civility and conflict resolution 
  • Holistic Nursing
  • Transcultural Nursing

Research Interests

  • Incivility and Conflict Resolution among nurses
  • Innovative teaching-learning pedagogies
  • RN-BS Completion Education Facilitators and Barriers
  • Innovative teaching methodsonline teaching/learning and technology in nursing education

Current Projects

  • Nursing Students’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Nursing WebQuests in Learning
  • Student Perceptions of Online Discussion Self-Grading
  • Virtual Simulation: A Creative, Evidence-Based Approach to Develop and Educate Nurses
  • Education as an Intervention Toward Recognizing and Eliminating Incivility

Publications

  • Schwarz, L. M., Leibold, N. R., Stevens, M., Denham, S. A. (2016). Chapter 4: Moving to a Family Focused Teaching Practice. In Denham, S., Eggenberger, S. E., Young, P. K., & Krumwiede, N. K. Family Focused Nursing Care: Instructor’s Guide. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis
  • Leibold, N. R. & Schwarz, L. M. (2015). The art of effective online feedback. Journal of Effective Teaching, 15(1), 19-31. Available at http://uncw.edu/cte/ET/
  • Leibold, N. R. & Schwarz, L. M. (2014). WebQuests in family nursing education: The learner’s perspective. International Journal of Nursing, 1(1), 39-50. Available at www.aripd.org/ij
  • Schwarz, L, M. & Leibold, N. R. (2014). Perceived facilitators and barriers to baccalaureate degree completion among registered nurses with an associate's degree. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(4), 175-180. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20140219-03
  • Schwarz, L. M. (2014). DOI? Why? How to questions and answers. Computer Informatics Nursing, 32(2), 51-53.             doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000047
  • Leibold, N. & Schwarz, L. M. (2013). The learner's perspective of WebQuests as a teaching/learning strategy in nursing education. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing d-Repository. In Sigma Theta Tau International Biennium Collection. Poster abstract retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308716
  • Leibold, N & Schwarz, L.M. (2013). Moving forward: Tips for resolving conflict and promoting civility in the workplace. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing d-Repository. In Sigma Theta Tau International Biennium Collection. Abstract retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308467
  • Leibold, N & Schwarz, L.M. (2013) RN-BS Education: Facilitators and Barriers. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing d-Repository. In Sigma Theta Tau International Biennium Collection. Abstract retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308476
  • Schwarz, L. M. (2012). Top 10 tips for teaching online. Computer Informatics Nursing, 30(6), 281-284. doi: 10.1097/NXN.0b013e31825b374a