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Lois Tschetter

Lois Tschetter


Professor Emeriti

Office Building

Wagner Hall



Mailing Address

Wagner Hall 373
Undergrad Nursing-Box 2275
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


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EdD, Adult & Higher Education. University of South Dakota
MS in Nursing; SDSU
BS in Nursing; SDSU

Academic Responsibilities

Nurs 380 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
Nurs 778 Nurse Educator Practicum

Specialty Area

  • Maternal-Newborn Nursing

Awards and Honors

2014 District 9 Nurse of the Year--South Dakota Nurses Association.


Tschetter, L. Interprofessional Education for Helath Disciplines. Funding source-: SDSU Office of Provost. $7000. Academi and Scholarly Excellence -Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. November 1, 2013-July 1, 2014.
Tschetter, L. Project Director. Simulation Informatics Technology Enhancement (SITE) to Strengthen Quality and Delivery of Rural Nursing Education.
Funding Source (2011-2015) HRSA, NEPQR Program ($1,099, 614)
April 2010. Approved but not funded.
Tschetter, L. Project Director. Nursing Equipment for Enhanced Learning of Baccalaureate Students in South Dakota. Funding Source: HRSA, ARRA – Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Professions – NEPR Program (2010-2011, $297, 064).

Professional Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau
Phi Kappa Phi

Area(s) of Research

Breastfeeding; Postpartum Depression; Family adjustments; Innovative teaching strategies; Rural Health; Simulation

Current Active Projects:
Project Director. Simulation Informatics Technology Enhancement (SITE) to Strengthen Quality and Delivery of Rural Nursing Education. Funding Source (2011-2014). HRSA, NEPQR Program.

Applications of Research

Mennenga, H., Tschetter, L., & Sanjaya, L. (2015). Student Perceptions of Quality and Safety Competencies. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. 12(1), 155-161.
DOI 10.1515/ijnes-2015-0034.
Mennenga, H., Johansen, L., Foerster, B., & Tschetter, L. (accepted for publication). Using Simulation to Improve Student and Faculty Knowledge of Telehealth and Rural Characteristics. Nursing Education Perspectives.
Anderson, J., Kuehl, R. A., Drury, S. A. M., Tschetter, L., Schwaegerl, M., Hildreth, M., Bachman, C., Gullickson, H., Yoder, J., & Lamp, J. (2015). Policies aren't enough: The importance of interpersonal communication about workplace breastfeeding support. Journal of Human Lactation. Vol(X), e1-e7. Doi:10.1177/0890334415570059.
Hendrickx, L., Foerster, B., Hansen, J. and Tschetter, L. (2014). Exposing nursing students to rural healthcare practice: Creating a rural simulation experience. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 14(1), 100-113.
Mennenga, H. & Tschetter, L. (2013). Using a first-year seminar to introduce nursing. Nurse Educator, 38(5), 218-222. Doi:10.1097/NNE.0b013e3182a035d0
Lubeck, P., Tschetter, L. & Mennenga, H. (2013). Team-based learning: An innovative approach to teaching maternal newborn nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(2), 112-115. Doi:10.3928/01484834-20130121-02.
Tschetter, L., Lubeck, P. & Fahrenwald, N. (2012). Integrating QSEN and Technology to Address Rural Healthcare: Initial Outcomes. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Vol(X), e1-e7.
Hegge, M., Bunkers, S., Letcher, D., Craig, G., Olson, R., Tschetter, L., Klawiter, R., Winterboer, V. (2010). Clinical academic partnership: Mutual ownership for clinical learning. Nurse Educator, 35(2).
Sorenson, D.S.S. & Tschetter, L. (2010). Prevalence of negative birth perception, dissaffirmation, perinatal trauma symptoms, and depression among postpartum women. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 46, 14-25.