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Kara Schacke

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Professor Schacke has been working as a registered nurse under the women's and children's umbrella throughout her career. She is passionate about the field of pediatrics and maternal-child nursing. Additionally, she has spent a substantial amount of time in clinical research.

Research Areas

  • Moral distress in pediatric nurses
  • The impact of work-related stressors in nursing


  • Grand Canyon University, PhD in psychology, 2020
  • Grand Canyon University, MSN in nursing education, 2014
  • The University of Phoenix, BSN, 2012
  • Reading Area Community College, ADN, 2004

Prior Experience

  • Leo lecturer in reproductive health, the University of Michigan
  • Clinical faculty pediatrics, the University of Michigan
  • Adjunct clinical faculty, Pediatric nursing, Samuel Merritt University
  • Adjunct nursing faculty, the University of San Francisco

Selected Publications

  • A correlational study of work related stressors and the experience of moral distress in pediatric nurses.