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Tracy Scheirer , MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE

Widener University PhD
Home Birdsboro PA United States


I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Widener University. I am interested in the concept of moral distress in nursing practice and my Ph.D. research focuses on the concepts of moral integrity and duty orientation for nurse educators. Additionally, I have significant experience in the clinical area of immunizations across the lifespan with multiple local and national presentations on the subject. I have completed data collection and am finishing the final chapter of my dissertation. I am an active university campus leader by serving on several committees at Alvernia University as a full-time member of the faculty. Additionally, I participate in significant community service in my role as chairperson of the Berks Immunization Coalition, an immunization advocacy organization, and active volunteer positions in my faith community as a musician. I have been a registered nurse for 31 years and in nursing education full time since 2011.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Psych-Mental Health
Scholar – Preventive Health
Dissertation: An Interpretive Description of Moral Integrity and Duty Orientation for Nurse Educators. The two research questions in this qualitative study sought to understand the meaning of moral integrity for nurse educators, as well as how they define their duty in the dual roles of nurse and nurse educator.