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Laurie Kunkel-Jordan, ,ANP-BC, CCRN, CNE

Marquette University PhD
Home Elkhorn WI United States


Laurie Kunkel-Jordan is a professional registered nurse and servant leader dedicated to the education and empowerment of a diverse nursing workforce. Laurie earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing from Alverno College in 2000 and a Master’s degree in nursing from Marquette University in 2005. Currently in pursuit of a PhD in nursing at Marquette University, she is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner, a certified nurse educator, and a certified critical care nurse. In addition to doctoral study, Laurie maintains a clinical practice in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and a clinical faculty appointment at Carroll University. Selected exemplars of Ms. Kunkel-Jordan’s commitment to nursing excellence include: 2014 Patient Safety Nurse Fellow at the Zablocki Milwaukee VA Medical Center, 2012 Milwaukee Business Journal Eureka Award nomination, two Carroll University Pioneer Scholar Grant awards totaling approximately $10,000 to support the mentorship of undergraduate students in nursing research, 2006 Waukesha Memorial Hospital Heart Care Unit Nurse of the Year award, presentation of quality improvement projects and nursing research in critical care and nursing education at more than a dozen regional and national nursing conferences, and ongoing professional service as a manuscript reviewer for the journal, Nurse Education in Practice. Ms. Kunkel-Jordan’s current research includes qualitative studies aimed at exploring the lived experience of critical care nurse preceptors and newly graduated nurses transitioning to practice in the ICU and a meta-ethnography focused on the risk of attrition among minority nursing students.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Preceptorship of newly graduated nurses in the ICU
Dissertation: anticipated: Exploring the lived experience of critical care preceptors/new RNs transitioning to ICU practice