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Kathie Lasater, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Kathie Lasater
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Professor Emerita, Oregon Health & Science University, US

Kathie Lasater is Professor Emerita from Oregon Health & Science University, on the west coast of the US. She is a pioneer in simulation research, specifically how simulation impacts the development of clinical judgment. One of the outcomes of her research was the Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric, a widely used assessment tool in simulation and clinical settings. Nearly 14 years after its publication, the rubric has gone global—it has been translated, or is in process of translation, in 17 other languages. Her clinical judgment research extended to new graduates’ transition to practice and, in addition, she has taught students at all academic levels and on most types of programs, including population health. Along with other national colleagues, she is currently completing a study to determine the use of clinical judgment models and strategies for developing clinical judgment in programs across the US, even as the US licensure exam undergoes a significant change to measure clinical judgment in 2023. 

In 2018, she was a Fulbright Research Scholar at Edinburgh Napier University in the UK, helping to lay the groundwork for a deepening emphasis on social determinants of health and the care of populations. She also explored student attitudes to poverty and social justice, and how nurse leaders envision the role of nursing in improving population outcomes.

In addition to being a frequent speaker and journal reviewer, she is also an assistant editor for Nurse Education Today. She mentors junior faculty and researchers around the world. She also serves as a volunteer faith community nurse (also known as parish nursing) in her church.

Kathie has been married to John for more than five decades; together, they have two grown daughters and one beautiful grandgirl, as well as an elegant gentleman cat. Kathie enjoys reading, writing memoir and scholarly papers, entertaining, and especially travel.