Kathie Lasater, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing
Kathie Lasater is Professor Emerita from Oregon Health & Science University. She was a pioneer in simulation research, specifically how simulation impacts the development of clinical judgment in nursing students. One of the outcomes of her research was the Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric, a widely-used assessment tool in simulation and clinical settings. Nearly 15 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; in addition, she has taught students at all levels and in most types of programs. Along with other national colleagues, she has recently completed a national study to determine the use of clinical judgment models and strategies for developing clinical judgment in pre-licensure programs, even as the US licensure exam undergoes a significant change to measure clinical judgment in 2023.
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Lasater taught population health with undergraduate nursing students. 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 about poverty and social justice and how nurse leaders envision the role of nursing in improving population health 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 and serves as a volunteer faith community nurse (also known as parish nursing) in her church.