After completing her BSN at Alverno College (Milwaukee, WI), she received a graduate degree from the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She obtained a Master’s degree in Bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin and then earned her doctoral degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with her research focus on ethics in perioperative nursing practice.
Dr. Schroeter currently works as an Associate Professor at Marquette University College of Nursing in Milwaukee - where she teaches graduate courses including Ethics, Policy and Health Care Advocacy. Dr. Schroeter is also the Interim Dean and Clinical Professor at Columbia College of Nursing in Glendale, WI, where she teaches Bioethics at the undergraduate level. At the Medical College of Wisconsin, she is an adjunct Assistant Professor at the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities where she teaches clinical ethics and serves on both the Ethics Committee and the organizational Institutional Review Board. In conjunction with that role, she also is a Nurse Scientist/Clinical Ethicist at Froedtert Hospital - a Level I Trauma Center in Milwaukee.
She served as a member of the ANA Code of Ethics Revision Steering committee and contributing author of the 2015 ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses. She also served as the Code of Ethics liaison for the ANA workgroup charged with the 2015 revision of the ANA publication Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. Her clinical practice area is perioperative nursing and she just completed an appointment as the chair of the AORN Ethics Task Force writing explications of the ANA Code of Ethics for perioperative nursing practice.
Dr. Schroeter has presented ethics topics at local, regional, national and international conferences and has co-authored a nursing ethics textbook entitled Practical ethics for nurses and nursing students. She has published over 50 ethics-focused articles, book chapters and columns/editorials. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Society of Trauma Nurses, International Academy of Nursing Editors, and Sigma Theta Tau.