Lisa Rettenmeier, Ed.D.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Specialization in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning
Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN)
Specialization – Nurse Educator
Mount Mercy College
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
I believe that building strong leaders helps advance professional nursing practice. I think of leaders in nursing education as being positive role models that have the ability to create a shared vision that promotes growth in professional practice. A good leader should be able to lead others by sharing a vision, including others in the collaborative process of the shared vision, building a sense of trust, and foster changes that facilitate positive student outcomes and increase overall achievement.
Nursing is about caring for whole person, body, mind, and spirit and are driven intrinsically by ‘the virtues of serving, caring, respecting, empowering, and helping without asking for anything in return’ (Sergiovanni, 2005). This statement exemplifies the virtues on which the nursing profession is founded and continues to shape professional practice.
Professional nursing experience in the following units: medical/surgical, orthopedics, neurology, and skilled nursing
- Mentoring, leadership practices, and nursing faculty retention
- Currently involved in the College Study Strategies research project – interdisciplinary collaboration research
- nursing research
- nursing theory and leadership
- nursing statistics
- advanced nursing research
Certifications and Memberships
- Iowa Nurses Association
- American Nurses Association
- Sigma Theta Tau International – Rho Eta Chapter
Lavin, R., Slepski, L., & Rettenmeier, L. (2014). Directions for Nursing Research and Development. In Veenema, T. (ed.). Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, 3rd ed. Springer.
Schemmel-Rettenmeier, L., Proffitt Lavin, R., & Frommelt-Kuhle, M. (2012). Biological Weapons & Emergency Preparedness: Part 1: Anthrax and Plague
Frommelt-Kuhle, M., Schemmel-Rettenmeier, L., & Proffitt Lavin, R. (2012). Biological Weapons & Emergency Preparedness: Part 2: Botulism and Smallpox.
Proffitt Lavin, R., Frommelt-Kuhle, M., & Schemmel-Rettenmeier, L. (2012) Part 3: Chemical Weapons and Emergency Preparedness
Proffitt Lavin, R., Schemmel-Rettenmeier, L., & Frommelt-Kuhle, M. (2012). Chapter 1: Conducting Research during Disasters (2012). Annual Review of Nursing Research.