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Shelley-Rae Pehler, Ph.D., RN

Shelly-Rae Pehler
  • Professor
  • Nursing

Teaching Interests

Educational Strategies for Clinical Reasoning



Director of Assessment and Evaluation
Journal Peer Reviewer: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Chair of Assessment and Evaluation Committee
Member of Department Personnel Committee
Member of University Assessment Committee



Research and Creative Activities

Spirituality in Children and Adolescents
Standardized Nursing Languages
Educational Programs
Assessment and Evaluation


PhD, University of Iowa College of Nursing
MSN, University of Iowa College of Nursing
BSN, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Published Research

*Moch, S., Vandenbark, R.T., Pehler, S.R., & Stombaugh, A. (2016) Use of action research in nursing education. Nursing Research and Practice, Article ID: 8749167.

*Pehler, S.R. (2016). Longing: A patient and caregiver focused clinical diagnostic validity (CDV) study, International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, DOI: 10.1111/2047-3095.12157.

*Pehler, S.R., Markwardt, M., Hibbard, D. (2014). Nursing diagnosis development of longing: Content validation with nursing experts, International Journal of Nursing Knowledge. DOI: 10.1111/2047-3095.12053.

*Pehler, S.R., Sjostrom, S., Markwardt, M. (2014). Longing: A concept analysis, International Journal Nursing Knowledge. doi: 10.1111/2047-3095.12022.

*Iowa Outcomes Project. (S. Moorhead, M. Johnson, M. Maas, & E. Swanson, Eds.). (2013). Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) (5th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Craft-Rosenberg, M. and Pehler, S.R. (Eds). (2011). Encyclopedia of Family Health. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

*Designates Peer Reviewed  

Honors and Recognitions

Fellow in the Center for Nursing Classification & Clinical Effectiveness, University of Iowa College of Nursing


Professional Memberships

American Nurses Association
Midwest Nursing Research Society
Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society, Gamma Chapter
Society of Pediatric Nurses

Previous Professional Experience

August 2017-Present, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
August 2011-2017, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
2000-2011, Associate Professor, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
1996 - 2003, Maternal Child/Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, IA