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Shelley-Rae Pehler St. Ambrose University, USA, Director, Clinical Inquiry, Medicine Patient Services

Shelley-Rae Pehler, PhD, RN, completed her PhD from the College of Nursing at the University of Iowa in Child-Family Nursing. She joined the Department of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2011 as an Associate Professor, and is currently the Director of Assessment and Evaluation. Pehler previously served as an Associate Professor at St. Ambrose University.

Prior to her academic career, Pehler was an active clinical and advanced practice nurse caring for children and families. She was one of the first counselors in the RTS: Resolve Through Sharing program at Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a grief support program for families who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. She continued interest in grief support of  children and families as she chaired a Pediatric Bereavement Committee, also at Lutheran Hospital. Her research interests include spirituality in children and teens, standardized nursing languages, and evaluation of student learning.