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Leadership, Faculty & Staff

Danette Schloeder, MSN, DNP

Clinical Instructor of Nursing

Danette Schloeder, MSN, DNP

Clinical Instructor of Nursing
School of Health Professions


Danette Schloeder is a Clinical Nursing Instructor and Program Director for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Providence’s School of Health Professions. Schloeder brings almost 30 years of knowledge and expertise to the Online Registered Nurse to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Schloeder earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in Professional Leadership from Post University and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She also holds a Post-Master Certification in Women’s Health Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of South Alabama. Before joining UP, Schloeder worked in various positions across healthcare– including clinical nursing, nurse management, and clinical specialization.

In addition to her educational accomplishments, Schloeder holds multiple nursing and healthcare-related certifications, including ones in obstetrics, patient safety, and electronic fetal monitoring. She also serves as the current Chair of the Alaska Board of Nursing and is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Schloeder also sits on the NCLEX Examination Committee and serves as a committee member for the Next Generation NCLEX Exam.



Educational Background

  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice: Professional Leadership, Post University
  • Post-Master Certificate: Women’s Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of South Alabama
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix
  • Associate Degree of Nursing, University of Alaska at Anchorage
  • Bachelor of Science: Health Service Administration, Northern Arizona University


Professional/Clinical Background

  • Program Director, 2023 – Current
  • Senior Clinical Specialist, 2023 – Current
  • Clinical Nurse Director, 2022 – 2023
  • Perinatal Nurse Educator / Clinical Specialist / Advanced, 2001 – 2022
  • Staff Nurse, 1994 – 2001


Faculty/Teaching Background

  • Clinical Nursing Instructor, The University of Providence, Current
  • Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty, The University of Providence, 2017 – Current


Professional Affiliations

  • American Organization for Nurse Leaders, Member, 2022 – Current
  • Alaska Board of Nursing, Member, 2019 – Current
  • American Nurse Association, Member, 2019 – Current
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Member 2018 – Current
  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Education Affiliate, 2017 – Current
  • National Association of Clinical Nurses Specialists, Member, 2009 – Current
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Member, 2005 – Current
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nursing, 1994 – Current



  • Registered Nurse, Board of Nursing, Alaska Licensure
  • Registered Nurse, Board of Nursing, Montana Licensure
  • Registered Nurse, Board of Nursing, Washington Licensure
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Training
  • Ethics Committee Education
  • Credentialed Trainer, High-Reliability Leader Training
  • Emergency Care Research Institute Root Cause Analysis Training
  • Former Instructor for Neonatal Resuscitation Program (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics (National Certification Corporation)
  • Certified in Electronic Fetal Monitoring (National Certification Corporation)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Instructor for Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practice Workshop (AWHONN)
  • Clinical Practice, Evidence-Based Practice Mentorship Program, Arizona State University
  • Change Acceleration Process & WorkOut™
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt
  • Completion of Advance Life Support in Obstetrics Provider Course



  • Providence Health & Services Most Innovative Clinical Podium Award,
  • Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborate Certificate of Excellence
  • March of Dimes Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Contribution to the AWHONN Fetal Monitoring Principles & Practices X3
  • S. Army Spirit of Nursing Award



Programs Involvement

  • RN-BSN: Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Course Involvement

  • NRS 403: Nursing Ethics & Spirituality in Nursing Care
  • NRS 419: Quality & Safety in Nursing Leadership
  • NRS 420: Advanced Issues in Nursing Leadership
  • NRS 494: Nursing Capstone



Three Questions With Danette Schloeder

  • If you could give one piece of advice to new nursing students, what would it be?
    • If I could give advice to a new nurse, it would be to stay open to new opportunities.
    • Be brave and try new things and work to advance your own practice and education.
  • What do you enjoy doing outside of academia?
    • I raise and compete with golden retrievers in dog shows, obedience, agility, and hunting trials. If you are in my class, you will likely see a photo of a golden retriever puppy.
  • If you could switch lives with any fictional character for a day, whom would it be and why?
    • I would like to be a Disney Princess for the day. I want to experience bringing pure joy and wonder to children.