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Kristine L'Ecuyer, Ph.D., RN, CNL, CNE

Interim Dean; Associate Professor


  • Ph.D., Education, Saint Louis University
  • M.S.N., University of Alabama - Birmingham
  • B.S.N., University of Missouri - Columbia

Research Interests

L’Ecuyer has published in the areas of preceptor training and competency, preceptors perceptions of nursing students with learning disabilities in the clinical setting, interprofessional education, certification and outcomes of the CNL role, and nursing leadership. Dr. L’Ecuyer is the developer of a widely used licensed Preceptor Self-Assessment Tool (PSAT-40).

Publications and Media Placements

Honors and Awards

  • Alumna of the Year, University of Missouri, Columbia, Sinclair School of Nursing, 2023
  • Marilyn B. Rubin Research Award, Sigma, Delta Lambda Chapter, 2021
  • Advancement of Science Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Nursing Education Research Interest Group, 2020   
  • CNL Educator Award, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2020
  • St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing - Educator Category, Winner, 2017
  • Anne G. Perry New Investigator Award, Sigma, Delta Lambda Chapter, 2017
  • March of Dimes Nurse of the Year - Educator Category, Winner,  2015
  • SLU Star Award, Saint Louis University, 2014

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • AACN, The Essentials Implementation Steering Committee, 2021- present
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Evaluator, 2021-present
  • Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), CNC Board Certified, 2011-present
  • Missouri Hospital Association, Preceptor Academy Presenter, 2007 - present
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2014 - present
  • Missouri Nurses Association, 2014 - present
  • American Nurses Association, 2014 - present
  • National Forum of State Workforce Centers, 2023 - present