Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Associate professor in the Marquette University College of Nursing
Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst is an associate professor in the Marquette University College of Nursing. The teaching method she developed, Debriefing for Meaningful Learning (DML), has been adopted by schools of nursing and interdisciplinary schools in health sciences across the US, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom for use in simulation and other clinical settings.
Dr. Dreifuerst is the recipient of numerous awards recognizing her research to the field including the Midwest Nursing Research Society Dissertation Award in Nursing Education Research and the 2015 MNRS Advancing the Science of Nursing Education award, designation as an NLN-Jonas Scholar for excellence in nursing education research, the Indiana University Rose Mays Excellence in Teaching Diversity Award, the INACSL Excellence Award for Creativity and Development of New Materials in the Academic Setting, and the NLN-Laerdal Debra Spunt Lectureship. In 2014 she was inducted into the NLN Academy of Nursing Education which recognizes outstanding leaders who have contributed to nursing education in sustained and significant ways. Dr. Dreifuerst is the president-elect of the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL).