Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., Education, Colorado State University
  • M.S.N., Maternal Child Nursing, University of Colorado
  • B.S.N., Texas Woman's University



Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • Obstetrical and Pediatric Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • Certified Nurse Educator

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA)


Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

DNP Role
Cultural Diversity in Nursing Education
Online Learning

Recent Publications

Miller M, Stoeckel P. (2015) Client education theory and practice (2nd Edition): Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett. ISBN: 978-1-284-08503-7

Miller, M.A. and Stoeckel, P.R. (2011). Client Education: Theory and Practice. Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, Massachusettes.

Recent Presentations

Stoeckel P, Kruschke C. Faculty and student perceptions of using asynchronous audio conferencing in online courses. 2014 Asian Conference on Society, Education and Technology, (ACSET) Osaka, Japan: Podium presentation. October 28, 2014.

Stoeckel P, Kruschke C, Berg B.  Flipped Classroom: Using Finance Modules for DNP Students. Seventh National Doctors of Nursing Practice Inc. Conference, Nashville, TN: Poster Presentation.  October 8-10, 2014.

Stoeckel, P., Kruschke, C., & Berg, B. Flipped Classroom: Using Online Learning Modules. WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) 25th Anniversary Celebration, Denver, CO. November 13-15, 2013.

Kruschke, C., Amador, T.K., Malhotra, J., & Steffen, T. (April 11, 2013). Testing the Care Dependency Scale in the Long-Term Care Setting. Western Social Science Association, Chronic Disease and Disability Section, Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Stoeckel, P. & Kruschke, C. (January 6-9, 2013) Interactive Approaches to Teaching Appreciation of Cultural Diversity Online, 11th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Kruschke, C. & Stoeckel, P. (January 6-9, 2013) The Flipped Classroom Applied to Online Learning, 11th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Stoeckel, P. and Kruschke, C. (2011, September) Study of the DNP Role. Fourth National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference, New Orleans, Louisana.

Stoeckel, P., and Kruschke, C. (2011, June) Perceptions of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Role in Care of Older Persons in the US. 16th National Conference on Gerontological Nursing, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Stoeckel, P., Kruschke, C., Berge, Barbara and Ernst, Diane. (2010, October) Leadership and Managment Role of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Care of Older Persons in the USA. Fourth European Nursing Congress: Older Persons: the Future of Care, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Stoeckel, P., Kruschke, C. (2010, June) The Role of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Shaping Nursing Practice. 8th National Conference of Nursing Workforce Leaders, Dearborn, Michigan.

P. Stoeckel (2010, January) Teaching Scholarly Writing in an Online Nursing Program." 2010 Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.


Awards & Recognition

  • Nightingale Nominee, 2010

Community Involvement Service

Service to Profession and University

  • Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO, Nursing Advisory Board
  • Friends of Nursing, Liaison for Regis University
  • Jesuit Higher Education Journal, Regis University, Associate Editor
  • Morgan Community College, Fort Morgan, CO, Nursing Advisory Board Member
  • Nightingale Community College, Ogden, UT, Nursing Advisory Board Member