Karie Ruekert, Carroll University faculty

Dr. Karie Ruekert Kobiske

Clinical Associate Professor - MSN Program Director 262.524.7630 kkobiske@carrollu.edu 114 East 102


Nursing Nursing (MSN)


Dr. Kobiske began her nursing career in ICU and later moved into community nursing. After she obtained her MSN and nurse practitioner degrees, Dr. Kobiske worked in Urgent Care, Senior Care and Family practice. She started teaching at Carroll in 2004. In 2014, she returned to school to obtain a Ph.D.  Dr. Kobiske happily returned to Carroll in 2018.


  • Marquette University, Ph.D.
  • Marquette University, MSN
  • Carroll University, BSN

Areas of Specialization

Dementia, Community Health and Nursing Education

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Ruekert Kobiske, K., Bekhet, A., Garnier, M., & Frenn, M. (2018). Pre-Death Grief, Resourcefulness and Perceived Stress among Partners of Young Onset Dementia, Western Journal of Nursing Research in review.

Ruekert Kobiske, K. & Bekhet, A. (2018). Resilience in Caregivers of Partners with Young Onset Dementia: A Concept Analysis, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 39:5, 411-419, DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2017.1400625.

Ruekert Kobiske, K.  (2018). PreDeath Grief in Caregivers of Partners with Young Onset Dementia. International Death, Grief, and Bereavement Conference – Concurrent presentation.

Ruekert Kobiske, K.  (2011). – Right Writing for Nurse Students. Colorado Nurse Educator Conference – Concurrent presentation.

Ruekert Kobiske, K., Green, L. & Groom, K. (2011). Program assessment Using the QSEN Competencies as Feedback Loops QSEN Conference in Milwaukee –– oral presentation.

Ruekert Kobiske, K. & Behket A. (2017). A Literature Review of Pre-death Grief and Caregivers of Partners with Young Onset Dementia. MNRS. Poster Presentation.

Honors and Awards

$2000.00 grant from the Waukesha Community Foundation for study on Pre-Death Grief, Resourcefulness and Caregiver Stress in partners diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia

What is your teaching style?

I enjoy working with students in an interactive format to help them achieve their goals.

Why do you do what you do?

I absolutely love working with the students.

How do you make learning engaging?

My goal is to help students learn so they can be successful. I try different techniques and formats to bring content alive and help students understand it.

What should students know about you?

I am excited to work with them. I am so proud of their accomplishments. Outside of work, I enjoy being with my family. We love to head to northern Wis. for fishing, four-wheeling and dirt bike riding in summer and snowmobiling in winter.

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