Lynn Clutter, PhD, APRN, CNS, CNE, IBCLC

Lynn Clutter, PhD, APRN, CNS, CNE, IBCLC
Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Health Sciences
School of Nursing
918-631-2921 Oxley Health Sciences Facility Room 515


PhD – Indiana University MSN – Oral Roberts University BSN – Oral Roberts University


Lynn B. Clutter, PhD, APRN, CNS, CNE is a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Tulsa. Her teaching/practice areas are pediatric, maternal-infant, family, community health, genetics, ethics, and research. Her passion is equipping students for effective professional nursing roles as well as providing excellent patient/family care in nursing service. Dr. Clutter also is committed to helping prepare students to pursue advanced degrees by providing a sound educational and research foundation at the BSN level.

Dr. Clutter conducts both qualitative and quantitative research. Current publication topics include test anxiety & cortisol, attachment, children's pain, spirituality, adolescent parenting, unintended pregnancy, labor & delivery support, and adoption. She has served as a research mentor of student groups in course work and with Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) students.

Dr. Clutter is a founding member and Vice President of the Wong- Baker FACES Foundation Board. Professional service has included leadership in several chapters of the international nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International; local and national service with Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses; as well as service with several other professional organizations. She is the Faculty Advisor for Nurses Christian Fellowship.

Dr. Clutter has a long and diverse background of community service in areas such as nursing and advanced practice work in hospital and community settings, faith based contexts, and work with at-risk groups. She is certified as a Perinatal Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and Nurse Educator.

Research Interests

test anxiety & cortisol in nursing students, attachment, children’s pain, spirituality, adolescent parenting, unintended pregnancy, labor & delivery support, and human adoption/birth mothers.

Teaching Interests

nursing science, applied science, pediatric, maternal-infant, family, community health, genetics, ethics, and research


Journal Articles

  • Clutter, L. B. (2014). Adult birth mothers who made open infant adoption placements after adolescent unplanned pregnancy. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 43 (2), 190-199. DOI: 10.1111/1552-6909.12280.

  • Leong, C. S. U., Clutter, L. B. & Ho, M. W. (2014). Empowering non-family caregivers of older adults in Macao Chinese society: Combining theory knowledge lesson and basic care skill laboratory. Public Health Research, 4 (3), 98-103. DOI: 10.5923/j.phr.20140403.04.

  • Grant, C. B. & Clutter, L. B. (2014). The peanut ball: A remarkable labor support tool. International Doula, 22 (4), 12-15.

  • Clutter, L. B. (2009). It’s never too late for education. The Oklahoma Nurse, 54 (2). 20 (Plus front page header).

  • Clutter, L. B. (2008). Praise for CNS on Newborn Assessment. Nursing for Women’s Health, 12 (1), 13-14.

  • Clutter, L. (2007). Chiron mentoring benefits all. Reflections on Nursing Leadership, online journal, Indianapolis (2007) Sigma Theta Tau International.

  • Pappas, I., Clutter, L., Maggi, E. (2007). Current legal changes: Innovative legal seminar for nursing students. Journal of Nursing Law, 11 (4), 197-209.

  • Wong, D. L., Brantly, D., Clutter, L. B., et al. (1992). Diapering Choices: A Critical Review of The Issues. Pediatric Nursing, 18 (2), 41-54. Received a Writer’s Award from Pediatric Nursing.

  • Clutter, L. et al. (1988). Communicating Effectively with Older Children and Adolescents. Children’s Nurse, 6, (1), 2-4.

  • Clutter, L. (1988). Helping Parents Prepare for Travel. Pediatric Nursing, 14, (3), 211-215.

  • Clutter, L. et al. (1987). Communicating Effectively with Young Children. Children’s Nurse, 5 (4), 1-3.

  • Leong, C. S. U. & Clutter, L. B. (2015). Active learning improves nursing student clinical performance in an academic institution in Macao. Chinese Nursing Research.

  • Clutter, L. B. & Grant, C. B. (2015). Peanut Balls: Improving options for women laboring with an epidural. Australian Midwifery News, 3 (3).


  • Nichols, L. A., Lauderdale, J., & Clutter, L. B. (2015). Culturally Competent Theoretical Frameworks for Assessment of Native American Families. (Draft revision for submission).

  • DiVito-Thomas, P., Clutter, L. B., Baker, C. M., & Wong, D. L. (2015). Multicultural study of the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale (FACES): Validity, reliability, and preferences. (Research complete, manuscript in preparation).

  • Leong, C. S. U. & Clutter, L. B. (2015). Professionalism is priority for Macao clinical nursing students: Ethnographic study of preceptors. (Draft in review Nursing & Health Sciences).

  • Clutter, L. B., Potter, W. T., Alabari, A., & Caruso, J. F. (2015). Test Anxiety and Salivary Cortisol Levels in BSN Nursing Students. (Draft in review The Journal of Nursing Education).

Book Reviews

  • Clutter, L. (2006). Book Review of “When Parents Say No: Religious and Cultural Influences on Pediatric Healthcare Treatment” by Linnard-Palmer, L. in Reflections on Nursing Leadership, online journal, Indianapolis (2006) Sigma Theta Tau International.

Courses Taught

  • Nursing Interventions III
  • Nursing Trends
  • Applied Science I
  • Introduction to Applied Health Care Research

Professional Affiliations

  • National League for Nursing/Oklahoma League for Nursing
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship
  • Oklahoma Lactation Consultants Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International/Zeta Delta Chapter-at-Large
  • American Nurses Association/OK Nurses Association
  • International Council of Nurses Education Network
  • Sigma Theta Tau International/Mu Iota Chapter
  • Sigma Theta Tau International/Upsilon Pi Chapter
  • Association of Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Sigma Theta Tau International/Alpha Chapter
  • Upsilon Pi Chapter

Awards & Honors

  • Achievement in Nursing Practice Award
  • Book of the Year Award
  • 1991 Writer’s Award for the group written article
  • Profiles in Excellence
  • Editor’s Choice Book Review: Meeting Children’s Psychosocial Needs Across the Health-Care Continuum
  • Outstanding Service Award/President’s Outstanding Faculty Service Award
  • Excellence in Leadership Award/Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement and Contribution to the Health of Women and Infants
  • Nurse to Nurse Award/2008 Annual Convention General Session Presentation
  • Award for Contributions to ONA Region 2 and Nursing Excellence
  • Who’s Who among Collegiate Faculty
  • Author & Scholar Award
  • Who’s Who in Academia
  • Nurse of the Year
  • Award of Excellence in Research
  • The Great 100 Nurses of Oklahoma 2014
  • Excellence in Research Award
  • Chapter Service Award: Chapter President
  • Leadership Recognition Award: Chapter President 25th Chapter Anniversary