Lynn Clutter PhD, APRN, CNS, CNE, IBCLC

Assistant Professor of Nursing Oxley College of Health Sciences
School of Nursing


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.

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.S.N., Oral Roberts University
B.S.N., Oral Roberts University

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

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

The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Book Review

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.

Journal Articles

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. (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.

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.

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

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

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.

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


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).

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

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

AHS 4043 Introduction to Applied Health Care Research
NSG 2254 Applied Science I
NSG 2264 Nursing Science I
NSG 3174 Nursing Interventions II
NSG 3254 Applied Science III
NSG 3264 Nursing Science III
NSG 3274 Nursing Interventions III
NSG 4174 Nursing Interventions IV
NSG 4232 Nursing Trends