Megan Pfitzinger Lippe, PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant ProfessorAssistant Professor

Dr. Megan Pfitzinger Lippe has been a registered nurse for over seven years, and earned her BSN, MSN, and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. Her nursing practice experience is in adult critical care and cardiovascular critical care nursing. She has taught undergraduate nursing students for over five years, and was the recipient of the Texas Exes Teaching Award from the University of Texas during her first year of teaching.

Dr. Lippe’s area of research focuses on palliative and end-of-life care education. She also has developed and tested over multiple high-fidelity simulations, including a withdrawal of care simulation. Dr. Lippe currently has four published works in areas related to end-of-life care education and simulation. Her dissertation work developed and tested a method for assessing and evaluating palliative and end-of-life education within undergraduate curricula.

Dr. Lippe is a member of several nursing organizations, including STTI, HPNA, and NLN. She is also the recent Past-President of the Epsilon Theta chapter of STTI at UT Austin, current facilitator of STTI’s Hospice and Palliative Nursing community of interest, and serves on STTI’s Conference Planning Task Force. She was the featured STTI leader in the September 2015 STTI Chapter Leader Emphasis, and her worked helped earn the Epsilon Theta chapter the Chapter Key Award in 2015.

Dr. Lippe is married to her high school sweetheart, William, and they have two children together. She is thankful for her family’s ongoing love and support in her academic and scholastic endeavors.