Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Penni Watts is currently the Director of Clinical Simulation and has been instrumental in the integration of clinical simulation experiences as well as interprofessional simulation experiences across multiple nursing programs. Her background includes over 25 years in critical care nursing. Her training in simulation includes the Center for Medical Simulation Comprehensive Instructor Course and the Advanced Instructor Course. Currently she is active on committees in INACSL and Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Currently, she holds a certification as a CHSE- A (Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced).
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Using Interprofessional Simulation to Assess Students Perceptions of Teamwork and Team CompositionJournal of Interprofessional Education and Practice2019
    2019 Implementing Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education for Future Healthcare ProvidersJournal of Interprofessional Care2019
    2019 Low-cost thoracentesis simulation for nurse practitioner students.Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners2019
    2019 Virtual Postoperative Visits for New OstomatesComputers in Nursing.  37:73-79. 2019
    2019 Virtual postoperative visits for new ostomatesComputers in Nursing.  37:73-79. 2019
    2018 Improving Transition to Practice: Integration of ACLS into a Baccalaureate Nursing ProgramJournal of Nursing Education2018
    2018 Simulation Faculty Development: Continuing the DialogueSimulation in Healthcare.  13:371. 2018
    2018 Using simulation to teach telehealth nursing competenciesJournal of Nursing Education.  57:624-627. 2018
    2018 A competency-based curriculum for critical care nurse practitioners' transition to practiceAmerican Journal of Critical Care.  27:398-406. 2018
    2018 Exploring Hidden Curricula in an Interprofessional Intensive Care Unit SimulationClinical Simulation in Nursing.  22:22-25. 2018
    2018 Electronic Health Records in Simulation Education: Literature Review and SynthesisSimulation in Healthcare.  13:261-267. 2018
    2018 Electronic Health Records in Simulation Education: Literature Review and SynthesisSimulation in Healthcare2018
    2018 Identifying Geriatric Patients at Risk for Malnutrition: A Quality Improvement ProjectJournal of Nutrition for the Elderly2018
    2017 Faculty Evaluation of Undergraduate Nursing Simulation: A Grounded Theory ModelClinical Simulation in Nursing.  13:616-623. 2017
    2017 Simulation Faculty Development: A Tiered ApproachSimulation in Healthcare.  12:254-259. 2017
    2017 The reliability and validity of three questionnaires: The Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning Scale, Simulation Design Scale, and Educational Practices QuestionnaireContemporary Nurse.  53:60-74. 2017
    2017 A competency-based curriculum for transition to critical care nurse practitioner practice.American Journal of Critical Care2017
    2017 The reliability and validity study: "The Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning Scale”, “Simulation Design Scale” and “Educational Practices Questionnaire"Contemporary Nurse2017
    2017 Use of electronic health records in clinical simulationsSimulation in Healthcare2017
    2016 Beginning and advanced students' perceptions of the use of low and high-fidelity mannequins in nursing simulation.Nurse Education Today2016
    2016 Beginning and advanced students' perceptions of the use of low- and high-fidelity mannequins in nursing simulationNurse Education Today.  36:37-43. 2016
    2016 Primer on Interprofessional Simulation for Clinical Laboratory Science Programs: A Practical Guide to Structure and TerminologyClinical Laboratory Science.  29:241-246. 2016
    2016 Primer on Interprofessional Simulation for Medical Laboratory Science Programs: a Practical Guide to Structure and TerminologyClinical Laboratory Science2016
    2015 The Effects of High Fidelity Simulation on Nursing Students’ Perceptions and Self-Efficacy of Obstetric SkillsInternational Archives of Nursing and Healthcare.  1. 2015
    2015 The effects of high fidelity simulation on nursing students’ perceptions and self-efficacy of obstetric skillsInternationl Archives of Nursing and Health Care2015
    2014 Interprofessional Education: A Multi-patient, Team-Based Intensive Care Unit SimulationClinical Simulation in Nursing.  10:521-528. 2014
    2014 Interprofessional simulation training improves knowledge and teamwork in nursing and medical students during internal medicine clerkshipJournal of Hospital Medicine.  9:189-192. 2014
    2014 Using high-fidelity simulation to prepare advanced practice nursing studentsClinical Simulation in Nursing.  10:e5. 2014
    2013 Detecting and treating hypoglycemia in patients with diabetesNurse Practitioner.  38:11-14. 2013
    2013 Hypoglycemia: The Nurses Role in Early Detection and PreventionNP Acute Care Advisor 20132013
    2012 Energizing Returning Nurses to Clinical Practice Utilizing Simulation ExperiencesClinical Simulation in Nursing.  8:e404-e405. 2012
    2012 Detecting and treating hypoglycemia in patients with diabetesNursing 2010.  42:50-52. 2012
    2010 Using Video-Facilitated Feedback to Improve Student Performance Following High-Fidelity SimulationClinical Simulation in Nursing.  6. 2010
    2010 "Hypoglycemia: The Nurses' Role in Early Detection and Intervention"Nursing 20102010
    2010 Using video-facilitated feedback to improve student performance following high-fidelity simulation clinical simulation in nursingClinical Simulation in Nursing.2010
    Exploring hidden curricula in an interprofessional ICU simulation.Clinical Simluation in Nursing
    Simulation and peer feedback in an undergraduate nursing physical assessment course: A retrospective cohort pilot studyNursing Education Today

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2014 Consider this: Simulation program scheduling 2014

    Research Overview

  • Clinical Simulation, Interprofessional Education, Evaluation of student performance, Critical Care Nursing
  • Teaching Activities

  • NUR738L - Scholarly Project Development (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR739L - Scholarly Practice Project (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NTC658 - Sim/Classroom Tech Stud Lrn (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NTC658 - Sim/Classroom Tech Stud Lrn (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NTC658 - Sim/Classroom Tech Stud Lrn (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HRP575 - Simulation for HC Quality (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTC658 - Sim/Classroom Tech Stud Lrn (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NTC658 - Sim/Classroom Tech Stud Lrn (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NTC658 - Sim/Classroom Tech Stud Lrn (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NTC658 - Sim/Classroom Tech Stud Lrn (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR456L - Leader Management Practicum (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR345L - Nurs Health Assessment Skills (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR345L - Nurs Health Assessment Skills (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR345L - Nurs Health Assessment Skills (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR345L - Nurs Health Assessment Skills (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR345L - Nurs Health Assessment Skills (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR345L - Nurs Health Assessment Skills (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR345L - Nurs Health Assessment Skills (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR345L - Nurs Health Assessment Skills (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR355 - Foundations Professional Nur (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR612 - Advanced Pathophysiology (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR345L - Nurs Health Assessment Skills (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR355 - Foundations Professional Nur (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR612 - Advanced Pathophysiology (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR362 - High Acuity Adult Health Nurs (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR362 - High Acuity Adult Health Nurs (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR375 - Critical Care Nursing Adult I (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR362 - High Acuity Adult Health Nurs (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

  • Penni Watts