Simulation Leader Directory

This is a directory of individuals who have completed the Leadership Program for Simulation Educators, a year-long NLN program directed by Dr. Pamela Jeffries. Twenty individuals per year are accepted into this highly competitive program. This directory identifies their specific areas of simulation expertise and scholarship along with contact information. They are available for collaboration and consultation.

More information about the Leadership Program for Simulation Educators can be found at http://www.nln.org/facultyprograms/leadershipinstitute.htm



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Thomas, Christine


Christine Thomas

Year of Participation in Leadership Program for Simulation Educators

2014

Education (Degree, Focus Areas, Year)

PhD, Nursing Education, Theory, and Research, 2004
MSN, Nursing Education/Adult Health, 1996
BSN, Nursing, 1987

Current Employer/Affiliation

West Chester University
Department of Nursing
222H Sturzebecker HSC
West Chester, PA 19383

Most Recent/Selected Simulation-related Publications/Presentations

Recent Publications:
Thomas, C. (2015). Theory to practice integration. In Smith, M. J., Carpenter, R., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of nursing education. New York: Springer Publishing.
Thomas, C., & Mraz, M. (2013). Designing a Medication Cart and Computerized Chart on a Budget. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN Plus. 31(6), 251-254.
Thomas, C., & Mackey, E. (2012). Impact of a Clinical Simulation Elective on BSN Student Clinical Confidence. Journal of Nursing Education, 51(4), 236-239.

Recent Presentations:
Philadelphia Simulation Consortium - May 22, 2014, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia PA. Presented research paper entitled: Elective Couse in Patient Simulation: Impact on BSN Student Confidence

Recent Posters:
National League for Nursing/Elsevier Technology Conference, 9th annual - Nashville, TN, October 24-26, 2014. Co-presenting Faculty Development: A Tool Kit for Simulation Educators that includes analysis of simulation educators experience along the novice to expert continuum and resources designed for NLN/SIRC website materials.
National League for Nursing/Elsevier Technology Conference, 9th annual - Nashville, TN, October 24-26, 2014. Co-presented: Computerized Chart and Medication Dispenser on a Shoe-string Budget - the design and use of innovative low cost patient computerized charting system for use in simulation laboratories.
National Student Nurses' Association Annual Conference - Charlotte, NC, April 3-6, 2013. Co-presented a research proposal poster with nursing students entitled: The Effect of High-Fidelity Simulation on Student Skill and Decision Making.

Other Accomplishments

Certifications:
CHSE (Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator)

Reviewer
Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC)-online e-learning website. August 2014. Served as expert content reviewer for 2 courses: Teaching & Learning Strategies and Developing Faculty.

Availability for Consulation or Collaboration

Would be interested in:
• Collaborating in multi-site simulation research projects
• Consulting in curriculum specific simulation scenario design
• Consulting/faculty development seminar sessions

Contact Information

Christine M. Thomas PhD, RN, CHSE
cthomas@wcupa.edu

Associate Professor
West Chester University
Department of Nursing
222H Sturzebecker HSC
West Chester, PA 19383
office: 610-738-0545