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.

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Manning, Sara MS, RN, CHSE

Sara Manning

Year of Participation in Leadership Program for Simulation Educators


Education (Degree, Focus Areas, Year)

Masters of Science, Nursing Education
Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY, 2009.

Bachelor of Science, Nursing
University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1988.

Current Employer/Affiliation

Utica College, School of Health Professions, Utica, NY

Most Recent/Selected Simulation-related Publications/Presentations


Manning, S., Gamblian, V. (June 3, 2015). Building a Simulation Dream Team. EMS Online Webinar series, archived at

Research and Writing:

Thomas, C., Sievers, L.D., Kellgren, M., Manning, S., Rojas, D., & Gamblian, V. (in press, Sept. 2015). Developing a theory based simulation educator resource. Nursing Education Perspectives.

Podium Presentations:

Manning, Kellgren, Sievers, Rojas, Gamblian & Thomas, Educating SimEducators: Tools for Faculty Development, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, 14th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. Presented on June 10, 2015.

Manning, S. Simulation Educators of Western NY: Simulation faculty development, SEWNY 2015 Annual Conference, Brockport, NY. June 2015.

Manning, S. & Skiff, D. Interprofessional Simulation: Enhancing teamwork and communication in a trauma setting. Transforming Nursing Education in Quality and Safety: Upping the Ante for Present and Future Nurses. Simulation Educators of Western NY annual conference, Rochester, NY. June, 2013.

Manning, S. Davis, S., & Crotser, C. Authentic nursing simulation: Preliminary results of integrating caring concepts in simulation design. Caring Connections: Nursing practice, education and research. 33rd International Association for Human Caring Conference. May 31 - June 2, 2012. Philadelphia, PA.

Manning, S. Journey Towards Authentic Nursing Simulation: Getting on Board and Charting a Course. Emerging Learning & Integrated Technologies Education (ELITE) Faculty Development Workshop. Advanced Simulation: Simulation Educators Tell Their Stories. University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA. June 23, 2011.

Poster Presentation:

Kellgren, M, Thomas, C. Rojas, D, Gamblian, V. Manning, S. & Sievers, L. Faculty Development: A Tool Kit for Simulation Educators. NLN Technology Conference, Nashville, TN. November, 2014.

Other Accomplishments

Founded the Simulation Educators of Western New York (SEWNY), a collaborative simulation educators group with faculty development events, annual conferences, and regional support and sharing of simulation innovations, research, and methods.

Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), August 2013.

President of the Simulation Educators of Western New York, 2008-2015.

NLN Simulation Leader, 2014 Cohort

"Sim-Manning Award" for leadership in simulation, Awarded by Simulation Educators of Western New York, June 2015.

Excellence in Pioneering Clinical Simulation Award. Education Management Solutions, IMSH Conference, New Orleans, LA. 2015.

Ruth McIntyre Sittig and William K. Sittig Faculty Growth Award. Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY 2013.

Availability for Consulation or Collaboration

Experienced consultant, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), Masters in Nursing Education with expertise in simulation design, implementation, products, lab design and familiarity with vast array of simulation resources for educators.

Contact Information


Cell 585-465-2071
Utica Office: 315-792-3068

Meyer, Mary N.

Mary Meyer

Year of Participation in Leadership Program for Simulation Educators


Education (Degree, Focus Areas, Year)

PhD, Nursing, Minor in Education 2014
MS, Nursing; Adult/geriatric Nurse Practitioner 2004
Nurse Educator Certificate 2003
BSN, 1986
Diploma 1980

Current Employer/Affiliation

University of Kansas School of Nursing
Director of Clinical Skills Lab
Clinical Assistant Professor

Most Recent/Selected Simulation-related Publications/Presentations

Meyer, M., Groller, K., Myers, S., Busenhart, C., Waugh, S., & Stegenga, K. (2014). Simulation as a Learning Experience: Perceptions of New Registered Nurses. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10 384-394. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2014.03.002

Meyer, M., Connors, H., Hou, G., & Gajewski, B. (2011). The effect of simulation on clinical performance: A junior nursing student clinical comparison study. Simulation in Healthcare, 6, 269-276.

Warren, J.J., Manos, L.V., Meyer, M. & Roche, A. (2012). Chapter 48, Integrating an Academic Electronic Health Record into Simulations. In Campbell, S.H. & Daley, K. (2nd eds) (2012). Simulation Scenarios for Nurse Educators: Making it Real (2nd Ed). New York, N.Y.: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.

Kumm, S. & Meyer, M.N. (2011). POCit Videos: Point of Care Instant Teacher. In Bonnel & Smith Teaching Technologies in Nursing and the Health Professions: Strategies that go Beyond Simulation on Online Courses. New York: Springer

Meyer, M., & Busenhart, C. (2014, September). Acting Like a Nurse. Johnson County Simulation Conference; Overland Park, KS.

Groller, K., Meyer, M., Myers, S., Busenhart, C., Waugh, S., & Stegenga, K. (2014, April 15). The Opportunity to Act like a Nurse: A Qualitative Analysis of Perceived Impact of Simulation on Professional Role Transition. Oral presentation (Concurrent Session) at Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem, PA.

Scotten, M., & Meyer, M. (2014, January). SSH Interprofessional Education Affinity Group: A Pecha Kucha Session on Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education--The Importance of Evaluation. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2014, January. San Francisco, CA (International).

Meyer, M., Neal, M, Swoboda, S. (2013, July) Supporting Curricular Outcomes Through Strategic Integration of Simulation. Pre-conference workshop at Contemporary Forums Revolutionizing Nursing Education Using Interprofessional Teams and Technology. Anaheim California (Invited speaker).

Meyer, M. (2013, July) Incorporating Technologies into Simulation at Contemporary Forums Revolutionizing Nursing Education Using Interprofessional Teams and Technology. Anaheim California (Invited speaker).

Meyer, M. (2013, July) Low and High Technology Approaches to IPE at Contemporary Forums Revolutionizing Nursing Education Using Interprofessional Teams and Technology. Anaheim California (Invited speaker).

Availability for Consulation or Collaboration

I would be happy to consult r/t simulation start up, integration into clinical curriculum, simulation outcome evaluation, and/or Interprofessional simulations.

Contact Information

Mary N. Meyer, PhD, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor | Director Clinical Learning Lab
University of Kansas School of Nursing | Mail Stop 4043 | 3901 Rainbow Blvd. | Kansas City, KS 66160
office: 913.588-1647 | fax: 913.588.1660

Morgan, Patricia V.

Pat Morgan

Year of Participation in Leadership Program for Simulation Educators


Education (Degree, Focus Areas, Year)

Post Master's NP Perinatal 1997
MSN CNS High Risk Maternity 1993
BSN 1990
RN 1982

Current Employer/Affiliation

Director Clinical Simulation Learning Center
Senior instructor
University of Calgary
Faculty of Nursing
Calgary, Alberta Canada

Most Recent/Selected Simulation-related Publications/Presentations

Most Recent Presentations:
Podium Presentation
Lessons Learned from Successful Implementation of a Faculty Simulation Team INACSL 2015
Poster Presentations:
Multi-Patient Toolkit
NLN Technology Confernce 2015

Other Accomplishments

Laerdal Simulation Nurse Educator
Covenant Health Team Award 2014
UTMB Hall of Fame Award
Who's Who Among American Teachers 1998, 2002

Availability for Consulation or Collaboration

Interested in providing consultation for simulation team development.

Contact Information

Patricia V Morgan

Morse, Kate J.

Kate Morse

Year of Participation in Leadership Program for Simulation Educators


Education (Degree, Focus Areas, Year)

PhD 2012
Dissertation - The Effect of Debriefing with Good Judgment on Acute Care Nurse
Practitioner Student's Reflective Ability and Perspective Transformation

Post Masters NP - adult acute and primary care 1997
MSN - CNS critical care 1994
BSN - 1985

Current Employer/Affiliation

Drexel University
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Associate Profession
Associate Chair of NP Programs

Most Recent/Selected Simulation-related Publications/Presentations

Morse, K.J. (March, 2015). Structured model of debriefing on perspective transformation on NP students. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11(3), 172-179.

Griswold, S., Montgomery, K., Morse, K., Erbayri, J., Farabaugh, D., Multak, N, et al. (2013).
Faculty Development Interprofessional Education Curriculum (IPEC): Case based
learning of IPE via a complicated resuscitation: Baby Boy Blue. MedEdPortal

Montgomery, K., Morse, K., Multak, N, & Griswold, S. (2012). The impact of transdisciplinary simulation on interprofessional collaborative practice in women's health. The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 7(6), 469. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0b013e31827e775e (Impact factor 2.101)

Montgomery, K., Griswold-Theodorson, S., Morse, K., Montgomery, O., & Faranbaugh, D.
(2012). Transdisciplinary simulation: Learning and practicing together. Nursing Clinics of North America, 47(4), 493-502.
(Impact factor 0.634)

Posmontier, B., Montgomery, K., Montgomery, O., Morse, K., & Smith Glasgow, ME. (2012).
Transdisciplinary teamwork simulation in OB/GYN healthcare education. Journal of
Nursing Education, 5(3), 176-179. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20120127-02
(Impact factor .867)

Montgomery, K., Morse, K., Smith-Glasgow, M.E., & Follen, M. (2012). Promoting health quality and safety in women's health through the use of transdisciplinary clinical simulation educational modules: Methodology and a pilot trial. Gender Medicine, 9, S48- S54. Gender Medicine; 9: S48 -S54. doi: 10.1016/j.genm.2011.11.001
(Impact factor 2.101)

Other Accomplishments

Faculty at the Center for Medical Simulation, Harvard University

Availability for Consulation or Collaboration

Faculty development for debriefing
IPE curriculum development

Contact Information

Muckler, (Virginia) Chris

Chris Muckler

Year of Participation in Leadership Program for Simulation Educators


Education (Degree, Focus Areas, Year)

CHSE Exam, May 2015
DNP, Nursing, 2011
MSN, Nurse Anesthesia, 2002
BSN, Nursing, 1997
AAS, Medical Laboratory Technology, 1994
AAS, Pre-Nursing, 1991
AA, Pre-Nursing, 1991

Current Employer/Affiliation

Duke University School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program
Assistant Professor
Clinical Education Coordinator

Most Recent/Selected Simulation-related Publications/Presentations

Most Recent Publications:
Morse, K., Schram, A., Van Beek, K., & Muckler, V. C. The effectiveness of simulation-based educational interventions with interprofessional education and nursing students: A systematic review protocol.
(The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 2021. Accepted 12/15/14)

Most Recent Presentations:
Poster Presentation-October 2014: The Shared Journey of Completing a Systematic Review

Podium Presentation- September 2014: Preparing Students for Safe Patient Hand-Off During Transitions of Care

Other Accomplishments

2013 Mary Hanna Award for Journalism for:

Muckler, V. C., Vacchiano, C. A., Sanders, E. G., Wilson, J. P., & Champagne, M. T. (2012). Focused Anesthesia Interview Resource to Improve Efficiency and Quality. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 27(6), 376-384.

Availability for Consulation or Collaboration

I am interested in multi-site collaborative simulation research project(s) and interprofessional education.

Contact Information

Chris Muckler
Duke University School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program
307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322
Durham, NC 27710
Office: 919-684-9307
Cell: 919-475-1553