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Debra Spunt Research Grant Past Recipients


Natasha Nurse-Clarke
Herbert H. Lehman College, City University
Title: Transforming Nursing Education: Integrating Simulation and Gamification for Enhanced Learning

Tee Tyler
Texas Christian University
Title: Exploring the Validity and Reliability of the Performance Dyadic Scale and Reflection Dyadic Scale for Objective Structured Clinical Examinations


Angela Mehringer
University of Louisville
Title: Implementation of 2:1 Clinical to Simulation Hour Ratio Effect on Pre-licensure Nursing Student Outcomes

Monica Peddle
Deakin University
Title: Simulation-based Education and Recovery of Nurses Who Experience Patient Safety Incidents: A Consensus Study


Kathryn Vanderzwan
University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing
Title: Handoff Training Using Simulation with Embedded Distractors

Amina Silva
Queen’s University
Title: Educating Primary Care Providers about Sexual Health in Breast Cancer Survivorship using Virtual Simulation: A Feasibility Study


Kyle Johnson
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Title: Exploring the Application of the Knowledge Assessment Scale and Knowledge Application Scale with Screen Based Simulation (vSim) and Debriefing

Jared Kutzin
Mount Sinai Hospital
Title: Exposure to Blue Wavelength Light after Simulation and its Impact on Participant Stress Level

Sufia Turner
University of Manitoba
Title: Comparing the Location of Simulation Debriefing


Ginger Schroers
Loyola University
Title: Realistic Interruptions during Simulated Medication Administration: An Examination of Errors and Interruption Management Strategies

Denise Campbell
University of Michigan
Title: Medication Administration: Obtaining mastery using virtual simulation

Laura Skoronski Chavez
Wilkes University
Title: From NCLEX to Patient Care: Vital Assessment Links


Heidi DiGregorio
University of Delaware
Title: Organizational Skill Development Using Simultaneous Multiple Patient Simulation

Katie McDermott
Medical College of Wisconsin
Title: Critical Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner As Rapid Response Team Leader: Using Simulation-Based Education to Close a Cultural Gap

Jennifer Ross
Villanova University
Title: The Use of Standardized Participants as Healthcare Providers in a Curricular Integration of TeamSTEPPs Training into an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum 


Jo Loomis
University of San Francisco
Title: Validation of a Reliable Tool for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Students After Learning Experiences in a Simulated Clinical Setting

Nancy Sullivan
Johns Hopkins University
Title: Comparing the Gold Standard of Traditional Clinical Experience to the Simulation Experience


Beth Burbach
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Title: Examining the Impact of Facilitation Method in Simulation on Learning, Retention, and Performance

Christy Dubert
Georgia Southern University
Title: A Mixed Methods Investigation Exploring the Use and Perception of Screen-based Simulation for Improving Communication Skills of Nursing Students

Carman Turkelson
Beaumont Health System Royal Oak
Title: Using Virtual Simulation & Deliberate Practice To Promote Interprofessional Communication and Teamwork in Healthcare Professions Education


Desiree Diaz
University of Central Florida
Title: Mobile TeamSTEPPS (AHRQ, 2006) and simulation training intervention to improve healthcare worker education and communication in a correctional health environment

Marie Gilbert & Katie Adamson
California State University, Fresno
Title: Assessing the reliability of the Team Behavior Assessment Tool for Entry Level Nurses (TBAT-ELN) and the congruence between a quantitative and qualitative assessment scale


Lynn Phillips
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
Title: Undergraduate Nursing Student Situation Awareness during Simulation

Arleigh Bell
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Title: The Effects of a Deliberate Practice Debriefing Model During a Response to Rescue High Fidelity Patient Simulation

Margaret Fink
Dominican University, San Rafael, CA
Title: Using Standardized Patients to Teach and Evaluate Spiritual Care for Patients at the End of Life


Susan Gross Forneris
St. Catherine University
Title: Enhancing Clinical Reasoning: Teaching Thinking through Debriefing

Mary Fey
University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
Title: Learning through Debriefing: Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Perspectives

Heather Carter-Templeton
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Title: Student Nurses’ Use of Mobile Devices for Decision Making within a Clinical Simulation Lab

Cynthia M. LaFond
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
Title: Children's Pain: PICU Nurses' Beliefs and Responses to Virtual Human Vignettes


Marycarol Rossignol
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ  
Title: Impact of Video-assisted Feedback on Anxiety and Competence

Catherine Jean Morse
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Title: The Effect of Debriefing with Good Judgment on Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students’ Reflective Ability and Perspective Transformation

Tera Richardson Kirkman
University of North Alabama College of Nursing and Allied Health, Florence, AL
Title: The Effectiveness of Human Patient Simulation on Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Transfer of Learning


Betsy Guimond
College of Nursing, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Title: Evaluation of a Simulation-Enhanced Obstetric Clinical Experience on Learning Outcomes for Knowledge, Self-efficacy, and Transfer

Amy L. Jones
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Title: Assessing Nursing Students’ Clinical judgment Through Simulated Learning

Susan Pauly-O'Neill
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Title: Comparison of Student Experience with “Significant Acute Changes in Patient Condition” during both Pediatric Simulation and Pediatric Acute Care Hospital Rotations


Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst
Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN
Faculty Member University of Wisconsin School of Nursing and School of Medicine
Title: Using the Debriefing for Meaningful Learning (DML) Method of Debriefing Simulation Experiences

Beth Fentress Hallmark
Gordon E Inman College of Health Sciences and Nursing, Belmont University, Nashville, TN
Title: The Relationship between Faculty Training on Debriefing and Students’ Learning Achievement, Reflective Thinking, Learning Style and Student Feelings about Debriefing

Kristen D. Zulkosky
Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Science, Division of Nursing, Lancaster, PA
Title: The Impact of Debriefing Following Recorded High Fidelity Simulation Scenarios on Knowledge Acquisition, Self-Confidence and Satisfaction: A Quasi-Experimental Study


Susan Prion & Judith Lambton
University of San Francisco
Title: Simulation as an Effective Method for Teaching the Clinical Nurse Leader Role

Libby Archer
Baptist College of Health Sciences, Memphis, TN
Title: Impact of Simulation on Learning: Differences in Self-reports of Learning Progress Depending on Timing of Simulation