Deborah Bambini , PhD, WHNP-BC, CNE, CHSE
Dr. Bambini’s research interests include women’s health issues, adolescent health perceptions, and strategies to enhance teaching effectiveness. The use of technology in teaching has become a passion and led to a research program directed at best practices for simulation in nursing education. Dr. Bambini continues this research trajectory by studying the use of simulation for interprofessional education, competency development, and performance evaluation. Dr. Bambini also strives to improve nursing education in other ways and facilitated the college’s move towards a concept-based curriculum.
Dr. Bambini’s participation in the Health Information Technology Scholar’s (HITS) program (sponsored by NLN) fueled her interest in virtual clinical experiences. She continues to utilize these skills by acting as a consultant, assisting colleagues in the development of a series of mental health virtual scenarios for use in the BSN program, supported by a Michigan Nursing Corps Grant. In 2013, Dr. Bambini was selected to participate in the NLN Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators.
Dr. Bambini has presented her work with simulation and other teaching strategies at a number of national and international nursing education, interprofessional education, and simulation conferences. She has also published in a variety of professional peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Bambini consults with Elsevier, Inc as a Subject Matter Expert, author, and reviewer in producing a compilation of on-line simulation scenarios, skills drills, and resources. Her simulation expertise continues to grow as she participates in additional national initiatives in simulation.
- SNA Breakthrough to Nursing Novel Approach: Using Simulation to Engage HS Students in the Profession of Nursing