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  • Nicole Petsas Blodgett , PhD (c), MSN, RN

    Nicole Petsas Blodgett, PhD(c), MSN, RN has been involved in nursing education for 13 years. She completed her Baccalaureate at Marycrest International University in Davenport, Iowa. She worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse, and traveling nurse in dialysis while finishing her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree at The University of Iowa. At The University of Iowa, she worked with nursing students in the basic and complex nursing skills laboratory and in the nursing simulation center. Currently, she is finishing her doctoral degree from The University of Iowa College of Nursing and the focus of her dissertation research is returning to work after a planned medical event. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Chapter and INACSL.

    Ms. Blodgett is Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of the Nursing Simulation Center at Purdue University Calumet since January 2013. Current projects include: incorporate evidence based nursing practice into pre-briefing, simulation and de-briefing; creating scenarios that fit into the baccalaureate curriculum, and developing a faculty development training module for our Nursing Simulation Center.

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