Simulation Research


Amy Lower, MSN, CCRN, CHSE
CNESI Manager

Thomas A. Baum, Jr., CHSOS, EMT-P
Simulation Manager
Director of Flight Nursing Simulation Operations & Programming

David Kaniecki, DNP, RN, ACNP-C, CCRN
Director, Flight Nursing Education

Andrew Reimer, PhD, RN
Director, Flight Nursing Research

Jamie Janos
Simulation Operations Specialist

Dan Gerber
Simulation Operations Specialist

Department Assistant
​​​​​​​Lisa "Elle" Ward

Research & Publications

Rutherford-Hemming, T., Alfes, C. M., Breymier, T. (2019). A Systematic Review of the Use of Standardized Patients as a Simulation Modality in Nursing Education. Nursing Education Perspectives, March/April, 40(2), 84-90.

La Cerra, C; Dante, A.; Caponnetto, V.; Franconi, I.; Gaxhja, E.; Petrucci, C.; Alfes, C. M.; Lancia, L. (2019). Effects of high-fidelity simulation based on life-threatening clinical condition scenarios on learning outcomes of undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students: A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal (9):e025306.

Kelley, C.G. & Alfes, C.M. (2019). Using alumni as standardized patients: Interviewing using videoconferencing. Nurse Educator, 44(4).      

Reimer, A.P., & Alfes, C. M. Rowe, A.S., & Rodriguez-Fox, B.M. (2018). Emergency Patient Handoffs: Literature Review and Training Tool Development. J. Continuing Education in Nursing 2018 Jan 1;49 (1), 34-41. PMID:29384586

Lee, A., Kelley, C., Alfes, C.M., Bennigton, L.K., Dolansky, M. A. (2017, December). High-fidelity patient simulation to evaluate student nurse patient safety competency. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13, (12), 628-633.

Alfes, C. M. & Madigan, E. A. (2017). Promoting simulation globally: Networking with nursing colleagues across five continents. Nursing Education Perspectives, 38 (4), 216-217.

Gregoire, J.; Alfes, C.M.; Reimer, A.; & Terhaar, M. (2017). Flying lessons for clinicians: Developing system II practice. Air Medical Journal, 36(3), 135-137.

Rutherford-Hemming, T., & Alfes, C. M. (2017, February). The use of hospital-based simulation in nursing education:  A systematic review. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13 (2), 78-89.

Foronda, C., Alfes,  C.M., Dev, P., Kleinheksel, A.J., Nelson, D.A., O’Donnell, J.M., Samosky, J.T. (2017). Virtually nursing: emerging technologies in nursing education. Nurse Educator. 42 (1), 14-17.

Virtually Nursing Emerging Technologies

Dow, A. W., DiazGranados, D., Mazmanian, P. E., & Retchin, S. M. (2014). An exploratory study of an assessment tool derived from the competencies of the interprofessional education collaborativeJournal of interprofessional care28(4), 299-304.‌

Alfes, C. M. (2011). Evaluating the use of simulation with beginning nursing studentsJournal of Nursing Education50(2), 89-93. 

Rudolph, J. W., Simon, R., Dufresne, R. L., & Raemer, D. B. (2006). There's No Such Thing as “Nonjudgmental” Debriefing: A Theory and Method for Debriefing with Good Judgment. Simulation in Healthcare, 1(1), 49-55. 


Drummond, C.K., Alfes, C. M., Rowbottom, J., & Hodge, B. (2018-2019). Clinical theatre assistant for Flight Nursing: Internet of Things Internal Planning Grant Competition: Case Western Reserve University, $10,000.00, 3/1/18-3/31/19.

Broderick, T., Reiter, C., Taylor, P., Moses, R., Arnold, R., Stargel, D., Hall, M., Sudow, T., & Alfes, C.M. (2016-2018). Improving healthcare training and decision making through live, virtual, and constructive training. Ohio Federal Military Jobs Commission: Air Force Research Laboratory, Human Performance Wing.Ohio Federal Research Network, Wright State University. PO FY16-049; WSARC-1077-700 Alfes: 15% Effort; Total Budget per year $24, 645.00 Total Project Funding: $3,608.923.00

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