Director of Education
Dr. Doolen has been trained and has content expertise in all aspects of Human Patient Simulation in nursing education. She is a founding member and has served as the Chair for the Simulation committee at University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing from May of 2007 to December of 2012. Additionally, she has been a member of the Simulation Operations Committee at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas since its opening in 2009. Dr. Doolen’s research interests are high fidelity simulation and inter-professional education utilizing high fidelity simulation and standardized patients. In the fall of 2009 the UNLV SON and UNSOM participated in an inter-professional research study entitled:Measurement of Acquisition of Crisis Resource management Skills Using Simulated Emergency Codes.
In addition, Dr. Doolen received a Sigma Theta Tau International grant award to complete her dissertation research titled:The Development of the Simulation Thinking Rubric. She is participating in two research studies projected to begin this year; the Simulating Teamwork and Observation for Procedural Safety (STOPS), and the Effect of Collaborative Simulation Training for Pediatric Residents and Nursing Students on Team work Skills in Patient Care.
Jessica is excited about being in this position and looks forward to working with faculty from all three schools.