Andres Crawley, RRT
Director of Clinical Education
Jacksonville State University
Mrs. Crawley is the Director of Clinical Education for Jacksonville State University Respiratory Therapy. She is a highly energetic self-starter and a goal oriented professional with over 18 years’ experience in the healthcare field providing excellent patient care and education. Her work experience in higher education training have strengthened the foundation for innovative curriculum development. Under her direction the students of her program are a value commodity. Inter-professional education has been the center of a detailed and thorough curriculum development which focus on students in adapting and managing multiple tasks while collaborating to provide patient care.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Simulation is a component of health care education and has provided active learning experiences in a clinical laboratory setting for students for countless years. Utilizing simulators is an evidence-based teaching approach that is widely accepted and incorporated in health care education programs including nursing, advanced practice nursing, respiratory therapy, and athletic training programs. In the simulation laboratory, students experience the "next best thing" to a live patient-care setting. A simulation activity can also provide students an opportunity to develop greater self-efficacy…