Douglas Stephens, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC
Coordinator for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Jacksonville State University
I am Assistant Professor and Lead Faculty for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program in the Graduate Nursing Department. I am a committed, and compassionate healthcare professional, offering broad-based leadership and teaching experience within various clinical specialties with a focus of quality improvement in Critical Care and Palliative care in the intensive care unit. This expertise guides a foundation for graduate nursing education for the effective promotion of safe and quality care through promoting collaborative inter-professional healthcare teams. I continue to pursue the innovative use of simulation for healthcare education. Current pursuits of research focused on inter-professional education.

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…