Heather Wallace, DNP, AGACNP-BC, CCRN
Assistant Professor / DNP Program Coordinator
Jacksonville State University
Dr. Wallace is the Program Coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Program where she has been instrumental in innovative instruction and leadership. She has excelled to lead the faculty at Jacksonville State University in the undergraduate nursing and graduate nursing departments. She has a clinical expertise in Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner where she is board certified, with experience as Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner, and Nursing Education. She has been instrumental in developing and implementing simulation experiences to enhance learning in nursing. Research interest focused on improving outcomes of mechanically ventilated patients through early intervention with evidence-based practices.

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…