Therese Justus McAtee, DNP, RN
Director of Sinulation Education
The Simulation, Teaching, and Academic Research (STAR) Center at Allegheny Health Network
Therese Justus McAtee RN, MSN, DNP, CEN, is the Director of Clinical Simulation Education at Allegheny Health Network. Since 2015, she has assumed responsibility for the management of simulation at the international accredited Simulation, Teaching, and Academic Research (STAR) Center with a focus on improving patient outcomes. Therese has over 12 years teaching experience within a hospital setting with responsibilities covering a seven hospital system. She has 18 years of trauma and emergency nursing experience and remains actively working at the bedside. Therese has published and presented on using simulation as a teaching and learning tool both locally and internationally.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

BACKGROUND: Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees began working independently from remote locations. This shift in work dynamics requires employees to have distinct skills, such as self-motivation and self-discipline. Furthermore, employees must be adaptable and creative to succeed in today’s ever-changing world. The education that students receive prior to entering this workforce, must develop these crucial skills. Employees today must be equipped with technology literacy, productivity, and flexibility skills, and they can attain many of such skills through Science, Technology,…