Shelly Orr, M.S.N., RN, CNEClinical Assistant Professor
Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems
1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3001J
I teach in the undergraduate program, in both the didactic and clinical environments. I primarily teach Nursing of Adults I, Nursing of Adults II, and Senior Synthesis. I also teach nursing and medicine students during interprofessional simulations.
The primary focus of my current scholarship is interprofessional education where improvements in critical care and interprofessional competencies of medicine and nursing students are assessed following participation in critical care simulations.
As a PhD student, my area of research focus is end-of-life (EOL) care in the intensive care unit. My primary focus is on interventions to improve EOL experiences for dying patients and their caregivers.
I am an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), National League for Nursing (NLN), Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and American Nurses Association (ANA). I currently serve as a board member for the Greater Richmond Area Chapter (GRAC) of AACN. I also serve on the Undergraduate Program Committee, Faculty Search Committee, and Clinical Education Council at the School of Nursing.
- B.S. - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
- M.S.N. - Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
- 2015 Recipient, The Daisy Faculty Award
- 2015 Recipient, Virginia Nurses Foundation 40 Under 40 Award
Co-Principle Investigator (Baernholdt, M.), Teaching and Researching Quality of End of Life Care in the U.S. and England, VCU Quest Global Impact Award, 8/2015-8/2016
- March 2016: Poster- “The Acceptability, Feasibility, and Potential Impact of Using a Severity of Illness Mortality Prediction Instrument for Initiating End-of-Life Goals of Care Communication in the Adult Intensive Care Unit” at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England.
- March 2016: Poster- “Using an Interprofessional High-Fidelity Simulation Education Program to Increase Patient Safety” at the Odyssey Conference: Educating the Acute and Critical Care Nurse, Richmond, Virginia.
- April 2015: Podium- “Building a Successful Interprofessional High-Fidelity Simulation Education Program” at the Armstrong 2015 Interprofessional Health Care Summit, Savannah, Georgia.
- April 2015: Poster- “Building a Successful Interprofessional High-Fidelity Simulation Education Program” at the Third Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium, Richmond, Virginia.
- September 2014: Poster- “Using Critical Care Simulations to Enhance Interprofessional Collaboration” at the National League for Nursing’s 2014 Education Summit, Phoenix, Arizona.
- June 2014: “Using Critical Care Simulations to Enhance Interprofessional Collaboration” at the 7th Annual International Conference on Interprofessional Practice and Education, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- March 2014: “Using Critical Care Simulations to Enhance Interprofessional Collaboration” at the Second Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium, Richmond, Virginia.
- November 2013: “Using Critical Care Simulations to Enhance Interprofessional Collaboration” at the 2013 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Education Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
- March 2013: “Using Critical Care Simulations to Enhance Nursing - Medicine Collaboration” at the First Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University.