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Nancy Husson, DNP, RN, CHSE

Clinical Assistant Professor
Adult Health and Nursing Systems

1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3053
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-3375
Email: nhusson@vcu.edu


I teach in adult health and health systems department in both undergraduate and graduate programs.  My current primary responsibility is as faculty in the CLC to support best practices in simulation.  I will be involved redesign and teaching of the the RN-BSN informatics course.


My scholarship interests include best practices for high quality simulations to optimize the learning outcomes and integration of informatics competencies into curriculum to adequately prepare nurses to practice in the 21st century. 


I have advanced certification in simulation as a CHSE (certified healthcare simulation education) and have served as a faculty leader in simulation education for faculty.  I am a member of INASCL and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare SSHI.  I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Vanderbilt University Chapter.


  • BSN University of Texas – Arlington, Arlington, TX
  • MSN Alvernia University, Reading, PA
  • Post Master’s Certificate in Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • DNP, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


  • Faculty Star Award – April 2019, J Sargeant Reynolds Community College



  • Husson, N. M., Trangenstein, P. A., & Ketel, C. (2021). Education to improve point of care documentation in home care nurses: A quality improvement project. Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN, 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000811. Advance online publication. https://doi-org.proxy.library.vcu.edu/10.1097/CIN.0000000000000811


  • The Intersection of Technology and Simulation American Nursing Informatics Association November quarterly Webinar, November 18, 2021
  • Embracing the Pandemic Pivot: A team-based approach for designing, implementing, and evaluating alternate format simulations for undergraduate nursing students 21st Annual International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning Conference, June 2021
  • Bridging the Education-Practice Gap: Leveraging Virtual Communities for Contextualized Learning, AACN Faculty Forum, Poster Presentation, December 7-9, 2020.
  • Developing a standardized patient volunteer pool to embrace student engagement: Experiences from the NCSBN National Simulation Study 10th Annual OHCWC Simulation Conference: “Incorporating Simulation for Improved Results”, May 18, 2016
  • Developing a standardized patient volunteer pool to embrace student engagement: Experiences from theNCSBN National Simulation Study, Hot Topic presentation 14th Annual International Nursing Association forClinical Simulation & Learning Conference, June11, 2015
  • Building a Bridge to More Clinical Simulation- Part 1: Planning. Discussing approaches conceived by diverse nursing programs participating in a multi-site simulation study for increased levels of simulation (up to 50%).
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