Kristen Brown

Kristen Brown




Kristen Brown is an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) and the Simulation Strategic Projects Lead for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. In her faculty role, Dr. Brown develops simulation curriculum, plans innovative, immersive training events, and studies the use of simulation as a teaching method. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Brown completed a two-year simulation fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. Dr. Brown was the first nurse to be named the Zamierowski Simulation Fellow. Her passion for simulation education stems from her years in clinical practice as a pediatric critical care nurse practitioner. She has had a 17-year nursing career devoted to the care of critically ill children and has worked in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as a nurse practitioner for the past 14 years. For her doctoral work, she designed, implemented, and studied a multi-institutional, high-fidelity simulation boot camp training event for advanced practice nurses. This innovative training has sparked an annual training event. She was selected into the National League for Nursing (NLN) Simulation Leadership Program for Simulation Educators and is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced® (CHSE-A), a certification from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare that distinguishes those who have proven themselves to be advanced educators and leaders in their healthcare simulation practice. In her faculty role, she is currently incorporating simulation into advanced practice programs, and she has also led efforts to implement and study new technology to provide innovative solutions for distance learning, including telepresence robots and virtual simulation, including screen-based and virtual reality platforms (VR) across all programs at JHSON. Dr. Brown earned her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing; her MS with an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner focus from the University of Maryland School of Nursing; and her DNP from JHSON.

JHU Center Affiliation:
Center for Immersive Learning & Digital Innovation

Specialties and Expertise
  • Acute/Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular
  • Education
  • Interprofessional
  • Pediatrics
  • Resuscitation Training
  • Simulation