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Kristen Brown, DNP, MS, RN

Assistant Professor
Advanced Practice Simulation Coordinator
Kristen Brown
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Acute/Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular
  • Education
  • Pediatrics
  • Resuscitation Training
  • Simulation


Kristen Brown, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CHSE, Assistant Professor and the Advanced Practice Simulation Coordinator at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHSON). In this 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 she has worked in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as a nurse practitioner for the past 13 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. Dr. Brown continues her work in simulation at both the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Nursing. She was selected into the National League for Nursing (NLN) Simulation Leader program and was recently named the Simulation Strategic Projects Lead for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. In her faculty role, she is currently incorporating simulation into advanced practice 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 the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Additional Resources

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  • Videos
  • Publications/Research

    Brown, K.M. (2018). Is it time to rethink the way we deliver simulation in the clinical setting? Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing 7 (3), 69-70. doi: 10.1097/JPS.0000000000000180

    Brown KM, Mudd SS, Hunt EA, Perretta JS, Shilkofski NA, Diddle JW, Yurasek G, Bembea M, Duval-Arnould J, Nelson McMillan K. A Multiinstitutional Simulation Boot Camp for Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Nurse Practitioners. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018; 19(6), 564-571. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001532. PubMed PMID: 29533354.

    Mudd, SS, McIltrot, K & Brown, KM. Utilizing telepresence robots for multiple patient scenarios in an online nurse practitioner program. Nursing Education Perspectives. 2019 (in press).

    Nelson-McMillan, K., Ravekes, W. J., Thompson, W. R., Brown, K. M., Wolff, L., Wadia, R. S., McNamara, L. M., Shaffner, D. H., Berkowitz, I. D., Jacobs, M. L., & Vricella, L. A. (2016). Membrane oxygenator use with biventricular assist device: facilitation of support and lung recovery. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg, 9(1), 105-109.

    Schallmo, MK, Godfrey, TM, Dunbar, D, Brown, KM, Coyle, A, D’Aoust, R. Is it Time for the 4th P in Nurse Practitioner Education: Physical Assessment, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, and Procedures: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 2019 (in press).

    Book Chapters

    Boucher, L., Brown, K.M., L. Callow, Huff, C., Petersen, E. Congenital Heart Defects. In Justice, L. & Callow, L (Eds.), Advanced Practice Provider Curriculum (pp.65-119). Richmond, VA: PCICS.

    Brown, K.M., Jones, M.B., Moore, L, Meliones, J, Ascenzi, J., Montogomery, J. (in press) Advanced Nursing Practice in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care. In Ungerleider, R. M. (Ed.), Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children, 3e, Elsevier (in press).

    McBride, M.E., Su, L., Moga, M., Jain, P.M., Erkonen, G.E., Brown, K.M., Bavare, A., Bastero, P., Allan, C.K. (2016). Simulation Curriculum.  In Bronicki R. A. (Ed.), Curriculum for Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine: Physician & Simulation (pp. 273-432). Richmond, VA: PCICS.


  • Awards/Honors

    2019 AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp: From Content to Action, 2019 selected participant

    2019 National Association of Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Lisa Milonovich Acute Care PNP (ACPNP) SIG Scholar Award

    2018 NLN Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators, Selected Participant

    2017 Professors’ Choice for Best Poster—The International Pediatric Simulation Society Symposia and Workshop: A High-fidelity Simulation Boot Camp for Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Nurse Practitioners, Boston, MA

    International presentations:

    2017 Brown, K., Sullivan, N. Simulation in Nursing Education from Pre-Licensure to Advanced Practice. International Pediatric Simulation Society Symposia and Workshop (IPSSW) (Panel discussion, invited)

    2017 Brown, K.M., Mudd, S.S., Hunt, E.A., Duval-Arnould, J., Perretta, J., Nelson-McMillan, K. A High-fidelity Simulation Boot Camp for Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Nurse Practitioners, Pediatric Simulation Society Symposia and Workshop (IPSSW) (Abstract, invited)

    2016 Brown, K. Early Recognition and Management of Low Cardiac Output in the Postoperative Congenital Heart Disease Patient. 16th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease (Invited)

    2016 Brown, K. Cutting Edge Concepts for Managing Cardiac Arrest in the Critically Ill Child: Beyond the 2015 Guidelines. 8th World Congress on Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Workshop Faculty (Invited)