Nancy Sullivan, DNP, RN
Prior to beginning her work at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Nancy Sullivan had a wide variety of nursing experiences that included ED/trauma/critical care of both adult and pediatric patients, nursing management, a nurse educator role working with new graduate nurses, and a clinical nurse specialist role focusing on care coordination and readmission reduction. In her current role as the simulation director, she is responsible for the integration of simulation into both the pre-licensure and advanced practice programs. Simulation has been integrated into the curriculum at Johns Hopkins with a focus on enhancing student learning and meeting program and course objectives. She also teaches medical/surgical nursing in the pre-licensure program. Dr. Sullivan's research focuses on the use of simulation in nursing education; both in academia and practice. In practice, the focus is on improving the nursing response in the first few minutes of a cardiac arrest using rapid cycle deliberate practice simulation. In academia, the focus is on comparing the simulation and clinical environments with goals of informing an appropriate clinical-to-simulation ratio and designing the best use of clinical time to meet students' needs. She was a member of the 2015 NLN Simulation Leader cohort and worked with the American Heart Association on a project exploring the best simulation strategies for maintaining CPR competencies. Dr. Sullivan publishes and presents locally, nationally, and internationally on simulation and resuscitation training. She earned her BSN (1975), MS (1992), and DNP (2013) from JHSON.
Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.
Vergara, F. H., Budhathoki, C., Sheridan, D.J., Davis, J. E., Sullivan, N. J. (in press). Predictors for Telephone Outreach Post-Hospital Discharge. Professional case management (senior) *
Hudson, K.W., Swoboda, S.M., Redd, M., Hunter, M.D. & Sullivan, N. (2021). Virtual Clinical Activities: Lessons Learned with First Semester Nursing Students. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 11(3). (senior)
Perretta, J.S., Duval-Arnould, J., Poling, S., Sullivan, N., Jeffers, J.D., Farrow, L., Shilkofski, N.A., Brown, K.M., Hunt, E.A. (2020). Best Practices and Theoretical Foundations for Simulation Instruction using Rapid-Cycle Deliberate Practice. Simulation in Healthcare, Oct,15(5), 356-362.
Vergara, F. H., Davis, J. E., Budhathoki, C., Sullivan, N. J., & Sheridan, D. J. (2019). Face-to-face meetings with neurosurgical patients before hospital discharge: Impact on telephone outreach, emergency department visits, and hospital readmissions. Population Health Management, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1089/pop.2019.0038.
Sullivan, N., Swoboda, S. M., Breymier, T., Lucas, L., Sarasnick, J., Rutherford-Hemming, T., ... & Kardong-Edgren, S. S. (2019). Emerging evidence toward a 2: 1 clinical to simulation ratio: A study comparing the traditional clinical and simulation settings. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 30, 34-41.
Sullivan, N.J., Duval-Arnould, J., Twilley, M., Smith, S.P., Aksamit, D., Boone-Guercio, P., Jeffries, P.R., Hunt, E.A. (2015). "Simulation exercise to improve retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation priorities for in-hospital cardiac arrests: A randomized controlled trial." Resuscitation, 86, 6-13.
Sullivan, N. (2015). "An Integrative Review: Instructional Strategies to Improve Nurses’ Retention of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Priorities." International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 12(1).
Sullivan, N.J., Duval-Arnould, J.M., Perretta, J.S., Rosen, M.A., & Hunt, E.A. (2015). "Using Simulation to Design Choreography for a Cardiopulmonary Arrest Response." Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11(11), 489-493.
2019 Research Article of the Year award; International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning; Emerging evidence toward a 2: 1 clinical to simulation ratio: A study comparing the traditional clinical and simulation settings
2017 Excellence in Teaching award at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
2017 Capstone International Nursing Book Award for Medical-Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice
2016 Maryland Nurses Association Outstanding Nurse Educator award
2015 NLN Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators, Selected Participant
2015 Maryland Faculty Academy for Simulation Teaching (MFAST 2.0), Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Selected Participant
2015 10 best translational simulation articles of 2014-2015. Published manuscript: "Simulation exercise to improve retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation priorities for in-hospital cardiac arrests: A randomized controlled trial." Award granted by the Simulation Journal Club of the International Simulation in Healthcare organization
2013 Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Beta Chapter