Maribeth Hercinger, PhD, RN
This innovative and dynamic project was developed by a team including: Maribeth Hercinger, PhD, RN; Amanda Kirkpatrick, MSN, RN-BC; Sarah Ball, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Sara Banzhaf, MSN, APRN; Susan Connelly, DNP, APRN; Jacquie Hanks, MSN, APRN; Meghan Potthoff, PhD, APRN, & Kandi McCafferty, PhD, RN Maribeth Hercinger, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing, Creighton University College of Nursing As a passionate nursing educator who challenges students with realistic experiences, I have been teaching for 33 years. I am involved with curriculum development and assessment and have taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Additionally, I have focused on NCLEX-RN preparation, safety and quality, and simulation experiences across the lifespan. I have been involved in simulation development and evaluation for over 10 years. As a member of the Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (C-CEI©) team, we have developed, tested, and published studies validating this instrument as an innovative and effective instrument for simulation environments. The CCEI© is currently being tested for use in the clinical area. The CCEI© has been used around the country and around the world with translations in several languages. It has been used by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and the National League for Nursing in simulation studies. As a faculty that believes in the effectiveness of peer learning and with a desire to engage students in the learning process, intraprofessional simulation development has challenged me to apply my expertise in curriculum, teaching learning strategies, and collaboration with nursing colleagues across undergraduate and graduate levels of education. Currently I am an ATI Champion for the Creighton College of Nursing. My current focus in this role is to improve our integration of the ATI products for student learning and remediation. In addition, an ATI testing and remediation policy is being developed.