Profile

Donna S. McDermott, M.S.N.
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Clinical (Nursing)
mcdermott@rmu.edu
412-397-6056 phone (M)
412-397-3277 fax
John Jay 302


Educational Background

  • Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing, Robert Morris University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1988

Professional Background

  • 2013 Certified as a Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)
  • 2013 Assistant Professor of Nursing, Clinical
  • 2012 Enrolled in the PhD in Nursing Education program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • 2011-2013 RISE Center Educational Planner, Part time Simulation Faculty
  • 2011 Developed Standardized Patient Program at RMU RISE Center
  • 1994-2011 Clinical Practice - ICU nursing, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Doctoral Research: Seeking Consensus on Prebriefing: Preparing Students for Simulation-Based learning
  • Standardized Patient Program Development
  • Incorporating High Fidelity Simulation throughout the Nursing Curriculum
  • Simulation for Teaching and Learning

Publications

  • Kameg, K.M., Szpak, J.L., Cline, T.W., & McDermott, D. S. (2014). Utilization of standardized patients to decrease nursing student anxiety. Clinical simulation in Nursing. 10(11) 567-573. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2014.09.006

Presentations

  • 2015 - "Two successful approaches to creating an orientation and development program for educators in the pedagogy of simulation which contributed to SSH accreditation in free standing nursing programs." Accepted for Peer Reviewed podium presentation at 2015 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), Atlanta, GA
  • 2015 - "Exploring Transformational Leadership in Simulation Education: A Case Study" Accepted for peer review poster presentation: at 2015 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), Atlanta, GA
  • 2014 - Conducted a pre-conference peer reviewed 3.5 hour workshop with the RISE Center team on Simulation Center Accreditation at 2014 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), Orlando, FL
  • 2013 - "Cash in with Student Workers" Peer reviewed podium presentation at 2013 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), Las Vegas, NV
  • 2012 - "The Given Circumstances" Model for Standardized Patient Training: Theater and Nursing Unite! Peer reviewed podium presentation with Dr. Ken Gargaro and Dr. Valerie Howard 2012 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), San Antonio, TX
  • 2012 - "Simulation for the Nurse Educator" Invited speaker at Sigma Theta Tau Upsilon Phi Chapter Meeting, Sept 2012 Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA
  • 2012 - "Using High Fidelity Mannequins and Standardized "Nursing Students" to Train Clinical Nurse Educators" Peer reviewed poster presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Leadership Forum Indianapolis, IN
  • 2011 - "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo: Student Workers will Transform YOU!" Peer reviewed poster presentation with BSN students Abigail Hebb and Alissa Newton 2011 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), Orlando, FL
  • 2011 - "Simulation Themes and Variations: Simulation for the Nurse Educator" Peer reviewed podium presentation with Dr. Valerie Howard 2011 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare New Orleans, LA

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Donna


Summer 2015
Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • NURS3015-A
  • 08:00-11:00 AM TMMcdermott4 (05/18-07/23/15)5 Seats
  • NURS3016-A
  • 12:00-04:30 PM TMMcdermott4 (05/18-07/23/15)1 Seats
  • NURS3016-B
  • 04:00-08:00 PM TMMcdermott4 (05/18-07/23/15)4 Seats

    Fall 2015
    Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • HSAM6200-A
  • -ONLINEIMcdermott2 (08/22-10/16/15)8 Seats
  • NURS3015-A
  • 07:45-09:35 AM W FMMcdermott3 (08/24-10/15/15)5 Seats
  • NURS3016-A
  • 09:45-12:35 PM W FMMcdermott3 (08/24-10/15/15)1 Seats
  • NURS3016-D
  • 03:45-06:35 PM W FMMcdermott3 (08/24-10/15/15)3 Seats
  • NURS3016-B
  • 12:45-03:35 PM W FMMcdermott3 (08/24-10/15/15)1 Seats
  • NURS3040-A
  • 04:40-07:30 PM TMMcdermott1 (08/24-12/12/15)5 Seats