Deborah Bennett, PhD, RN, CHSE
Deborah Bennett, PhD, RN, CHSE, has been a nurse educator for over twenty years and a nurse clinician for over thirty years. She is a generalist with specialties in pediatrics and primary care. As a nurse educator, she has taught in associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree nursing programs. Deborah was the Simulation Director for California State University San Marcos for thirteen years. During that time, she developed CSUSM’s simulation program and facilitated simulation for all levels of nursing students. Deborah assisted Speech-Language Pathology faculty at CSUSM in the development of their simulation program utilizing standardized patients. Also, while at CSUSM she collaborated with other healthcare disciplines to develop and facilitate interprofessional education simulations.
Deborah obtained a PhD from Washington State University in August 2015. The area of research was instrument development for pediatric medication administration competencies through simulation which was found to be reliable and valid. She is a member of SSH, SPN, INACSL, and a reviewer for the journal Clinical Simulation in Nursing. She was instrumental in launching the San Diego Simulation Collaborative and has been CSA faculty for many years.