Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing, Clinical Track
Critical care, Simulation and Debriefing, Medical-Surgical Nursing
N203: Historical & Conceptual Basis for Nursing
N210: Health Assessment
N211: Foundations of Nursing Practice
N311: Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults
Kristin earned her BSN at Eastern University and her MSN in Nursing Education from Messiah College. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member at Messiah, Kristin served as the Director of Simulation at Eastern University where she spearheaded the integration of simulation into undergraduate and graduate-level nursing programs. She is a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), the National League for Nursing (NLN), the American Association of Critical-Care Nursing (AACN), and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Kristin also earned a BA in English/Professional Writing from the University of Delaware. She is currently a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice- Family Nurse Practitioner program at Messiah as well.
Kristin is a certified critical-care nurse (CCRN), having begun her nursing career in a cardio-thoracic intensive care unit. In addition to her ICU background, Kristin has also worked as a nurse in progressive care units, medical-surgical floors, and telemetry floors. Currently, she works per diem as an ICU/Med-Surg/Telemetry Nurse at UPMC Pinnacle.
In addition to her professional interests, Kristin also enjoys spending time with her husband and family as well as watching Olympic sports.
2021 WellSpan Collaborative Evidence-Based Practice & Nursing Research Conference
“The Impact of Structured Debriefing on Prelicensure Nursing Students’ Clinical Judgment Development”
Outstanding Poster Award Winner
Nursing Education Research Conference (a Sigma and NLN Event): Poster Presentation, Spring 2020
“The Impact of Structured Debriefing on Prelicensure Nursing Students’ Clinical Judgment Development.”
Eastern University Faculty Seminar, Spring 2020
“Using Debriefing Beyond Simulation”
Eastern University School of Nursing, Fall 2019
“Simulation Education Workshop”
2019 UPMC Pinnacle Research Roundtable
“The Benefits of Using a Standardized Symptom-triggered Opioid Withdrawal Protocol to Reduce Length of Detox and Hospital Stay and Increase Patient and Staff Satisfaction”
2018 UPMC Pinnacle Nursing Research Conference
“To T or Not to T? Evaluating Trendelenburg to Treat Hypotension: An Evidence-Based Practice Project”
2017 UPMC Pinnacle Research Roundtable Presentations
“Workplace Violence: The Effect of a Multi-Modal Approach in Decreasing Workplace Violence in Emergency Departments”