Released on April 11, 2022

The professor was honored by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. It is the third time in three years a UCF nursing faculty member has been recognized.

Anderson received the 2022 Outstanding Scholar Award at the NONPF Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 9.

Professor and Healthcare Simulation Program Director Mindi Anderson has been recognized by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) with a 2022 Outstanding Scholar Award. Anderson was honored during the 2022 NONPF annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 9.

The Outstanding Scholar Award recognizes a nurse practitioner educator who has made a significant impact to the advancement of nursing through funded research and published scholarly works in the areas of nurse practitioner practice, education and policy.

Dr. Mindi Anderson, Healthcare Simulation, UCF College of Nursing

Anderson, who is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care, is one of the world’s foremost experts in healthcare simulation education. Her research, which includes the use of simulation in preparing nursing students for practice, has advanced nursing science and helped establish best practices in healthcare simulation education.

“These contributions have directly translated from the classroom to the clinical setting, impacting nurse practitioner clinical practice and ultimately, patient outcomes,” said Christopher W. Blackwell, director of UCF’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program.

An active researcher in the field, Anderson’s findings have been cited nearly 1,000 times, and she has presented her research both nationally and internationally. She also is co-inventor on two patents related to simulation and training.

Earlier this year, Anderson was inducted as a Fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Academy of Nursing Education, and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning.

Anderson is the third College of Nursing faculty member to receive recognition from NONPF in the last three years. Last year, UCF Daytona Site Coordinator Leslee A. D’Amato-Kubiet earned the Preceptor Gold Star Award and in 2020, Assistant Professor Frank Guido-Sanz was honored with an Outstanding Researcher Award.

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