A nationally certified telehealth provider and educator, Assistant Professor Dawn O. Eckhoff oversees telehealth technology in the college’s accredited Simulation, Technology, Innovation & Modeling Center. Her research focus is on telehealth, telesimulation and simulation evaluation, which she has published and presented nationally. Currently, Eckhoff is conducting research in the Family Nurse Practitioner DNP program aimed at helping graduate nursing students learn, understand and become more comfortable using telehealth technologies. She plans to leverage her two decades of experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner in future studies to explore how telehealth can help pediatric patients with disabilities and disparities, and their parents. In addition to her academic appointments, she maintains a clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner in Central Florida.

  • PhD, University of Central Florida
  • MSN, University of Florida
  • BSN, University of South Florida
  • Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation, University of Central Florida
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Reviewer, Journal for Nurse Practitioners
  • Reviewer, Journal of Nursing Education
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Noble Knight Nurse Award, Education Category, UCF College of Nursing, 2020
Selected Professional Activities
  • Social Media Chair, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulation Learning
  • National League for Nursing
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Expertise & Research

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented Reality
  • eHealth
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Nursing Education
  • Pediatrics / Neonatal
  • Population Health: Pediatrics
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Simulation
  • Technology
  • Telehealth
Research Areas
  • Quality, Safety & Patient Outcomes
  • Simulation, Technology & Modeling
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