Dr. Dawn Eckhoff is nationally certified as a telehealth provider and educator by the Center for Telehealth Innovation, Education & Research (C-TIER) at Old Dominion University. Her research focus is on telehealth, including simulation, and she oversees telehealth technology in the college’s accredited STIM Center.

Her published work includes research in telehealth, telesimulation and simulation evaluation. She has received grants from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Association for nursing research in telehealth, as well as an interdisciplinary grant with the UCF College of Engineering from the National Science Foundation.

Currently, she is conducting research using telehealth and simulation in the Family Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The aim of her research is to help students learn, understand and become more comfortable using telehealth technologies. Future studies are planned to explore how telehealth can help pediatric patients with disabilities and disparities, and their parents.

Dr. Eckhoff teaches Advanced Health Assessment in the three BSN to DNP program tracks and Pediatrics in the Family Nurse Practitioner DNP program. In 2020, she was named as one of the college’s 40 Noble Knight Nurse alumni honorees for her work as an educator.


  • PhD, University of Central Florida
  • MSN, University of Florida
  • BSN, University of South Florida

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