An early pioneer in healthcare simulation education who is today one of the world’s foremost experts in the field, Mindi Anderson is the inaugural and current program director of the Healthcare Simulation graduate program at the UCF College of Nursing. Anderson’s research, which includes virtual and game-based simulation, new simulation technologies, standardized patients, interprofessional education using simulation and use of simulation in preparing students for nursing practice, has been widely published and presented both nationally and internationally. Her findings over the last 14 years have advanced nursing science and helped to establish best practices in healthcare simulation education. In addition, Anderson is part of an interdisciplinary team at UCF that has been issued two patents on advances in simulation and training.

  • PhD in Health Studies, Texas Woman’s University
  • MSN, The University of Texas at Arlington
  • BSN, Texas Christian University
  • Telehealth Certification for Educators & Providers, Old Dominion University
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Associate Editor, Simulation & Gaming
  • Editorial Board, Society for Simulation in Healthcare Journal
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Fellow, Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy, 2022
  • Teaching Incentive Program (TIP), University of Central Florida College of Nursing, 2021
  • Educator of the Year, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 2021
  • Research Incentive Award (RIA), University of Central Florida College of Nursing, 2021
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) award, Faculty Affairs Committee, University of Central Florida, 2020
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2018
Selected Professional Activities
  • Simulation Committee Member, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • Board Member, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
  • SSH Accreditation Reviewer, Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Associate Editor for Healthcare Simulation Dictionary, Society of Simulation in Healthcare
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) Advisory Team Member, Society of Simulation in Healthcare

Expertise & Research

  • Augmented Reality
  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • Gaming / Mobile Apps
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Mixed Research Methods
  • Nursing Education
  • Pediatrics / Neonatal
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quality / Safety
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Simulation
  • Technology
  • Telehealth
  • Virtual Reality
Research Areas
  • Simulation, Technology & Modeling
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