One of the world’s first 20 certified advanced health care simulation educators, Dr. Mindi Anderson leads the Healthcare Simulation graduate program at the UCF College of Nursing.

Anderson’s research areas include virtual and game-based simulation, new simulation technologies, standardized patients, interprofessional education using simulation, and use of simulation in preparing students for nursing practice.

Most recently she was part of an interdisciplinary research team working on a funded project that evaluated role-modeling and simulation, some of which were hybrid simulations using a mannequin-based simulator and standardized actors. The results of these groundbreaking studies have helped to establish best practices for using role-modeling for undergraduate and graduate students in a new role.

She was also co-investigator for a funded research study that developed and evaluated a virtual game trainer to teach students about respiratory diseases in the pediatric population.

An early pioneer in the field of healthcare simulation education, her research has been widely published and presented both nationally and internationally. For her contributions, she was recently honored with an international Healthcare Simulation Educator of the Year award.

  • PhD in Health Studies, Texas Woman’s University
  • MSN, The University of Texas at Arlington
  • BSN, Texas Christian University
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