Peggy P. Hill is an assistant professor at the UCF College of Nursing. A Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, she is passionate about preparing new nurses for a safe and effective transition to practice and serves as a simulation facilitator for pre-licensure and RN to BSN undergraduate nursing students. She has been an RN since 1996, serving in a variety of specialties including perioperative, endoscopy, medical-surgical, orthopedics, neurology, school health and home health nursing. Her area of research focuses on simulation and safety, including interruption management skills, disaster preparedness, vulnerable populations, content expertise and virtual simulation. 

  • PhD, University of Central Florida
  • MSN, University of Central Florida
  • BSN, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation, University of Central Florida
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Reviewer, Simulation & Gaming
Selected Honors & Awards
  • Doctoral Research Award, National League for Nursing/Southern Nursing Research Society, 2021
  • Instructor of the Year Faculty Excellence Award, Florida Student Nurses Association, 2019
Selected Professional Activities
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Sigma Honor Society of Nursing, Governance Committee
  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning


References vSim and Shadow Health study

Expertise & Research

Research Areas
  • Aging & Vulnerable Populations
  • Quality, Safety & Patient Outcomes
  • Simulation, Technology & Modeling
  • Community Health
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Population Health: Adults
  • Simulation
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