Lisa Varenhorst

Lisa Varenhorst

Instructor

NURSING

SF SEC 121

Phone: (605) 357-1539

Email: Lisa.Varenhorst@usd.edu

Bio:

Graduated with my BSN in May 2005 from Morningside College. Earned my MSN from Walden University in 2011. I hold an advanced certification in Simulation the CHSE-A. Worked as a bedside NICU RN, as well as the NICU Clinical Nurse Educator prior to coming to USD Sioux Falls.


Teaching Interests:

I am passionate about simulation and working to bring relevant topics to the learners so they have a chance to practice and see a situation prior to having it happen with a real patient in the hospital. Simulation provides new nurses with experiences to pull from enabling them to recall what happened and what to do when those same situations present themselves in the hospital setting.


Research Interests:

I am very interested in simulation research and how it can be utilized to further the learning, and possibly bridge the gap between the academic and hospital settings.


Education:

  • MS, Nursing, Walden University, 2011
  • BS, Nursing, Morningside College, 2005

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support Instructor, American Heart Association
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator - Advanced (CHSE-A), Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH)
  • Registered Nurse (RN), South Dakota Board of Nursing
  • Neonatal Resusitation Program Instructor (NRP), American Academy of Pediatrics

Publications:

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  • Letcher, Deborah C., Roth, Shelly J., and Varenhorst, Lisa. Simulation-Based Learning: Improving Knowledge and Clinical Judgment Within the NICU, 284-290. Vol. 13, Iss. 6. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 2017. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecns.2017.03.001)