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Leann Horsley

Leann Horsley


Assistant Dean, Associate Professor (Sioux Falls)

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Mailing Address

University Center-Nursing
2300 Career Ave Ste 260
Sioux Falls, SD 57107


Leann Horsley, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE is a Certified Nurse Educator, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, and TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer as well as an active member of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Her areas of interest and research are in the use of clinical simulation with interprofessional education and collaborative practice to improve team training and patient safety. Dr. Horsley is a nursing leader and scholar with numerous publications and presentations on the local, national, and international level.


PhD, University of Kansas
MS, University of Oklahoma
BSN, University of Oklahoma

Awards and Honors

Goodale Nursing Faculty Scholar, 2018
INACSL Excellence Award: Service, 2017
Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy, Scholar, 2014-2016

Professional Memberships

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)
National League for Nursing (NLN)
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)

Work Experience

Lead Nurse Planner, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) 2015-2018
Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing 2012-2017
Instructor/Simulation Educator, Hines VA Nursing Academy 2010-2012

Area(s) of Research

Clinical Simulation, Interprofessional Education/Collaborative Practice, Nursing Education

Applications of Research

Badowski, D., Horsley, T. L., Rossler, K., Mariani, B., & Gonzalez, L. (2018). Electronic charting during simulation: A descriptive study. Computers, Informatics, Nursing (in press)
Horsley, T. L., O’Rourke, J., Mariani, B., Doolen, J., & Pariseault, C. (2018). An integrative review of interprofessional simulation in nursing education. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 22, 5-12.
O’Rourke, J., Horsley, T. L., B. Mariani, J. Doolen, & C. Pariseault. (2018). An integrative review of interprofessional simulation in nursing practice. Journal of Continuing Education, 49(2), 91-96.
Desmond, M. B., Burkhart, E., Horsley, T. L., Gerc, S. C., & Bretscheider, A. (2017). Development and psychometric evaluation of a spiritual care simulation and companion performance checklist for a veteran using a standardized patient. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 0(0), 1-16.
Donnelly, M., Horsley, T. L., Adams, W., Gallagher, P., & Zibricky, D. (2017). The effect of simulation on undergraduate nursing student’s knowledge of nursing ethics principles. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 0(0), 1-7. DOI:10.1177/0844562117731975
Atz, T., & Horsley, T. L., (2017). Leading the science: Research in simulation. In C. Foisy-Doll & K. Leighton (Eds.), Simulation champions: Fostering courage, caring, and connection. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
Reed, T., Horsley, T. L., Muccino, K., Quinones, D., Siddall, V., McCarthy, J., & Adams, W. (2017). Simulation using TeamSTEPPS® to promote interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Nurse Educator, 1-6. DOI:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000350
Doolen, J., Mariani, B., Atz, T., Horsley, T. L., O’Rourke, J., McAfee, K., & Cross, C. (2016). High-fidelity simulation in undergraduate nursing education: A review of simulation reviews. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12(7), 290-302.
Horsley, T. L., Reed, T., Muccino, K., Quinones, D., Siddall, V., & McCarthy, J. (2016). Developing a foundation for interprofessional education within nursing and medical curricula, Nurse Educator, 41(5) 234-238.DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000255
Breymier, T., Rutherford-Hemming, T., Horsley, T. L., Atz, T., Smith, L., Badowski, D., & Connor, K. (2015). Substitution of clinical experience with simulation in prelicensure nursing programs: A national survey in the United States, Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 11(11), 472-478.
Horsley, T. L., & Wambach, K. (2015). The effect of nursing faculty presence on students’ level of anxiety, self-confidence, and clinical performance during a clinical simulation experience, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11(1), 4-10.
Horsley, T. L., Bensfield, L. A., Sojka, S., & Schmitt, A., (2014). Multiple patient simulation: Guidelines and examples, Nurse Educator, 39(6), 311-315. DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000087
Bensfield, L., Olech, M., & Horsley, T. L., (2012). Simulation for high-stakes evaluation in nursing, Nurse Educator, 37(2), 71-74. DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e3182461b8c
Horsley, T. L. (2010). Education theory and classroom games: Increasing knowledge and fun in the classroom, Journal of Nursing Education, 49(6), 363-364. DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20090521-02