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Paula Carson

Paula Carson


Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing

Office Building

Wagner Hall



Mailing Address

Wagner Hall 337
Undergrad Nursing-Box 2275
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Received Institution & Location Major Degree
1992 University of Arizona Clinical Nursing Research PhD
1983 University of Minnesota CNS - Nursing Education MS
1975 South Dakota State University Nursing BS

Academic Interests

Simulation as a learning method - roles; standardized pateitns, debreifing methods
Grounded Theory methodlogy
Critical Care Nursing
Qualitative Methodology
Adult Medical Surgical and Nursing Education

Academic Responsibilities

Graduate and undergraduate courses - theory, lab, simulations

Committee Activities

Athletic Board - SDSU
SDSU College of Nursing Simulation and Infomratic Committee
SDSU College of Nursing HCSC Committee
Educational Content Advisory Team - Society of Simulation in Healthcare
2020 IMSH liason

Awards and Honors

1983 to present CCRN certification by American Association of Critical Nurses
2017-present CHSE certification by Society of Simulation in Healthcare
2018-2019 CETL Fellow – South Dakota State University
2016-2017 INACSL-CAE Simulation Fellowship Dallas Cohort
2016-present Manuscript Reviewer for Clinical Simulation in Nursing

Professional Memberships

Association for Standard Patient Educators
Society for Simulation in Healthcare - SSH Educational Content Advisory Team
International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation - Manuscript Reviewer for Clinical Simulation in Nursing
American Nurses Association
South Dakota Nurses Association
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau International and Phi Chapter member

Work Experience

1992 – Present SDSU, College of Nursing, Brookings, SD; Associate Professor
Summer 92, 93, 94 Good Samratian Clinic, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Summers 87, 88, 89 Philmont Boy Scout Ranch, Cimarron, NM
1983-1989 SDSU, College of Nursing, Brookings, SD; Assistant Professor
1975 -1983 Staff and Charge Nurse - University Hospitals, Mpls, MN