Mary N. Meyer, Ph.D., RN

Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Clinical Learning Laboratory
Ph.D., University of Kansas School of Nursing
MN, University of Kansas School of Nursing
BSN, Webster University, Kansas City, Mo.
Diploma, Registered Nurse, Research Medical Center School of Nursing, Kansas City, Mo.


Mary N. Meyer, Ph.D., RN, is a clinical assistant professor and director of the Clinical Learning Laboratory at the KU School of Nursing. In the classroom, she teaches Quality Improvement, Basic Assessment, and Therapuetuic Interventions. Meyer uses task trainers, high fidelity manikins, and the simulated electronic medical record to immerse students in active learning enviornments.

In 2011 she formed a campus-wide simulation interest group whose members became faculty leaders for Interprofesional Education at KU Medical Center.

As director of the Clinical Learning Lab, Meyer works across health professions to develop, implement and evaulate simulations. She collaborates with undergraduate and graduate faculty to provide realistic simulation environments for acute care, outpatient and home settings.

Meyer's research interests include teaching with technology and newly licensed nurse transition. As part of her evaluation on the impact of technology on learning, she studied the performance of nursing students in online vs. classroom environments. She also documented positive effects of simulation on clinical performance. Further, Meyer has experience with large data sets, having performed a secondary data analysis to identify factors correlated with newly licensed nurses' planned turnover.

Her current research includes evaluating the effect of computer based simulations on decision-making, and a multi-site international study to understand the impact of a deliberate practice debriefing model on nursing student performance. She is co-investigator on several interprofessional simulation projects with colleagues in Medicine and Health Professions focused on improving the quality of geriatric healthcare. Dr. Meyer has presented her simulation work at many regional, national, and international meetings

Professional Societies and Affiliations

  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), June 2008-present, member
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society, January 2009-present, member
  • National League of Nursing, July 2007-present, member
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare, July 2007-present, member
  • Sigma Theta Tau, 2014, recording secreary; 2002-present, member

 Publications

  • Meyer, M., Groller, K., Myers, S., Busenhart, C., Waugh, S., & Stegenga, K. (2014). Simulation as a Learning Experience: Perceptions of New Registered Nurses. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10 384-394. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2014.03.002  
  • Boehm, H., Vandenberg-Eide, B., Johnson, A., Meyer, M., Bradford, T., Winright, S., & Long, K., (2013). Nurse Academy. American Journal of Nursing, 113, 66-69.
  • Meyer, M., Connors, H., Hou, G., & Gajewski, B. (2011). The effect of simulation on clinical performance: A junior nursing student clinical comparison study. Simulation in Healthcare, 6, 269-276.
  •  Meyer, M. (2002). Avoid PCU bottlenecks with proper admission and discharge criteria.  Nursing Management, 33, p. 31-35.
  •  Meyer, M. (2002). Select the right PCU players. Nursing Management, 33, p. 34-35.

Books/Chapters/Reviews

  • Warren, J.J., Manos, L.V., Meyer, M. & Roche, A. (2012). Chapter 48, Integrating an Academic Electronic Health Record into Simulations. In Campbell, S.H. & Daley, K. (2nd eds) (2012). Simulation Scenarios for Nurse Educators: Making it Real (2nd Ed). New York, N.Y.: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.  
  • Kumm, S. & Meyer, M.N. (2011). POCit Videos: Point of Care Instant Teacher. In Bonnel & Smith Teaching Technologies in Nursing and the Health Professions: Strategies that go Beyond Simulation on Online Courses. New York: Springer.
  • Meyer, M. N. (2011). Patient safety: Falls and restraints; Elimination. In Wilkinson & Treas' Fundamental of Nursing 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis. 
  • Meyer, M. N.(2011) Peer review Cardiovascular and Pulmonary chapters. In Wilkinson & Treas' Fundamental of Nursing 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.   
  • Warren, J. J., Meyer, M. N., Thompson, T., & Roche, A., (2010). Transforming Nursing Education:  Integrating Informatics and Simulations. In Weaver, Delaney, Weber & Carr's (Eds.), Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century: An International Look at Practice, Trends and the Future (Second Ed.). Chicago: HIMSS Press.

Podium Presentations at Conferences

Scotten, M., & Meyer, M. (2014, January). SSH Interprofessional Education Affinity Group: A Pecha Kucha Session on Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education-The Importance of Evaluation. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2014, January. San Francisco, CA (International).

Manos, L., Johnston, K., Meyer, M., & Roche, A., 2013, October. TeamSTEPPS and Simulation. 40th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development. Lessons from Oz: Assuring Capabilities for Future Nursing Education and Practice. Pre-conference workshop, Kansas City, Missouri (Invited speaker)

Meyer, M., Neal, M, Swoboda, S. (2013, July)  Supporting Curricular Outcomes Through Strategic Integration of Simulation. Pre-conference workshop at Contemporary Forums Revolutionizing Nursing Education Using Interprofessional Teams and Technology. Anaheim California (Invited speaker).

Meyer, M. (2013, July) Incorporating Technologies into Simulation at Contemporary Forums Revolutionizing Nursing Education Using Interprofessional Teams and Technology. Anaheim California (Invited speaker).

Meyer, M. (2013, July) Low and High Technology Approaches to IPE at Contemporary Forums Revolutionizing Nursing Education Using Interprofessional Teams and Technology. Anaheim California (Invited speaker).

Godfrey, N., & Meyer, M., (2013) Concept Based Learning: A Hands-On Approach (2013, May) San Antonio College Faculty Workshop. (Invited speaker).  

Scotten, M., & Meyer, M.(October 2012). Teaching communication Skills Through Inter-Professional Simulation. Healthcare It Takes a Team, American Academy on Communication in Healthcare. Providence, Rhode Island.

Meyer, M., Anderson, M., Scotten, M., Shaw, P., Swagerty, D., Miles, G., Martinez, J., Mancini, M., (2012, January). Using simulation to meet the challenge of providing interprofessional experiences for Nursing and Medical students on different campuses. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2012. San Diego, CA. (International).

Scotten, M., Meyer, M., Manos, L., and Davidow, L. (2012, January). Meet Cara Morgan. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2012. San Diego, CA. (International).

Meyer, M., (2011, October). Simulation improves Clinical Performance. Oklahoma SUN (Laerdal sponsored Simulation Users Network), Stillwater, OK.  [invited speaker]. 

Warren, J.J., Meyer, M.N., & Roche, A.J., (2010, January). Task Trainers, Patient Simulators and EHR's Oh my!  International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2010. Phoenix, AZ. (International).

Meyer, M. (2003, April). Working in High-Acuity Units: What You Need To Know. Nursing 2003 pre-conference (6 CEU). Orlando, FL. Audience: Approximately 120 acute care nurses. (National)

Meyer, M. (2002, April). Critical Care: Not just in the ICU anymore. Nursing 2002 pre-conference (6 CEU). Las Vegas, NV. Audience: over 200 acute care nurses. (National)

Meyer, M. (2000, October). Nursing care after chest surgery for lung carcinoma. 5th Annual Oncology Symposium.  Kansas City MO. Audience: Approximately 50 oncology nurses and physicians. (Regional).

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Daisy Award, 2014
  • Nominee, 2014 Elsevier Exceptional Nursing Educator Award
  • National League for Nurses Simulation Leader, 2012
  • Phylis Keeney Lawrence Teaching Award, 2012 

 

Last modified: Sep 16, 2014

Contact

Mary N. Meyer, Ph.D., RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Clinical Learning Laboratory

P: (913) 588-1647
mmeyer4@kumc.edu

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