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Kristine A Nelson


[Nelson, Kristine A]


Simulation Operations Manager, Smart Hospital™

UT Arlington College Nursing

Professional Preparation

    • 1976 B.S.N. Oregon Health and Sciences University
    • 1983 Master of Science in Nursing (Education),  Oregon Health and Sciences University


  • Membership
    • July 2013 to Present Society for Simulation in Healthcare
    • Dec 2011 to Present International Nursing Association of Simulation and Clinical Learning (INASCL)

Awards and Honors

    • Sep  2012 Certified Nurse Educator sponsored by National League for Nursing (NLN)

Research and Expertise

  • Expertise
    I am pleased and proud to be a member of the faculty at The University of Arlington School of Nursing.  I am dedicated to preparing undergraduate nursing students to provide safe and effective care to their patients, children as well as adults, and their family members.  I am continuously seeking improved methods and programs that will facilitate optimal learning for our nursing students. 


      Journal Article 2014
      • Domen, R.E., & Nelson, K.A. (1997).  Results of a survey of infectious disease testing practices by organ procurement organizations in the United States.  Transplantation, 63 (12), 1790-1794.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      • Pearsall, C., Pardue, K., Horton-Deutsch, S., Young, P., Halstead, J., Nelson, K., Morales, M., & Zungolo, E. (2014). Becoming a nurse faculty leader: Doing your homework to minimize risk-taking.  Journal of Professional Nursing, 30(1), 26-33.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Textbook 2013
      • McKinney, E., James, S., Murray, S., Nelson, K., & Ashwill, R. (Eds.). (2013). Maternal-Child Nursing (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

        {Textbook} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • LeFlore, JL., Anderson, M., Nelson, K., Thomas, P., E., Hardee, G., Zielke, M. (2012). Can Game Play Teach Student Nurses How To Save Lives - An Undergraduate Training Proposal for Student Nurses in Pediatric Respiratory Diseases with a Living World Gaming Construct? Simulation in Healthcare, 7(1),10-17.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Textbook 2012
      • James, S., Ashwill, R., & Nelson, K. (Eds.). (2012). Nursing Care of Children (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

        {Textbook} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • Young, P., Pearsall, C., Stiles, K., Nelson, K. & Horton-Deutsch, S. (2011). Becoming a nursing faculty leader.  Nursing Education Perspectives, 32(4), 222-228.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2010
      • Horton-Deutsch, S.,Young, P., & Nelson, K. (2010). Becoming a nursing faculty leader: Facing challenges through reflecting, persevering, and relating in new ways.  Journal of Nursing Management, 18, 487-493.          

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2009
      • Cason, C.L., Cazzell, M., Nelson, K., Hartman, V., Roye, J., & Mancini, M. (2009). Improving learning of airway management with case-based computer microsimulations. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 6(2), e15-e23.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      • Anderson, M., Holmes, T., Leflore, J. L., Nelson, K., & Jenkins, T. (2009). Standardized patients in educating student nurses: One school's experience. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 6(1), e61-e66.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2000
      • Domen, R.E., Yen-Lieberman, B., Nelson, K.A., et al. (2000). Use of an HBV-DNA hybridization assay in the evaluation of equivocal hepatitis B virus test in solid organ donors. Progress in Transplantation, 10 (1), 42-46.  

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1999
      • Siminoff, L.A., & Nelson, K.A. (1999).  The accuracy of hospital reports of organ donation eligibility, requests, and consent: A cross-validation study. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement, 25(3), 129-194.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1997
      • Coleman-Musser, L., & Nelson, K.A. (1997). The outcome of organs recovered from older donors. Journal of Transplant Coordinator, 7 (4), 190-194.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1996
      • Lewis, D.D., Vajentic, A.K., & Nelson, K.A. (1996).  Thirty hours from referral to cross-clamp: A case study in organ procurement.  Journal of Transplant Coordination, 6 (2), 75-77.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1995
      • Himes, L., Van Buren, C., Young, J., Standridge, R., Durand, R., & Nelson, K.A. (1995).  The chang-ing demographic of an organ donor population. Journal of Transplant Coordination, 5(2), 87-92.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1994
      • Standridge, R.D., Marymount, R., Durand, R., Reyes, D., & Nelson, K.A. (1994). Evaluation of an OPO’s response process.  Journal of Transplant Coordination, 4 (2), 84-87.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      • Kleiger, J., Nelson, K.A., Davis, R., et al. (1994). Analysis of factors influencing organ donation consent rates.  Journal of Transplant Coordination, 4 (3), 132-134.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1992
      • Richards, P., Nelson, K.A., Frazier, O., Radovancevic, B., Van Buren, C., & Young, J. (1992). Why referred potential heart donors aren’t utilized.  Texas Heart Institute Journal, 20 (3), 218-222.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      • Nelson, K.A., Marymount, R., Reyes, D., Durand, R., & Davis, R.J. (1992). Evaluation of the impact of an OPO’s educational efforts.  Journal of Transplant Coordination, 2 (3), 117-121.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1990
      • Hefty, T.R., Nelson, K.A., Hatch, T.R., & Barry, J. M. (1990). Ten years of training community urologists and general surgeons to do cadaver kidney retrievals. Journal of Urology, 143(1), 107-109.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      • Barry, J.M., Hefty, T.R., Nelson, K.A., & Johnston, T. (1990). Ten years of training community urologists & general surgeons to do cadaver kidney retrievals. Journal of Urology, 143 (5), 897-899.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]


  • 2014
    • Feb 2014 to Present Simulation
      Creating simulation learning activities that facilitate the development of clinical judgment skills in undergraduate nursing students.
      Role: PI:


      • NURS 4431-001 Nursing of Children and Adolescents
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009 Download Syllabus

Administrative Appointment

  • 2013
    • May 2013 to Present - Simulation Operations Manager, Smart Hospital, University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Nursing and Health Innovation