Director of Simulation/Clinical Faculty
Ms. Hébert earned a Master of Science in Medical Simulation from Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She also received a BSN from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.
Ms. Susan Hébert, MSMS, RN, CHSE, is currently the Health Innovation in Technology and Simulation Lab Director and Clinical Faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing. Her clinical background is in Neonatal Intensive Care where she fulfilled roles including unit educator and regional outreach education focusing on improving morbidity and mortality outcomes. She has a unique educator experience integrating simulation for both medical and nursing programs. At the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, her responsibilities included incorporating needs-based simulation training in clinical and academic settings. In her current role as a simulation director, she oversees simulation administration, including management of simulation personnel, integration into curricula, facilitation logistics and necessary elements for program accreditation.
Ms. Hébert serves as a consultant in simulation processes including design and renovation of simulation spaces and development of simulation educational curriculum. Additionally, she actively pursues opportunities to develop and integrate educational healthcare technologies for use in simulation. Her research is focused on immersion of newly developed simulation technologies to train healthcare providers and use of standardized patients in Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) programs.