Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF

Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst
Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEFMarquette University

Clark Hall, 368

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3817

Associate Professor of Nursing

Highest Degree

Ph.D., Indiana University, Indianapolis

 

Courses Taught

  • HEAL 8003 Quantitative Research
  • NURS 6010 Research and Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

Research Interests

My program of research is focused on a) developing, using, and testing innovative teaching methods to improve students’ clinical reasoning skills to be ready for practice, and b) investigating how teachers can best be prepared to use evidence-based methods including simulation and debriefing to enhance clinical teaching.

Professional Affiliations

  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (President-Elect 2016-2017)
  • National League for Nursing
  • Wisconsin Nurses Association
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • International Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Society

Certifications

Certified Nurse Educator

Selected Publications

Dreifuerst, K.T. (2009). The essentials of debriefing in simulation learning: A concept analysis. Nursing Education Perspectives, 30(2), 109–114.

Dreifuerst, K.T. (2010). Debriefing for meaningful learning: Fostering development of clinical reasoning through simulation. (Order No. 3617512, Indiana University). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 212. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1527174151?accountid=7398. (1527174151).

 Dreifuerst, K.T. (2011). Debriefing for meaningful learning: A reflective strategy to foster clinical reasoning. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 7(6), e250-e250. doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2011.09.023.

Mariani, B., Cantrell, M. A., Meakim, C., Prieto, P., & Dreifuerst, K.T. (2012). Structured debriefing and students’ clinical judgment abilities in simulation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 9(5), e147-155. doi: 0.1016/j.ecns.2011.11.009.

Dreifuerst, K.T. (2012). Using debriefing for meaningful learning to foster development of clinical reasoning in simulation. Journal of Nursing Education, 51(4), 1-8, doi: 10.3928/01484834-20120409-02.

McNelis, A., Ironside, P., Ebright, P., Dreifuerst, K. T., Zvonar, S., & Conner, S. (2014). Learning nursing practice: A multisite, multimethod investigation of clinical education. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 4(4), 30-35.

Jeffries, P. R., Dreifuerst, K.T., Kardong-Edgren, S., & Hayden, J. (2015). Faculty development when initiating simulation programs: Lessons learned from the national simulation study. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 5(4), 17-23.

Dreifuerst, K.T. & Kardong-Edgren, S. (2015). The road was paved with good intentions. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2014.12.001.

Dreifuerst, K.T. (2015). Getting started with debriefing for meaningful learning. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11(5), 268-275. doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2015.01.005.

Dreifuerst, K.T., McNelis, A.M., Weaver, M.T., Broome, M.E., Draucker, C.B. & Fedko, A.S. (2016). Exploring the Pursuit of Doctoral Education by Nurses Seeking or Intending to Stay in Faculty Roles. Journal of Professional Nursing.32 (2), doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2016.01.014.

Bradley, C.S., & Dreifuerst, K.T. (2016). Pilot Testing the Debriefing for Meaningful Learning Evaluation Scale. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 13(3), 1-4, doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2016.01.008.

Rudolph, J. W., Palaganas, J., Fey, M. K., Morse, C. J., Onello, R., Dreifuerst, K. T., & Simon, R.(2016). A DASH to the top: Educator debriefing standards as a path to practice readiness for nursing students. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12(9), 412-417. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2016.05.003

Fedko, A.S. & Dreifuerst, K.T. (2016). A Pilot Study Examining the Relationship between Clinical Judgment and Nursing Actions in Prelicensure Students. Nurse Educator. DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000290

Book Chapters

Jeffries, P.R., Aschenbrenner, D., Dreifuerst, K.T., Hensel, D., Keenan, C., & Vazanno, J. (2012). Using Simulation to Increase Clinical Reasoning and Judgment. In K.H. Frith and D.J. Clark (Eds.) Distance Education in Nursing (3rd. Edition), New York: Springer Publishing.

Decker, S. & Dreifuerst, K.T. (2012). Integrating guided reflection into simulated learning experiences. In P.R. Jeffries (Ed.) Simulation in nursing education: From conceptualization to evaluation (2nd Edition), New York: The National League for Nursing. Awarded a 2013 AJN Book of the Year in the Category of Nursing Education.

Dreifuerst, K.T., & Decker, S. (2012). Debriefing: An Essential Component for Learning in Simulation Pedagogy. In P.R. Jeffries (Ed.) Simulation in nursing education: From conceptualization to evaluation (2nd Edition), New York: The National League for Nursing. Awarded a 2013 AJN Book of the Year in the Category of Nursing Education.

Jeffries, P.R., Dreifuerst, K.T., Aschenbrenner, D., Adamson, K. & Parsons Shram, A. (2013). Simulation. In M.H. Oermann (Ed.) Teaching in Nursing: The Complete Guide. New York: Springer Publishing.

Dreifuerst, K.T., Horton-Deutsch, S. & Henao, H. (2014). Meaningful debriefing. In P.J. Jeffries (Ed.) Clinical Simulations in Nursing Education: Advanced Concepts, Trends, and Opportunities. Washington, DC: National League for Nursing.

Dreifuerst, K.T. & Bradley, C.S. (2015). Transformation of teaching and learning through debriefing for meaningful learning. In G. Sherwood & S. Horton-Deutsch, (Eds.) Reflective organizations: On the frontlines to transform education and practice. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International.

Honors and Awards

  • Advancing the Science Award (2015); Midwest Nursing Research Society (Nursing Education Research Section)
  • Fellow, Center for Nursing Education Research (2014-2016); Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Research in Nursing Education
  • Fellow, Academy of Nursing Education (2014); National League for Nursing
  • Debra Spunt Endowed Lectureship (2014); NLN-Laerdal
  • The Excellence Award for Creativity and Development of New Materials in the Academic Setting (2013); International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
  • Dissertation Award (2011); Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Jonas Scholar (2010-2011); National League for Nursing-Jonas Foundation for Nursing Education Research

Grants

  • P.I., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education (2012-2015); $300,000; Exploring the State of Doctoral Education: Implications for the Nursing Faculty Shortage. Broome, M.E., Weaver, M.T., Draucker, C.B., & McNelis, A.M., Co-Investigators.
  • P.I., Rose M. Mays Excellence in Teaching Diversity Award (2014-2015); $10,000;Exploring the Use of Debriefing in Clinical Post-Conferences.
  • P.I., National League for Nursing Research Grant (2011-2014); $12,251; A Pilot Study Exploring the Use of Debriefing in Clinical Post-Conferences. Ironside, P.M., Bartlett-Ellis, R. Co-Investigators.
  • P.I., Indiana University School of Nursing, Research Incentive Fund (2011-2014); $10,000; A Pilot Study Exploring the Use of Debriefing in Clinical Post-Conferences. Ironside, P.M., Bartlett-Ellis, R. Co-Investigators.
  • P.I., Sigma Theta Tau International Joan K. Stout Research Grant (2009-2010); $3,725; Debriefing for Meaningful Learning: Development of a Faculty Facilitated Debriefing Strategy to Foster Clinical Reasoning in Nursing Students.
  • P.I., Debra L. Spunt Mini Grant-International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (2009-2010); $500; Debriefing for Meaningful Learning: Determining the Impact of Faculty Facilitated Debriefing on Student Learning.