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Ph.D., Indiana University - Indianapolis
HEAL 8003 Quantitative Research
HEAL 6101 Foundations of Learner Centered Teaching
HEAL 6102 Curriculum Design and Implementation
HEAL 6103 Assessing Learners and Programs
HEAL 6104 Facilitating Learning in Clinical Environments
HEAL 6105 Classroom and Online Teaching
As a pedagogical nurse scientist, Dr. Dreifuerst's program of research is focused on expertise in reflection and becoming a reflective practitioner and includes a) developing, using, and testing innovative teaching methods to improve prelicensure and graduate students’ clinical reasoning skills to be ready for practice, and b) investigating how faculty can best be prepared to use evidence-based methods including simulation and debriefing to enhance teaching and learning.
International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (President 2016-2019)
National League for Nursing
Wisconsin Nurses Association
Midwest Nursing Research Society
International Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Sigma Theta Tau International Society
Certified Nurse Educator
Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Dreifuerst
Young-Brice, A., & Dreifuerst, K.T. (2019). Exploring grit among black prelicensure nursing students. Nursing Education Perspectives.
Young-Brice, A., & Dreifuerst, K.T. (2018). Exploration of mindfulness among ethnic minority undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Educator, PAP. doi: 1097/NNE.0000000000000629.
McNelis, A.M., Dreifuerst, K.T., & Schwindt. R. (2018). Educating Nurses for the Faculty Role. Nurse Educator, PAP. doi: 1097/NNE.0000000000000597.
Young-Brice, A., Dreifuerst, K.T., Buseh, A. (2018). Being invisible: Stereotype threat in undergraduate nursing programs. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(3), 159-162. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20180221-06.
Dreifuerst, K.T., Mariani, B., & Gore, T. (2018). Response to ‘ASPiH standards for simulation-based education: process of consultation, design and implementation’ by Purva and Nicklin. British Medical Journal, 4 (3), X. doi: 10.1136/bmjstel-2018-000314.
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.
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), 202-212, doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2016.01.014.
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.
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.
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.
Dreifuerst, K.T. (2012). Using debriefing for meaningful learning to foster development of clinical reasoning in simulation. Journal of Nursing Education, 51(4), 3-11, doi: 10.3928/01484834-20120409-02.
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. (2009). The essentials of debriefing in simulation learning: A concept analysis. Nursing Education Perspectives, 30(2), 109–114.
Frenn, M. & Dreifuerst, K.T. (2018). The Use of the Core Competencies of Nurse Educators: A Review of Literature. In J.A. Halstead & B. Patterson (Eds.) Nurse Educator Competencies: Creating an Evidence-Based Practice for Nurse Educators (2nd Edition). New York: The National League for Nursing.
Dreifuerst, K.T. (2017). Forward. In S.G. Forneris and M. Fey (Eds.) Critical Conversations. New York: The National League for Nursing.
Jeffries, P.R., Dreifuerst, K.T. & Adamson, K. (2017). Simulation. In M.H. Oermann (Ed.) Teaching in Nursing: The Complete Guide (2nd Edition). New York: Springer Publishing.
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.
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.
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., & 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.
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.
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.
Fellow, (2018) American Academy of Nursing
Distinguished Alumni Award (2018); Luther College, Department of Nursing, Decorah, IA
Outstanding Researcher Award (2017); Midwest Nursing Research Society (Translational Science Research Section)
Fellow, Academy of Nursing Education (2014), National League for Nursing
Debra Spunt Endowed Lectureship (2014), National League for Nursing
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 Nursing Education Research Section
Jonas Scholar, Inaugural Class (2010), National League for Nursing, Jonas Foundation for Nursing Education Research
2019-2020: Co-I, (PI: Bradley, C.S., Co-I: Johnson, B.K., Woda, A., Hansen, J., Loomis, A.). “Measuring the Impact of Training on the Use of Debriefing for Meaningful Learning: Faculty and Student Outcomes.” National League for Nursing, Washington, DC
2019-2020: Co-I, (PI: Woda, A.). “A Pilot Study Testing the Impact of a Train the Trainer Program on the use of Debriefing for Meaningful Learning.” Wallace Research Award, Marquette University College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI
2018-2019: Consultant, (PI: Young-Brice, A.). “Grit as a Predictor of Academic Success Among Associate Degree Nursing Students.” Ruth Donnelly Corcoran Research Award, National League for Nursing, Washington, DC
2017-2018: Co-PI, (PI: Woda, A., Co-I: Hansen, J.L.). “Exploring the Impact of Simulation on Knowledge Gain Regarding the Care of the Patient with Diabetes.” Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, IN
2017-2019: PI, (Co-PI: Spurlock, D. & McNelis, A.M.). “National Study of Clinical Education in Family Nurse Practitioner Programs.” Center for Regulatory Excellence, National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), Chicago, IL