Dawne-Marie, a UNE Alumni, is the Director of the Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center (ISIC) and an Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing for the Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England. Her research and scholarship focuses on interprofessional (IPE) simulation curriculum and debriefing development and evaluation. ISIC provides simulation programing to all WCHP programs including Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Athletic Training, Applied Exercise Science, PT, OT, PA, MSNA, Social Work, Pharmacy, and Osteopathic Medicine. ISIC provides insitu simulation education for rural community’s health care providers in partnership with exposing UNE students to diverse healthcare populations and practice opportunities.
Before accepting her current position in October of 2013, she was a member of the nursing faculty where her responsibilities included serving as the simulation coordinator integrating simulation into all clinical nursing courses, and teaching/coordinating Medical/Surgical and IPE courses.
In 2015, Dawne-Marie was selected through competitive application for the year-long Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators, the National League for Nursing’s faculty leadership development initiative, designed for those interested in assuming a leadership role in the research or administration of simulation programs in nursing education. In 2010, Dawne-Marie was also named a Health Information Technology Scholar by the National League for Nursing for her work "Developing a Wed-Based Simulation Platform for Interprofessional Simulation Education".
University of New England, Biddeford, Maine
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
Board Certifications and Licenses
Registered Nurse (RN), State of Maine, Board of Licensure for Nurses
National League for Nursing, Certified Nurse Educator
Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator
Research & Scholarship:
Dawne-Marie's current research is focused on the development, implementation, and evaluation of a interprofessional debriefing tool to be used in both uniprofessional and multiprofessional simulations.
*Froehlich, J., Pardue, K., & Dunbar, D. S. (2016). Evaluation of a
communication survey and interprofessional education curriculum for
undergraduate health professional students. Health and Interprofessional
Practice, 2(4), eP1082. http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2159-1253.1082
*September 2016: NLN Education Summit, Orlando, FL
Workshop: Incorporating IPE Debriefing Into Any Simulation: A Tool for
Understanding Professional roles & Responsibilities
*September 2016: All Together Better Health VIII Conference, Oxford UK
Podium Presentation: Team Immersion: Cultivating the “Ah-Ha” Moment
*February 2016: Georgia Association of Nurse Educator’s Conference, Jekyll Island., GA
Podium Presentation: Incorporating IPE into High or Low-Resource Environments.
*October 2015: National League of Nursing Technology Conference, Tampa, FL
Poster: Interprofessional Simulation Debriefing Tool for High/Low-resource Environments - Part 1: Roles & Responsibilities
*September 2015: CAB V Conference, Roanoke, VA
Workshop: Co-presenter: Communication Survey and Curriculum for Health Professional Students
*June 2015 Laderal Regional SUN Conference, Portland, ME
Key Note Presentation: Our Simulation Journey: 10 Years of IPE
*September 2012: National League of Nursing Education Summit, Anaheim, CA
Presentation: Simulation Learning with Interprofessional Collaboration
*March 2012: Drexel University’s “Technological Innovations in Nursing Education” Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Poster Presentation: Simulation for Interprofessional Education with First Year Students
*November 2011: Collaborating Across Borders II, Tucson, AZ.
Podium Presentations: Simulation for Interprofessional Education with First Year Students, Theater, Interprofessional Practice, and Eating Disorders: “The Thin Line”, Coming Together, Teaching Together: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Design and Implement an Interprofessional Curriculum, Readers Theater: Using Innovative Pedagogy to Promote Interprofessional Collaboration
*December 2010: Health Information Technology Scholar (HITS) HRSA
Technology Grant for “Developing a Web-based Simulation Platform for
Interprofessional Simulation Education”
*May 2010: Closing speaker for The Maine Nursing Summit” How We
Treat New Grads-A Professor’s Plea”
*May 2008: Maine SUN (Simulation User’s Network)
Podium Presentation “Simulation with UNE"
*March 2008: Drexel University’s “Technological Innovations in Nursing Education” Conference, Hilton Head, SC.
Podium presentation “A Progression Approach to Simulation”
IRB Approved Research
*2013 UNE Co investigator with M. Lacroix-COP, and C. Morris-WCHP: Simulating Critical Access Hospital Care using Pharmacy and Nursing Students
*2013 Co investigator with J. Frolich-WCHP, and K. Pardue-WCHP: Self
Evaluation of Communication Skills in First Year Interprofessional
*2007 UNE Co Investigator Increasing student self-efficacy through lecture, DXR
Case Study Review and Simulation scenarios.
Clinical/Direct Care Experience:
Operating room RN. Trauma, Pediatrics, Neurology, Orthopedic, Open-Heart/Cardiac/Vascular, and General Surgical competency.
University of Phoenix
University of New England
University of New England
Maine Medical Center-Operating room
Interprofessional Simulation Curriculum Design & Integration
Perioperative and Medical Surgical Nursing
Interprofessional Debriefing Design and Research
*November 2011: Collaborating Across Borders II, Tuscon, AZ.
Simulation for Interprofessional Education with First Year Students, Theater, Interprofessional Practice, and Eating
Disorders: "The Thin Line", Coming Together, Teaching Together: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Design and Implement an Interprofessional Curriculum, Readers Theater: Using Innovative Pedagogy to Promote Interprofessional Collaboration
*December 2010:Health Information Technology Scholar (HITS) HRSA
Technology Grant for "Developing a Web-based Simulation Platform for Inter professional Simulation Education"