Rosanna Henry, MSN, RN, CHSEInstructor and Assistant Dean for Clinical Skills and Simulation Education
School of Nursing
512 Libermann Hall
Education:MSN, Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University, 1986
BSN, Nursing, Carlow University,
Rosanna Henry has been at Duquesne University for 18 years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Carlow University and a Master of Science in Nursing at The Pennsylvania State University. Her areas of concentrations included Older Adult Health and Nursing Education. As the Director of the newly opened Learning and Simulation Center and as an Instructor, she has taught a variety of courses and clinical labs such as Nursing Technologies, Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical -Surgical Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Health Assessment, NCLEX Preparation, and Human Growth and Development. Responsibilities include the education of undergraduate students in the classroom, clinical and simulation lab settings, and as the online administrator for the critical thinking and NCLEX preparation testing programs.
Professor Henry's interests have been in the area of clinical skill acquisition and clinical simulation. She received her initial simulation training under the direction of Dr. Lori Schumacher of the Medical College of Georgia. She has attended numerous workshops and conferences to enhance her knowledge of clinical simulation in nursing. Professor Henry has applied years of leadership and simulation experience and led the design, construction and development of a new state of the art facility. She has worked with senior administrators, architects, project managers, vendors and donors to develop this entirely new facility with the latest technologies, advanced recording systems and high fidelity simulators.
Professor Henry has also developed and implemented many nursing simulations. She is responsible for overseeing all activities of the center. The center currently sees approximately 500 undergraduate and 100 graduate nursing students per semester for scheduled laboratory experiences, simulation activities, skills competencies, clinical make up and open lab sessions. Her responsibilities also include interfacing both full and part time faculty teaching in the center. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International, Delta Epsilon Sigma, and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Nursing, The Society for Simulation in Healthcare, The National League for Nursing, and has presented at numerous nursing national and international conferences.
- Debriefing simulation
- Medication administration simulation
Predicting Success on the NCLEX RN Licensure Exams for Graduates of an Integrated Community-Based BSN Curriculum - Joan Lockhart, Project Coordinator.
Dean, B. (PI), Larew, C., Simko, L., Goodfellow, L., & Henry, R. Evaluation of the Synergy Model-Simulation Appraisal Tool (SM-SAT), American Nurses Foundation Anne Zimmerman Nursing Scholar Grant, $1400.00. Oct 2009-Oct 2010
Co developed a Lab Scheduling Tool. This is an Excel based document to facilitate the scheduling of multiple simulations, levels of students, room assignment, etc. Also utilized as a means to capture number of student hours spent in the simulation lab as well as the skills lab. This tool has received a patent with possible distribution and sale.
Kelly, S. H., Henry, R., Williams, S. (2019) Using Debriefing Methods in Post-Clinical Conference American Journal of Nursing, 19 (9).
Kelly, S. H., Koharchik, L., Henry, R., Cippel, M., Hardner, S., Kolesar, A., Clark, B. An Advanced Medication Administration Experience to Promote Students' Knowledge Acquisition in the Skill of Administering Medication, Teaching and Learning in Nursing (2018), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2017.12.002.
Simko, L., Henry, R., McGinnis, K., & Kolesar, A. (2014). Simulation and mock code: A safe way for nursing students to learn. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(7), 95-96.
Henry, R. & Lewis, D. (2015) Innovative Practice: Integration of a Child Maltreatment Simulation in the Classroom. Society for Pediatric Nurses, Anaheim, CA [podium presentation]
Clark B., Henry, R., Larew, C. & Lewis, D.(2015) Child Maltreatment. McGinley Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA [poster presentation]
Henry, R., Leonardo, M. & Weidman, Y. (2012) Hypertension in Pregnancy: A Community Simulation. 11th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, San Antonio, TX [poster presentation]
Clark, B., Colizza D., Henry, R. & Larew C. (2012) Facilitating Independent and Peer learning Through a Cross-Level Mass Causality Simulation Experience. 11th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, San Antonio, TX [poster presentation]
Dean, M., Goodfellow, L., Henry, R., Larew, C. & Simko, L. Evaluation of the Synergy Model-Simulation Appraisal Tool (SM-SAT). Abstract accepted. 11th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, San Antonio, TX [poster presentation]
Brewer, L., Larew C., Henry, R., Lewis, D. & Schafer, N. (2012) Sextasy in the Simulation Lab: Incorporating Substance Abuse Content into Clinical Scenarios. 11th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, San Antonio, TX [poster presentation]
Brletic, C. & Henry, R. (2011) Lab Scheduling Made Easier With an Excel Spreadsheet.
Recipient of Second Prize Award. 10th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, Orlando, FL [poster presentation]
Henry, R., Larew, C. & Lewis, D. (2011) Pediatric Simulations: A Safe Place to Practice. Society of Pediatric Nurses Conference, Las Vegas, NV [poster presentation]
Henry, R., Larew, C. & Lewis, D. (2010) Clinical Simulation: More Than Just The Scenario. 9th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, Las Vegas, NV [poster presentation]
Colliza, D., Griffin, C. & Henry, R. (2010) "Got Beer?" Integrating Substance Abuse Concepts Into a High Fidelity Acute Care Post Op Simulation. 9th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, Las Vegas, NV [poster presentation]
Henry, R. & Leonardo, M. (2010) Development of Competencies in Geriatric Nursing Through Clinical Simulation Geriatric Nursing, Education, and Clinical Simulation. University of North Carolina, Raleigh-Durham, NC. [poster presentation]
Henry, R. & Leonardo, M. (2010) SimSarah Goes Home. 9th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, Las Vegas, NV [podium presentation]
Henry, R. & Lynn, S. (2009) "Participation in Mock Code Simulation." 8th Annual International Clinical Simulation Conference St. Louis, Missouri [podium presentation]
2019 School of Nursing Faculty Excellence Award in Service
2019 CHSE Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator
2016 - 2017 Completed the 2016 Executive Leadership in Nursing Education and Practice Program
2012 Recipient of the Excellence in the Academic Setting Award from International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Nursing (INASCL)
2010 Recipient of the UPMC Cameos of Caring Nurse Educator Award
1979 Graduated Cum Laude from Carlow University
1979 Caritis Christi Award for Scholarship and Proficiency in Nursing, Carlow University