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Associate Professor Interim Associate Dean for Simulation and Immersive Learning

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Kristen Brown DNP, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CHSE-A, FAAN is an Associate Professor and the Interim Associate Dean for Simulation & Immersive Learning at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the Simulation Strategic Projects Lead for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. In her faculty role, Dr. Brown develops simulation curriculum, plans innovative, immersive training events, and studies simulation as a teaching method. Her passion for simulation education stems from her years in clinical practice as a pediatric critical care nurse practitioner. She has had a 20-year nursing career devoted to the care of critically ill children, and she has worked in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as a nurse practitioner for 15 years. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced® (CHSE-A) by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. In her faculty role, she has incorporated simulation into advanced practice nursing programs, and she has also led the efforts to implement and study new technology to provide innovative solutions for distance learning, including telepresence robots and virtual simulation, including screen-based and virtual reality platforms (VR) across all programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

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