Virtual Simulation and Clinical Excellence

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Transforming Healthcare Transforming Lives:
Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health
    Virtual Simulation and Clinical Excellence
Who We Are

Teresa Gore, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, CHSE-A
Director Center for Experiential Learning

Dr. Gore’s clinical experiences includes; clinical nurse 1997-2009 in critical care, emergency room, post-anesthesia, cath lab, and supervisory positions. In 2001, she completed her MSN in nursing education and began teaching in 2002 transitioning to full-time faculty position in 2003 and a PRN staff position. In 2009 she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and a post-master’s nurse practitioner program in primary care. Her clinical experience then transitioned from bedside nursing to nurse practitioner at Auburn University Medical Clinic. In 2010 she completed a certificate program in simulation education and in 2014 completed her PhD in adult education. Dr. Gore is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) and CHSE-A (Advanced).

Dr. Gore is an Associate Professor and Director of Experiential Learning at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. She is the current President of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL). Her simulation work focuses on improving patient safety and quality patient care. Dr. Gore has published on simulation topics, including articles on simulation use, chapters on simulation, and was one of the INACSL Board of Directors that developed and published the first INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation in 2011. She has also presented national and internationally on simulation topics. Recognized for her achievements she received the 2010 and 2013 SGA Outstanding Faculty Award for the School of Nursing at Auburn University and the Marie L. O’Koren Alumni Award for Innovation in Teaching from UAB in 2013.

Troy Hambrick, MBA, Healthcare Management & Leadership 
VSCE Lab Manager

Mr. Hambrick’s clinical setting experience includes serving in the United States Air Force, as an EMT/Medic and as a First Assistant at the Winter Haven Hospital and Bond Clinic both in Winter Haven Florida. He utilizes his extensive healthcare background and training to create realistic simulation experiences from basic to complex health related scenarios for students, faculty, and guests.

He is a member of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), serves as a representative for the Simulation Technologist and Resource (STaR), participates in various organizations which includes the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialists (CHSOS), is an International certification test item writer, a standards and elements committee member, is an active member of the Florida Healthcare Simulation Alliance (FHSA) Leadership Team, and serves as the operation specialists head trainer for the State of Florida.