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

Marisa Belote, PHD, MBA, RN
Director Virtual Simulation Center of Excellence & Clinical Education

Dr. Belote’s clinical experience has encompassed Medical/Surgical, ICU, Post-Anesthesia Recovery and includes specializing in Trauma/Emergency Care. After obtaining her paramedic license, she became a flight nurse. Following graduation with an MBA, she worked for Critikon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company, Tampa, Florida as the National Director of Sales Support and Clinical Sales Training Coordinator. Dr. Belote has experience as a Practice Administrator for a large pediatric practice which cared for an average of 1000 patients per week at multiple sites and as a Regional Practice Director throughout the State of Florida for Dental Practice Administrators, Inc.

Dr. Belote is an instructor responsible for didactic teaching as well as facilitating simulation experiences ranging from low-fidelity to high fidelity simulation. She facilitates the high-fidelity Mock Code simulation which utilizes video debriefing. Her teaching and research interests are focused on simulation and debriefing facilitation. She is a guest lecturer at the USF College of Pharmacy and a simulation facilitator for the Morsani College of Medicine Athletic Training Program.

Troy Hambrick, BS
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.