Joanne C. Dupuis, Nursing
Joanne C. Dupuis, Nursing
Director of Nursing Simulation & Skills Laboratories
Massachusetts School of Law, J.D., Juris Doctor; Health Law & Policy Litigation concentration
Boston University School of Nursing B.S., Nursing,, M.S., Medical-Surgical Nursing, Teaching/Clinical-Specialist track.
Boston University School of Education, ABD, All but dissertation completed for Ed.D in Humanistic Education & Human Services.
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Post–Masters Certificate in Nursing Education,
ACNS, BC Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Board Certified
CNE, Certified Nurse Educator
Since 2008, as the Director of Nursing Simulation and Skills Laboratories, Joanne has had sole responsibility for overall management, budget, planning and development of Nursing Laboratory educational activities. She directs the UML Nursing Simulation program, coordinating and designing clinical simulation learning experiences for nursing students. Joanne designed and implemented the original UML simulation laboratory and educational enhancements. She mentors, assists and trains faculty in simulation teaching and debriefing strategies. With extensive experience in high fidelity clinical simulation, Joanne is highly skilled in the use of various educational technologies including computerized simulation educational applications and equipment such as SimMan, SimBaby, Noelle, Vital Sims and Electronic Automated Medication Dispensing technology instruction.
Joanne has more than thirty years of experience as nursing faculty and has held academic rank at both the Associate and Assistant Professor levels, teaching primarily Pathophysiology, Adult Health and Critical Care Nursing. She has broad experience in curriculum design, course management, test construction, certification preparation and review programs. She is currently board certified as a Clinical Specialist in Adult Health Nursing, ACNS, BC, and as a Certified Nurse Educator, CNE, While in the role of an acute care clinical educator in a major teaching medical center, she previously held specialty certifications as CCRN (critical care nursing), CNN (renal transplant nursing), ONC (orthopedic nursing), CORLN (advanced head and neck nursing), ABLS (advanced burn life support nursing) and instructor level certifications in ACLS and BLS (advanced cardiac life support and basic life support).
Joanne’s current responsibilities include teaching Physical Assessment and Fundamentals of Nursing Courses to generic baccalaureate nursing students as well as leading various simulation experiences such as acute care scenarios, mock codes and mega code team simulations. Joanne is the advisor to 35 baccalaureate nursing students and is a Member of the Faculty Committee, Curriculum Committee, Baccalaureate Program Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, RN-BSN Committee and various Ad-Hoc Committees.