Janis Childs PhD, RN
Credentials, degrees schools attended:
PhD - George Mason University
MSN - University of Virginia
RN - University of Delaware
Childs, J.C. “Simulation: Expert Panel” New England Mini Simulations Users Group.University of New England. October 2009. Invited Speaker.
Childs J.C. “Simulation: It’s Not Just for the Laboratory”. 8th Annual International Nursing/Simulation Conference for Nursing Skills Laboratories. June 2009. St Louis, Mo. Peer Reviewed.
Childs,J.C. “Integrating Simulation Research into the Learning Resource Center”, the16thAnnual Collaborative Research Day, East Carolina University, Greenville, NorthCarolina. March 2, 2007. Invited Speaker.
Childs,J.C. “The NLN/Laerdal Study: A Theoretical Model and Results of a Three YearStudy on Simulation”. 16th Annual Collaborative Research Day, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. March 2, 2007. Invited Keynote Speaker.
Jeffries, P.R. & Childs, J.C. “Integrating SimulationInto the Curriculum” NLN/Laerdal Technology Conference, Baltimore, MD. November3, 2006.
Childs, J.C. “Simulation Centers: How Do You Keep Up thePace?” 17th International Nurse Educator’s Conference in the Rockies, Pre-Conference, Breckinridge, CO. July 19, 2006. Invited Speaker.
Jeffries, P.R., Childress, R.M.,Childs, J.C., Decker, S., Dixon,C.F., Horn, M., Hovancsek, M.T., Politi, R.,Rogers, K.J., Spunt, D. “Laerdal/NLN Project-Simulations in NursingEducation: From Conceptualization to Evaluation”. The 11th BiennialNorth American Learning Resource Centers Conference, Philadelphia, PA. June 17,2006. Peer reviewed.
Childs, J.C. & Tarnow, K. “Introducing Research in theNursing Learning Resource Center”. The 11th Biennial North AmericanLearning Resource Centers Conference, Philadelphia, PA. June 16, 2006. Peer reviewed.
Childs, J.C. & Sepples, S.B. “Lessons Learned at USMfrom the NLN/Laerdal National Study on Simulation in Nursing Education”. NortheasternSimulation User’s Group, Mashuntucket, CT. June 1, 2006. Invited Speaker.
Childs, J.C. “Opportunities for Research in the LRC”. The2006 Biennial New England Nursing Lab Coordinator Peer Group Meeting.Northeastern University, Boston, MA. May 12, 2006. Invited speaker.
American Nurses Association 1972- present
Sigma Theta Tau 1991- present
International Nursing Association for Simulation and Clinical Learning (INASCL)
- Co-Founding Member 2002
- First Vice President for Communication 2002-2004
- Board Member 2002-2004
Association Journal Administrator and Board Member 2009- present
Editorial Board - Clinical Simulations in Nursing Journal 2007-present
Pediatrics, service learning, simulation in nursing education and Nursing Learning Resource & Simulation Centers
Childs,J.C., Sepples, S.B. (2009). Simulation: It’s Not Just for the Laboratory(Abstract). Journal of Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 5 (Suppl. 3), S4.
Childs,J.C. (2007). “The nuts and bolts of creating a space for simulation in the nursing learning resource center. Editorial and Guest Editor. InternationalNursing Association for Clinical Simulation Learning Online Journal. 2(3).
Childs,J.C., Sepples, S.B. & Chambers, K. (2007). “Designing Simulations forNursing Education” in Simulations in Nursing Education: From Conceptualizationto Evaluation” Jeffries, P.K. (editor). National League for Nursing, New York.
Childs,J.C. & Sepples, S.B. (May/June 2006) Clinical teaching by simulation:Lessons learned from a complex patient care scenario. Nursing EducationPerspectives. 27(3). NationalLeague for Nursing, New York.
Childs,J.C. (2006). Ask the nurse expert: Simulation advice. International Nursing Association Clinical Simulation and Learning Online Journal, 2(1).