Gordon, Mary Anna DNP, RN

Assistant Clinical Professor, Simulation Faculty OHSU School of Nursing Simulation and Clinical Learning Center Consultant SimHealth Group

Mary Anna Gordon, DNP, RN, is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Simulation Faculty at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing’s Simulation and Clinical Learning Center. She uses simulation as an instructional strategy in undergraduate and graduate nursing education and in interprofessional education, helping healthcare teams work together to improve patient safety and provide high quality patient care. She has developed interprofessional pilot courses for students in the nursing and medicine programs, and has served as a debriefer on the Simulated Code Interdisciplinary Team Training Committee at the university’s hospital, providing the hospital’s code team opportunities to practice and discuss advanced cardiac life support and crisis resource management skills. She has also contributed to the successful delivery of simulation in the OHSU intensive care unit nurses’ orientation program, the Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine residents’ simulation programs, and the Emergency Department’s RN and MD residents’ simulation programs. Dr. Gordon has presented at international conferences on the subject of interprofessional simulation, and teaches courses nationally on the use of simulation and debriefing to teach clinical judgment, interprofessional teamwork, and communication. She served on OHSU's Interprofessional Initiative Steering Committee and the Interprofessional Education Formal Learning Task Force. She provides quarterly orientation for students participating in the HRSA-funded Interprofessional Care Access Network (I-CAN) program, focusing on interprofessional teamwork and communication, and providing simulation experiences for the interprofessional student teams working with indigent clients in a home setting.



Gordon, M.A., & Durham, C. (2012). Simulation-Based Interprofessional Education. Online course, http://sirc.nln.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=945


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