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Kelly Rossler, Ph.D. - Baylor University . Waco, TX, US

Kelly Rossler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Baylor University


Dissertation: Exploring Interprofessional Education through a High-Fidelity Human Patient Simulation Scenario: A Mixed Methods Study.





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Dr. Rossler joined Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing in 2014 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Rossler entered into academia in 2006 as a Faculty Instructor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her work history in nursing education also includes a position of Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas Woman’s University School of Nursing in Dallas, Texas and Assistant Professor at Armstrong State University College of Health Professions in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Rossler has over 23 years of experience working and teaching in the critical care hospital setting. She joins Louise Herrington School of Nursing teaching simulation and holds the designation as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. Research interests include the effectiveness of simulation-based teaching strategies on improving interprofessional education and collaborative practice among nurses and healthcare professionals. Additionally, her research focuses on developing studies using immersive virtual reality-based experiential learning.

Dr. Rossler’s Dissertation work is entitled: “Exploring Interprofessional Education through a High-Fidelity Human Patient Simulation Scenario: A Mixed Methods Study." She has presented her dissertation at international and national conferences focused on nursing and simulation.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Immersive Virtual Reality-Based Experiential Learning



Nursing Education

Critical Care

Education (3)

Armstrong Atlantic State University: B.S.N.

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University: Ph.D.

Armstrong Atlantic State University: M.S.N.

Media Appearances (3)

The Winners of D Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Awards 2020

D Magazine  online


Four Baylor nursing faculty are among the winners of D Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Awards 2020. Jeanne Carey, BSN, Kelly Rossler, Ph.D., and Cheryl A. Tucker, DNP, were honored in the Education/Research category, while Kathryn Osteen, Ph.D., was recognized in the Leadership category.

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NIH Funding Awarded to Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing for Study of Nurse Virtual Reality Training

Baylor Media & Public Relations  online


Funding allows Baylor researchers to study how VR simulator for training nurses can address medication administration errors.

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Virtual Reality Takes Shape Inside Dallas Nursing School

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth  online


"We are hoping to find and as we are seeing as we look at new nurses, is they are able to communicate as team members, they have confidence in a clinical setting to be a member of that new team that they've entered into," said Dr. Rossler.

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Event Appearances (5)

Design Your Simulation-Based Experience Using the INACSL Standards: A Hands-On Workshop

INACSL International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference  Toronto, ON


Use of the electronic health record in simulation: A descriptive study.

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Annual Forum  Bonita Springs, FL


INACL’s revised Standards of Best Practice: Simulation

Sim Expo  Toronto, ON


Integrating Simulation-Based Education Into the Healthcare Setting: Newly Licensed Nurses Learn to Transition

International Research Congress: Sigma Theta Tau International  Dublin, Ireland


Simulation Education to Promote Transition into Clinical Practice

Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) Conference  New Orleans, LA


Articles (5)

Telehealth Simulation With Motivational Interviewing: Impact on Learning and Practice

Journal of Nursing Education

2019 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act increased numbers of insured individuals and demands for health care cost reductions. A national call for nursing education to focus on health promotion activities exists. Nurse educators can address this shift in health care by including motivational interviewing (MI), a health promotion technique, in the curriculum.

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Peer-Assisted Learning With Simulation for Examination and Transition Success

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing

2019 This article reports how one pilot project explored prelicensure baccalaureate nursing students' perceptions of peer-assisted learning combined with simulation-based education to prepare for and enhance readiness for programmatic exit and national examinations.

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Acquisition of fire safety knowledge and skills with virtual reality simulation

Nurse Educator

2019 Prelicensure nursing students seeking to enter perioperative nursing need preparatory fire safety knowledge and skills training to participate as a member of an operating room (OR) team.

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Electronic Charting During Simulation: A Descriptive Study

CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing

2018 Informatics is a core competency for nursing students recognized by several national organizations in healthcare and nursing education. Nurses must be able to use information and technology to communicate and manage knowledge in support of clinical decisions.

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Effective learning of interprofessional teamwork

Nurse Educator

2017 Educators are actively identifying optimal teaching-learning strategies that afford future health care professionals opportunities to acquire skills necessary to function as a member of an interprofessional team.

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