Patricia Myers MSEd, MT (ASCP), CLS, CHSE
Patty Myers, MS, is the director of The Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simulation. Patty has been working in the field of simulation and medical education for the last 20 years. She provides leadership and vision for the integration of simulation and performance assessment into the various College of Health Professions undergraduate and graduate programs. Prior to coming to Pace, she worked at Winthrop University Hospital—Simulation Center as the associate director. She is also a guest lecturer on topics of simulation at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she spent nine years working in various roles related to simulation. She is a certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) through The Society for Simulation in Health Care, and has presented on topics in simulation at national and regional conferences. Patty earned her MS in Medical Education and Leadership from the University of New England and her BS in Medical Technology from the University of Delaware.
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Elizabeth A. Berro, MA, RN, PNP, CHSE
Elizabeth A. Berro, MA, RN, PNP, CHSE, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simualtion. Professor Berro’s clinical nursing career includes the following areas: pediatric intensive care unit, emergency department, outpatient phone triage, hospital instructor, PALS instructor, and car seat safety technician. She is a certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) through The Society for Simulation in Health Care, and has presented on topics in simulation at national and regional conferences. She presents on topics of “active learning” and applies these concepts to the simulation labs. Professor Berro holds the following degrees: PNP post masters certificate from State University of New York, Stony Brook; MA in Nursing Education from New York University, NY; BSN (Nursing) from Queens, University Charlotte, NC; diploma (Nursing) from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, Charlotte, NC.
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Jean O’Connor, RN, MSN, CPAN
Jean O’Connor, is the RN Skills/Simulation Coordinator for The Center for Excellence in HealthCare Simulation. Jean has a rich and varied 30-year nursing career specializing in the following areas: Medical-Surgical, Clinical Research, Travel Nursing, Tele-Health, CCU, ICU, and PACU.
As a full-time staff member, and adjunct faculty member at Pace University, Jean O’Connor teaches both the RN4, and ABS Fundamentals of Nursing Practice in The CEHS Clinical Lab, and participates in Simulation Education.
Jean O’Connor holds the following degrees: MSN from the State University of New York, Polytechnic Institute, BSN from Drexel University, PA, ADN, from Westchester Community College. Jean O’Connor is a certified post-anesthesia nurse.
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Erica Gentles, RN, MSN, CHSE
Erica Gentles, is a Simulation Educator at The Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simulation. Erica has been a Registered Nurse since 2009 and has been teaching with simulation since 2018. She enjoys using simulation to enable students to think critically in a simulated clinical environment. She is dedicated to preparing confident and compassionate nurses to enter the healthcare field and values her role as an educator to teach students how to manage patient illnesses and best practices to keep them healthy. It is her love for nursing that resonates with the students and helps to bring the best out of them. Prior to coming to Pace, she worked as a Critical Care Nurse in local hospitals. She earned her MSN in Nursing Education at Mercy College and is a certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) through The Society for Simulation in Health Care.
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Michael D. Kasperski, RN, MSL, MSN, DNP
Michael Kasperski, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simulation. Michael has been a nurse for three decades, working most recently as the manager of education services for Hackensack University Health, Mountainside Medical Center, in Montclair, New Jersey. Mr. Kasperski’s career began in the Emergency Department, with 21 years of bedside nursing before becoming an educator. Michael has worked with simulation since 2006. He co-led a system-wide, mock code-training program for Banner Health in Arizona. Michael’s career includes work as a flight nurse (domestic and international), stroke coordinator, director of nursing, director of education, and other areas in the acute care setting. Michael completed his Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2021 and is working full-time at Pace on the New York City campus.
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