Meet Maria G. Smisek
Visiting Clinical Instructor, Nursing
Education: 1994 Ocean County College, AAS – Nursing
2004 Monmouth University, BSN
2007 Monmouth University, MSN
Courses Taught: Professional Skills in Nursing Lab
Community Health Nursing Lab
Career Specialties: Simulation in nursing education engages students during the learning process without endangering patients. Having the ability to adapt the “patient” response to a student intervention, or lack of intervention, helps educators to evaluate all students using the same scenario and criteria. The reward is watching students evolve into safe practitioners.
Professional and Community Activities: Smisek is currently working toward a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) at Case Western Reserve University. She is hopeful her research on medication errors will contribute data supporting changes that will increase patient safety and error reporting.