Profile

Janice A. Sarasnick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Clinical (Nursing)
sarasnick@rmu.edu
412-397-5299 phone (M)
412-397-3277 fax
Scaife Hall 178


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Instructional Management and Leadership, Robert Morris University, 2016
  • Master of Science in Nursing, MSN Nursing in Education Track, Robert Morris University, 2009
  • RN to BSN of Science in Nursing, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 2001
  • RN Licensure, Diploma, Shadyside School of Nursing, 1996

Professional Background

  • Registered Nurse since 1996. Specialties include pediatrics, emergency nursing, and critical care.
  • American Heart Association Regional Faculty
  • Asst. Professor of Nursing

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Utilizing technology for educating.
  • Clinical and simulation nursing student assessment
  • Instructional management and leadership

Publications

  • Sarasnick, J., Pyo, K., & Draper, J. (2017). Using simulation and case studies combined to improve student knowledge: A retrospective study. Nursing Education Perspectives. 38(3), 126-130. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000139
  • Sarasnick, J. (2009). Pediatric simulation scenario: Kyle Reeves, a 16-year-old Cystic Fibrosis patient in respiratory arrest.  Elsevier Publishing Company. 
  • Sarasnick, J. (2016). Efficacy of a simulation/clinical evaluation process in a baccalaureate undergraduate nursing program. Robert Morris University. ProQuest Dissertations and thesis
  • McDermott, D., Sarasnick, J., & Timcheck, P. (2017). Featured article: Using the INACSL simulation Design standards for novice learners. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 13, 249-253. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2017.03.003

Presentations

  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Sarasnick, J., Rogers, N., Miller, C., & Yau, E. Evaluation of a performance predictor optimizer program to sustain CPR skill competency International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference Washington DC - Presenter
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Sarasnick, J., Rogers, N., Miller, C., & Yau, E. Mudra, V.Planning and managing a complex multi-site study in the age of technology International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference Washington DC ? Presenter
  • 2017 - Howard, V. Sarasnick, J., McDermott, D. A bi-weekly simulation and clinical rotation model that increased simulation use from 10% to 30% and saved time, money, and improved student assessment International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference Washington DC ? Presenter
  • 2016 - Sarasnick, J. Efficacy of an undergraduate clinical/simulation evaluation process in a Baccalaureate program International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference Grapevine, TX ? Presenter
  • 2016 - Sarasnick, J. Efficacy of evaluation of student nurse competency in clinical and simulated setting using a standardized tool Greater Pittsburgh Nursing Research Conference Carlow University, PA ? Presenter
  • 2016 - Pyo, K. & Sarasnick, J. How the evolution of course content & delivery in an advanced adult medical-surgical course impacted HESI? medical-surgical specialty exam outcomes. Elevate Outcomes with HESI Conference, Las Vegas, NV (not attended)
  • 2016 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Bargerstock, D., & Sarasnick, J. Can a fighter pilot performance predictor optimizer algorithm be used to individualize BLS maintenance of competency training? Robert Morris University Research and Grant Expo. Poster Presentation.
  • 2015 - Kamerer, J. & Sarasnick, J. Using the Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (C-CEI) to meet the demands of clinical/simulation performance evaluation International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. Poster Presentation. Received third place in the Education Poster division out of 40+ applicants.
  • 2015 - Macy, R., McDermott, D., & Sarasnick, J. Two approaches to faculty and simulation development to achieve SSH accreditation as a free standing nursing program. International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. Podium Discussion.
  • 2014 - Pyo, K. & Sarasnick, J. Research Showcasing Simulation and Case Studies.International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference, Miami, Florida. Poster Presentation.
  • 2014 - McDermott, D., Sarasnick, J., Barber, J., & Simon, C. The Magic of Preparing for Simulation Accreditation Tips and Tricks. International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference, Miami, Florida. Panel Discussion.
  • 2014 - Sarasnick, J. & Shade, J. The Magic of Using Simulation Equipment to Provide Engaging Classroom Educational Activities. International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference, Miami, Florida. Poster Presentation.