Suzan E. Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FAAN
Director, RISE Center and Professor, Nursing (School of Nursing and Health Sciences)
412-397-3534 phone (M)
412-397-3277 fax
Scaife Hall 179

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, nursing, University of Nevada Reno, 1976
  • Ph.D., health studies, Texas Womans University, 2004
  • Master of Science, maternal child nursing, Texas Womans University, 1993

Area of Expertise/Research

  • simulation
  • CPR research
  • simulation research
  • educational research


  • Kardong-Edgren, S., Butt, A., Macy, R., Harding, S., Roberts, C., McPherson, S., Waddell, A., Erickson, A. (2014). Expert modeling, expert/self-modeling vs. lecture: A comparison of learning, retention, and transfer of rescue skills in health professions students. Journal of Nursing Education, In press, 2014.

    Hayden, J., Smiley, R., Alexander, M.A., Kardong-Edgren, S., Jeffries, P. (2014). The NCSBN National Simulation Study: A longitudinal, randomized, controlled study replacing clinical hours with simulation in prelicensure nursing education. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 5(2) Supplement, S3-S40. 

    Hayden, J., Keegan, M., Kardong-Edgren, S., Smiley, R. (2014). Reliability and validity testing of the Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (CCEI) for use in the NCSBN National Simulation Study. Nursing Education Perspectives, 35(4), 244-252.

    Oermann, M., Kardong-Edgren, S., Odom-Maryon, T. (2014). Effects of practice on competency in single-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. MEDSURG Nurse, 23(1), 22-28.

    Taibi, D., Kardong-Edgren, S. (2014). Development of an open use simulation education website for healthcare providers. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10(1), e47-e52.


  • 2015 - Gordon Lectureship, International Meeting of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 11 January, New Orleans
  • 2015 - NCSBN National Simulation Study Results: What do they mean for educators? Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, 6 January, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • 2015 - Deliberate practice: Who, what, when, where, why, how? Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, 5 January, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2014 - NCSBN Simulation Study Results: What do they mean for nursing? Osaka Prefecture University. 9 September. Osaka, Japan
  • 2014 - The NCSBN National Simulation Study findings: Implications for faculty and nurse educators. 41st National Conference of the Professional Nurse Educators Group, 5 October, Rochester MN
  • 2014 - Nestel, D., Gubrud-Howe, P., Kelly, M., Kardong-Edgren, S., Jeffries, P. (2014). Round table: Replacing traditional clinical placement with simulation- what evidence do we need? SIMHealth Australia. 27 August, Adelaide, AUS.
  • 2014 - NCSBN Simulation Study Results: What do they mean for nursing? Kobe City College of Nursing. 8 September, 2014. Kobe, Japan.
  • 2014 - NCSBN Simulation Study Results: What do they mean for nursing? Japanese Simulation Users Network, 6 September, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2014 - State of the science in nursing education. A connection between simulation and clinical performance. SPRING Simulation Center Opening. 23 May, Chung Ang University. Seoul, Korea.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Suzan

Summer 2016
  • HSAM6400-L1
  • -ONLINEFKardong-Edgren1 (05/03-06/25/16)15 Seats