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Casey Cassidy, Ph.D., RN, CMSRN, CHSE

Associate Dean & Associate Professor



Dr. Cassidy has been full-time faculty with KSN since 2018 and became the Director of the Meinders Simulation Center in 2019. Before coming to KSN, she was a faculty at Southern Nazarene University and Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. Her clinical practice was at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City on the medical-surgical and step-down units.

Education and National Certifications

  • 2018: Ph.D. in Nursing - Oklahoma City University
  • 2012: MSN - Oklahoma Baptist University
  • 2008: BSN - East Central University
  • 2012 – Present: Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
  • 2018 – Present: Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator

Teaching Interest

  • Simulation as a Teaching Strategy
  • Simulation in the Undergraduate Program
  • Nursing Research
  • Skills Labs

Current Research/Scholarly Interest

  • Simulation
  • Nursing Education

Awards, Recognition, and Service

  • National League for Nursing’s (NLN) 2019 Leadership Development for Simulation Educators Participant
  • Great 100 Nurses of Oklahoma in 2014
  • Academic Excellence PhD Student at Oklahoma City University in 2018
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