Kathleen Shea

Assistant Professor/Director of Simulation - Pediatrics

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(415) 338-6852
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Office Hours: 
Wednesday: 15:00-17:00
Friday: 16:00-18:00
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and by appointment


EdD (c) University of San Francisco-Learning and Instruction

MS San Francisco State University-Nursing Administration

BSN CSU Dominguez Hills

RN St. Luke's School of Nursing


Teaching Interests:

Nursing Fundamentals




Research Interests:

Clinical Simulation in Nursing Education Post-simulation Debriefing Faculty Development


Professional Organizations:

SSIH Society for Simulation in Healthcare AACN American Association of Colleges of Nursing AERA American Educational Research Association NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Dr. Kathleen Shea has over 30 years of experience as a Pediatric RN and practiced at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford. Dr. Shea transitioned into nursing education and joined the faculty at San Francisco State University (SFSU) in 2008. She completed her doctorate in Education at the University of San Francisco in 2015 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of Simulation at SFSU. She was certified by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare as a Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) in 2016 and has presented on a variety of topics at INACSL, IMSH and SimGHOSTS USA. Her research interests include debriefing, participant preparation, faculty development and program evaluation. Her current focus is on integrating INACSL Standards of Best Practice into the simulation program curriculum and program accreditation at San Francisco State University.