Betty Speir, MSN, RN, CHSE
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of West Georgia,
  • M.S., Master of Science in Biology, University of West Georgia,
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of West Georgia,
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator,
  • M.S., Master of Science in Nursing, Robert Morris University, 2014

The most unique thing about our program is

the culture of caring and the dedication of our faculty and staff to the success of our students in their endeavor to become professional registered nurses.

Personal Interests

Holistic health, nutrition and exercise to slow the aging process and live life to the fullest
Inspiring others to choose to be happy through daily positive self-declaration

Professional Memberships and Certifications

Professional Memberships:
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Upsilon Phi Chapter
International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation
Society for Simulation in Healthcare
American Nurses Association
Georgia Association of Nurse Educators

Professional Certifications:
Graduate certificate - Leadership in Simulation Instruction and Management, Robert Morris University
TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer - Tulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Training

Areas of Expertise or Professional Interests

Clinical Simulation in Nursing Education
Technology in simulation
TeamSTEPPS - Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety
The Art and Science of Debriefing
Quantitative research and the effect simulation has on the transfer of critical thinking skills to the clinical setting
Qualitative research on the effect anxiety has on performance in simulation and the clinical setting