Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation & Practice
Division of Undergraduate Nursing
Accelerated Career Entry B.S.N. Department
New College Building, Room 3502
Carol Okupniak, MSN, RN-BC, is the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions and an Assistant Clinical Professor. Carol obtained her RN from Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing, and her BSN from the University of Delaware. In addition, Carol received her MSN from Thomas Jefferson University as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Nursing Informatics. She is ANCC Board Certified in Nursing Informatics. Carol's clinical experience includes maternity, high-risk antenatal, well-baby nursery, and nursing management.
Carol is an experienced nurse educator and also has a background in clinical simulation. Carol’s area of interests include using technology to educate students in the health professions, as well as instructing students with respect to present and future technologies utilized in health care.
Carol is a member of the International Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the International Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning. She is also a member of the National League of Nursing and served on the Task Force on Informatics’ Competencies. She is the Vice President of Drexel University’s Nu Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Carol is the recurring columnist of the article “Five Fast Fixes” in the International Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning’s Journal, “Clinical Simulation in Nursing.”