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Carol Okupniak

Carol Okupniak

MSN, RN-BC Nursing Informatics, DrNP

Assistant Clinical Professor

Division of Undergraduate Nursing

267.359.5674 P
Three Parkway Building, Room 977

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's clinical experience includes maternity, high-risk antenatal, well-baby nursery, and nursing management.


Ms. Okupniak is an experienced nurse educator and also has a background in clinical simulation.

Research Interests:

Ms. Okupniak’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.

Professional Society:

Ms. Okupniak 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.”