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Linda Wilson

Linda Wilson


Assistant Dean for Special Projects, Simulation & CNE Accreditation, Clinical Professor in the Division of Nursing


Academy of Nurse Educator Fellows, Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Fellow of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses

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Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CHSE-A, FASPAN, ANEF, FAAN is an Assistant Dean for Special Projects, Simulation & CNE Accreditation and a Clinical Professor in the Division of Nursing at Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions. Dr. Wilson completed her BSN at College Misericordia in Dallas, Pennsylvania, and completed her MSN in Critical Care and Trauma at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She completed her PhD in Nursing Research at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Wilson also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistical Methods from Drexel University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Pain Management from the University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine. Dr Wilson also completed the National Library of Medicine / Marine Biological Laboratory, Biomedical Informatics Fellowship and the Harvard University Institute for Medical Simulation’s Comprehensive Workshop and Graduate Course in Medical Simulation.

Dr. Wilson has several certifications: Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN), Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA), ANCC Board Certified in Nursing Professional Development (BC), Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), Certified Academic Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE®cl) Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator – Advanced (CHSE-A). Dr. Wilson served as the President of the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (02-03) and as an ANCC Commission on Accreditation Appraiser Site Surveyor since 2000.


Specializes in Simulation, Debriefing, Informatics, Perianesthesia, Pain and Comfort Management and Critical Care.

Research Interests:

Dr. Wilson’s research focuses on the effect of simulation and technology on student outcomes and patient safety. Some of her recent research activities include: 1) Promoting Patient Safety Through Simulation; 2) The Effect of Simulation on Decision Making, Self-Efficacy, and Critical Thinking; and 3) Developing a Predictive Model for Patient Safety using Simulation.

Academic Distinctions:

Dr. Wilson was inducted into the Academy of Nurse Educator Fellows (ANEF) and as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) in 2014.  Dr. Wilson was inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (FASPAN) in 2018 and as an ASPAN Legacy for Life in 2018. Dr. Wilson is the Co-editor for several books: Human Simulation for Nursing and Health Professions (2012, Springer), Review Manual for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator™ (CHSE™) Exam (2015, Springer) and the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual, 3rd Edition (2017, Springer).