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Roberta L. Hales

Roberta L. Hales, MHA, RRT-NPS, RN


Department: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies

Specialties: Medical and Healthcare Simulation


  • Master of Health Administration - St. Joseph's University
  • AAS in Nursing - Excelsior College
  • BS in Respiratory Therapy - Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Roberta L. Hales, MHA, RRT-NPS, RN, is a simulation educator at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education, and Innovation, where she is involved in program development, scenario design, and simulation facilitator training.

She earned a BS in respiratory therapy from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an AAS in nursing from Excelsior College, and a Master of Health Administration with concentration in training and organizational development from St. Joseph's University. She is an active member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the International Pediatric Simulation Society. Ms. Hales has lectured on pediatric simulation-based education at the local, state, national and international level.


Ms. Hales is interested in research that focuses on utilizing simulation to improve patient safety, hospital systems and processes, and pediatric medical education.

Contact Information

Academic Office

Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation Program
New College Building, Room 4104
245 N. 15th Street, MS 344
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.6767
Fax: 215.762.8651