Michelle Stearns

Vermont Technical College

Michelle Stearns

Vermont Technical College

Biography

Program Director for Simulation at Vermont Tech’s 10 locations in Vermont. Responsible for coordination and development of simulation program including faculty development, program data analysis, community outreach, delivery of revenue generating simulation services at healthcare organizations, lab design consultation, and delivery of simulation to pre-licensure health professions students. I work with program chairs to integrate simulation as an evidence based teaching modality into curriculum. I manage simulation related budgets including procurement of equipment and supplies as well as vendor agreements.

I have been a registered nurse for 28 years with experience in critical care, home care, academia and healthcare simulation. I have worked in simulation for over 8 years with local presentations and one session presentation at the international HPSN 2012 when our program won the Educator Innovator award.