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Donna Badowski

  • Associate Director, RN to MS Program; Associate Professor, Nursing
  • ​​​​​​DNP, RN, CNE​​
  • School of Nursing
  • (773) 325-2964
  • ​​990 W. Fullerton, room 3006

Specialization and Interests:

  • Simulation education in nursing
  • Interprofessional education
  • Healthcare communication
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Health Promotion


  • Certified Nursing Educator
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator

​DePaul Affiliations:

  • DePaul-SUHI Advisory Board Member
  • Curriculum Committee Member, College of Science and Health
  • Curriculum Committee Member, School of Nursing
  • Dissemination Committee Member, School of Nursing
  • Assessment and Evaluation Committee Member, School of Nursing
  • Admission, Progression, Retention Committee Member, School of Nursing
  • RN to MS Committee Chair, School of Nursing

Professional Affiliations:

  • International Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
  • National League for Nursing
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Research Funding:

  • Project Title: Asynchronous Simulated Telehealth or Graduate Nursing Students in an Online Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Course
    • Funder: DePaul University Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant Program.
    • Active September 2020-present
  • Project Title: Impact of video-recorded practice of advanced physical assessment skills with peer feedback in distance education among RN to MS students
    • Funder: DePaul University Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant Program
    • Active: October 2017-June 2018

Select Publications:
Co-author Coding: §Doctoral student, *Master's student

 § Brauneis, L, Badowski, D., Maturin, L., & Simonovich, S. (Accepted October 8, 2020). Impact of low fidelity simulation-based experiences in a pharmacology classroom setting in pre-licensure nursing education. Clinical Simulation in Nursing.

Webber-Ritchey, K., Badowski, D.M., & Ramos-Torrescano, E. (Accepted August 13, 2019). An online asynchronous physical assessment lab using low fidelity simulation with peer feedback. Nursing Education Perspectives.

Badowski, D.,
Rossler, K., & Gembala, L. (2019). Simulated telehealth learning experience: Impact on learning and nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Education, 58(4), 221-224. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20190321-06

Badowski, D.
(2019). Peer coaching integrated in simulation: Improving intraprofessional teamwork. Journal of Professional Nursing 35, 325-328. doi:

Badowski, D., Horsley, T.L., Rossler, K.L., Mariani, B., Gonzalez, L. (2018) Electronic charting during simulation: A descriptive study. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing 36(9), 430-437. doi: 10.1097/CIN0000000000000457

Badowski, D.M. (2017). Virtual simulated care coordination rounds. Nursing Education Perspectives, 38(6), 352-353. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000133

Badowski, D.M., & Oosterhouse, K. (2017). Impact of a simulated clinical day with peer coaching and deliberate practice: Promoting a culture of safety. Nursing Education Perspectives, 38(2), 93-95. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000108

Breymier, T. L., Rutherford-Hemming, T.R., Horsley, T.L., Atz, T., Smith. L.G., Badowski, D., & Connor, K. (2015). Substitution of clinical experience with simulation in prelicensure nursing programs: A national survey in the United States. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11, 472-478. doi:

Collaborative Works in Progress

Co-Investigator, An examination of nursing practice during COVID-19,                     
2019-Present School of Nursing, DePaul University, Chicago, IL                                                                  
Purpose: To qualitatively describe the experiences of 100 nurses during COVID-19 to inform clinical practice and policy development.                                                      
Principal Investigator: Shannon D. Simonovich, PhD, RN                                                                                                 Website: 

Journal Editor

  • Innovations Center: Nursing Education Perspectives, 2020-present