Mary E. Tracy, PhD, RN, CNE
Mary E. Tracy, PhD, RN, CNE

Mary E. Tracy, PhD, RN, CNE

Professor
College of Nursing

Expertise/Specializations

  • Gerontology and end of life care

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Nursing - Doctorate

Position

  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Research courses; Seminar courses for the DNP Project; Serving as project chair for students on their project

Biography

Dr. Tracy has has vast teaching experience at all levels of nursing education. Her current assignment focuses on the DNP Program, especially working with students in their research courses and the development of their DNP Project. Dr. Tracy's clinical area of interest is gerontology. Her research area of interest most recently has been the development of an instrument, CCEI, to evaluate undergraduate student performance during simulated clinical experiences. Currently the research group is developing and testing an instrument to use during graduate student simulated experiences, site visits, and standardized patient encounters.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Improving consistency of assessment of student performance during simulated experiences, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9(7), e-229-233, 2015
  • Improvement in scoring consistency for the Creighton Simulation Evaluation Instrument, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, e233-238, 2015
  • Andersen, Angela, Tracy, Mary, Nailon, Regina, Gaster, Sue A., Mooberry, Rachael, Meza, Jane Examination of the Interrater Reliability of a Palliative Care Assessment Tool in Patients at Hospital Admission A Pilot Study, Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 15, 491-498, 2013
  • ohnson, L. & Parsons, M. Adolescent suicide prevention in a school setting: Use of a gatekeeper program. NASN School Nurse Doi10.1177/19426202X12454459., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, (27) 6, 312-317, 2012
  • Adamson, K., Parsons, M., Hawkins, K., Manz, J., Todd, M., & Hercinger, M. Reliability and internal consistency findings from the C-SEI: Results from a nation-wide study., Journal of nursing education, 50 (10), 583-586, 2011

Presentations

  • invited-Issues of accreditation from administrators perspective, 2015
  • Tools used for simulation evaluation: Part II, the Creighton Simulation Instrument, 2014
  • Bladder management following a spinal cord injury, 2013
  • Examination of the interrater reliability of a palliative care assessment tool in patients at hospital admission, 2013
  • Creighton Simulation Evaluation model, 2013
  • Hercinger, M. et al.(2012). An Innovative strategy for improving consistency in assessment of student performance during simulated clinical experiences. 39th Annual National Conference, Nurse Educators: On a Journey of Excellence, Villanova University College of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA.,, 2012
  • Manz, J., Todd, M., Hawkins, K., Hercinger, M., Parsons, M. (2012). An Innovative Strategy for Improving Consistency in Assessment of Student Performance during Simulated Clinical Experiences. 23rd Annual Research Day, Iota Tau Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Parsons, M., Hercinger, M., Hawkins, H., Todd, M., Manz, J. (2012). An Innovative Strategy for Improving Consistency in Assessment of Student Performance during Simulated Clinical Experiences. St. Albert’s Day, Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Todd, M., Parsons, M., Manz, J., Hawkins, K., Hercinger, M. (2011). Development and use of the Creighton tool. 2011 Midwest Conference for Excellence in Clinical Simulation, Bryan LGH Medical Center West, Lincoln, NE. Invited presentation. (Presented by Martha Todd)., 2011
  • Development and use of the Creighton tool, 2011
  • Hawkins, K. Manz, J., Todd, M. Parsons, M. & Hercinger, M. (2011). Invited expert panel discussion: Update on tools for simulation evaluation. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, New Orleans, Louisiana, (Presented by Kim Hawkins)., 2011
  • Developing tools for simulation evaluation, 2010
  • Student performance assessment across the curriculum, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • End of life care; gerontology; assessment of student performance

Current Research Projects

  • Development of an instrument to evaluate graduate advanced practice student performance in simulated clinical experiences, site visits, and standardized patient encounters

Grant Funding Received

  • Development of a Graduate Student assessment instrument to assess student performance during a simulated clinical experience, a site visit, or a standardized patient encounter

Awards and Honors

  • Creighton Simulation Evaluation Instrument, 2013