Celeste M. Alfes, DNP, MSN, RN
Associate Professor in the School of Nursing + Director of the Center for Nursing Education, Simulation, and Innovation
- Using live, virtual, and simulated experiences to improve health care training and decision making
- Promoting interprofessional collaborative practice through simulation
- Creating the ICU of the Future utilizing an Open Access Electronic Medical Record
- Simulation Intervention for Family Caregivers of Patients
- En Route Care, Hand-off Standardization, and Training
Research Projects and Grants
- Awarded: Ohio Federal Military Jobs Commission: Improving Healthcare Training and Decision Making through Live, Virtual, and Constructive Training: Air Force Research Laboratory, Human Performance Wing. Total Project Funding: $3,608.923.00 Co PI: Alfes: 15% Effort; 2 year Project, Total Budget per year $24,645.00
- Awarded: Ohio Board of Regents Joint Use Agreement: Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing, Mt Sinai Skills and Simulation Center, and Cuyahoga Community College. Provide training and research to pre-service and practicing health care professionals in flight nursing and critical care transport. Total Award: $500,000; DEACFN: $192,192.00 for equipment and simulation portion of initiative
- Awarded: Principle Investigator, Andrew Reimer; Co-Investigator, Celeste Alfes. "HASTE Project: Hand-off Standardization and Training," the Laerdal Foundation, Stavanger, Norway. $20,000.
- Awarded: Principle Investigator. "Standardized patient versus role play strategies: A comparative study measuring patient-centered care and safety in psychiatric mental health nursing," National League for Nursing Education Research Grant: Joyce Griffin-Sobel Grant Recipient. $20,000 for one year.
- Submitted: Principal Investigator, Celeste Alfes: National League for Nursing: Promoting Interprofessional Collaborative Practice through Simulation, $25,000, 2 year grant.
- Submitted: Principal Investigator, Susan Mazanec; Co Investigators, Jennifer Dorth, Celeste Alfes, Barbara Daly. "Simulation Intervention for Family Caregivers of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer," National Institutes of Health (R01).
- Innovative Learning Strategies
- High Fidelity Simulation
- Standadized Patient Programs
- Interprofessional Education
- Using Simulation to Improve Resiliency among Pre-deployment Crews
- Simulating the Austere Environment for Critical Care Transport Training
- Partnering with National Center for Medical Readiness to develop Interdisciplinary Emergency Preparedness Training
- Partnering with Bio Medical Engineers to develop ICU of the Future and Open Access EMR
- Doctor of Nursing Practice: DNP May 2010
- Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
- Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
- Master of Science in Nursing: MSN May 1989
- University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing: BSN May 1987
- University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
Accreditations and Awards
- Frances Payne Bolton Innovation Award: Alfes, C. & Rutherford-Hemming, T. Faculty Development in Best Practices of Simulation to Promote Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. Award: $3,000.00
- Frances Payne Bolton Innovation Award: Zimmerman, E., Alfes, C., Drummond, C. Enhancing simulation utilization through collaboration. Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Award: $3,000.00
- Rutherford-Hemming, T., & Alfes, C. M. (2017, February). The use of hospital-based simulation in nursing education, A systematic review. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13 (2), 78-89. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2016.12.007.
- Foronda, C., Alfes, C.M., Dev, P., Kleinheksel, A.J., Nelson, D.A., O’Donnell, J.M., Samosky, J.T. (2017). Virtually nursing: emerging technologies in nursing education. Nurse Educator. 42 (1), 14-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000295
- Alfes, C.; Rowe, A.; Reimer, A. (2016). Air Medical Transport Conference Abstracts. Joint training flight simulation exercises: Missed elements in pre-hospital hand-offs in Air Medical Journal, 35 (5), 277-287. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2016.07.021
- Alfes, C.; Steiner, S.; Rutherford-Hemming, T. (2016). Challenges and resources for new crew members: A descriptive exploratory study. Air Medical Journal, 35(2016), 212-215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2016.04.006
- Alfes, C. M. & Reimer, A. (2016, June). Joint training simulation exercises: Missed elements in prehospital patient handoffs. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12 (6), 215-218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2016.02.003
- Alfes, C. M. & Rowe, A. S. (2016). Interprofessional flight camp attracts 29 graduate nurses from Puerto Rico, Air Medical Journal, 35 (2016), 70-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2015.12.008
- Alfes, C. M. (2015). Standardized patient versus role-play strategies: A comparative study measuring patient-centered care and safety in psychiatric mental health nursing, Nursing Education Perspectives, 36 (6), 403-405. Doi: 0.5480/1 4-1535
- Alfes, C. M. (2015). Cleared for take off: How a leading-edge flight nursing simulation center got off the ground, Sigma Theta Tau: Reflections on Nursing Leadership, 41 (3), 12-16.
- Alfes, C. M., Conrad, M., Sullivan-Mann, J., Ford, C. B.,Weaver, A. (2014). The journey of transitioning to a simulation nurse leader in Ohio. In L. Caputi (Ed.), Innovations in Nursing Education: Building the Future of Nursing, Volume 2, Chapter 25. Washington, DC: National League for Nursing.
- Alfes, C. M. & Manacci, C. F. (2014, September). Taking simulation to new Heights: Designing a flight simulation center. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10 (9), 442- 445.
- Alfes, C. M., Aronson, B., Bethards, M., Chesney, T., DeLuna, R. ,Newton, R., Weaver, A. (2014). NLN’s simulation leaders give SIRC bibliography site a makeover. Nursing Education Perspectives.35(5), 340-341.
- Alfes, C. M. (2013). Nursing alumni as standardized patients: An untapped resource. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9 (12), e593-e597.
- Alfes, C. M. (2012). Help Wanted: Graduate teaching assistants for the Center for Nursing Education, Simulation, and Innovation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11/29/12, doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2012.04.002
- Alfes, C. M. (2012). Using simulation to introduce beginning students to patient centered care and communication. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses: Teaching Strategies, Published 7/5/12.