As leaders in flight nursing education, our faculty have presented their research in numerous articles.

Kaniecki, D., Hickman, R., Alfes, C.M., & Reimer, A. (2017). Response of flight nurses in a simulated helicopter environment. Air Medical Journal,  36 (2017), 131-134. 

Gregoire, J.; Alfes, C.M.; Reimer, A.; & Terhaar, M. (2017). Flying lessons for clinicians: Developing system II practice. Air Medical Journal, 36(2017), 135-137.

AlfesC.; 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.

Alfes, C.; Steiner, S.; Rutherford-Hemming, T. (2016). Challenges and resources for new crew members: A descriptive exploratory study. Air Medical Journal, 35(4), 212-215.

Alfes, C. M. & Reimer, A. (2016). Joint training simulation exercises: Missed elements in prehospital patient handoffs. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12 (6), 215218.

Alfes, C. M. & Rowe, A. S. (2016). Interprofessional flight camp attracts 29 graduate nurses from Puerto Rico, Air Medical Journal, 35 (2016), 70-72.

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. 4-1535  

AlfesC. M(2015). Cleared for takeoff: How a leading-edge flight nursing simulation center got off the ground. Sigma Theta Tau International: Reflections on Nursing Leadership, 41(3). Published 9/3/2015. Retrieved from

Alfes, C. M., Steiner, S.L., Manacci, C.F. (2015). Critical care transport training: New strides in simulating the austere environment. Air Medical Journal, 34 (4), 186-187.  PubMed PMID: 26206542.

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.

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Simulation + Training Coordinator:

Celeste M. Alfes DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE-A

Flight Camp Director:

Jacob A. Miller, MS, FNP '16, ACNP, ACCNS, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P, FP-C

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