Elizabeth Driscoll, RN, MSN, FNP-C, PhD
Term Assistant Professor
Elizabeth M Driscoll is a Family Nurse Practitioner and part-time Assistant Professor in School of Nursing, teaching in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. She came to nursing after 10 years as an anthropologist, specializing in the evaluation of skeletal health and nutrition in prehistoric North America. She earned her doctorate in Anthropology in 2001 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She returned to school in 2004 and earned her BSN and MSN in Nursing Education and Family Nurse Practitioner from Duke University and has practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Alaska since 2009. She currently practices in a family practice clinic in Anchorage.
Professor Driscoll’s educational interests include distance-delivery of nurse practitioner courses and the use of simulation in nursing education. She has begun integrating simulation and standardized patient scenarios in the graduate nursing program. She has participated in a multiple simulation and standardized patient trainings and exercises, beginning in 2008 in the undergraduate BSN program, and continuing with graduate course simulations and interdisciplinary simulation exercises in the College of Health. Her research interests include simulation in nursing education and the evaluation of clinical competency in nurse practitioner students.