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Interprofessional Critical Care Simulations

About the Program


The Interprofessional Critical Care Simulations (ICCS) equips final year medical and nursing students with the capacity to manage deteriorating patients in an inpatient setting. In the six-hour, simulation-based course, students discover patients with a worsening clinical status and collaborate across professions to diagnose and manage the patient. Layered in this care is also practice in escalating both interprofessionally and across the medical hierarchy. After the course, students are more prepared for their first day as a floor nurse or intern. The program has also been featured in several national presentations.

Key People

melissa-burton
Melissa Burton, B.S.

Academic Coordinator and Fiscal Administrator
Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care

Email: mhburton@vcu.edu

christopher-hogan
Christopher Hogan, M.D., FACEP


School of Medicine

Email: chogan@mcvh-vcu.edu

tanya-huff
Tanya Huff, M.S.N., RN, CCRN, CCNS, CNE


School of Nursing

Email: hufft@vcu.edu

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Kelly Lockeman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine

Kelly Lockeman joined VCU IPE in 2013 to coordinate evaluation efforts for the Center for Interprofessional Education. She has been engaged in research on outcomes of an interprofessional case conference for early learners, a virtual case activity and interprofessional critical care simulations for senior students, and development of a measure for self-efficacy on the IPEC competencies, as well as a number of other data analysis projects. 

Email: kslockeman@vcu.edu

Carla Nye, D.N.P., CPNP, CNE


School of Nursing

Email: cnye@vcu.edu

michelle-orr
Michelle Orr, M.S.N., RN, CNE


School of Nursing

Email: mlorr@vcu.edu