Detailed Information for Melody Chandler

Melody Chandler 
Simulation Center
 » Director
Office Location
917 Midwestern Parkway
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Voice: (940) 766-5362

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2008-2011            Board of Directors: North Texas Tech Prep

Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Midwestern State University Masters of Science in Nursing Education Dec 15 2009 12:00AM 
Midwestern State University Bachelors of Science in Nursing May 15 1994 12:00AM 

Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Bethania Hospital  Registered Nurse  April, 1992  February, 1996
 Pain Rehabilitation Group/Maplewood Ambulatory Surgery Center  Registered Nurse  April, 2003  December, 2004
 Midwestern State University  Co-Director Regional Simulation Center  December, 2004  May 2013
 Wichita Falls Rehabilitation Hospital  RN: Rehab Care Specialiat  March, 1996  September, 1997
 Midwestern State University  Director, Regional Simulation Center  May 2013  present

Research and Publications

July, 2008                Presenter at Sigma Theta Tau International 19th International Nursing Research Congress in Singapore.  Presented a powerpoint discussion regarding the way in which the hospital nurse educators and the Regional Simulation Center lab mentors worked together using high fidelity simulation to validate annual competencies for approximately 900 members of the nursing staff at a local hospital.  Presented in a symposium focused on three components of the implementation and evaluation of the Regional Simulation Center.  Presented with Dr. Susan Sportsman, Dr. Kathleen Roberts and Marcy Beck; additional authors of the project included Pam Bradshaw, Robin Lockhart and Michelle N. Watson.

September, 2006              Presenter at Texas Society of Allied Health Professionals Annual Conference at Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas.  Working with Debra Pardue, Respiratory Therapist, and Molly Lee, Registered Nurse and Director of the Regional Simulation Center, developed a multidisciplinary hospital in-service for nursing and respiratory therapists for competency validation of FAST (Team) advanced airway competencies using simulation based training.

June, 2005                        Attendee 5th Annual International Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories, INACSL, San Antonio, Texas

April, 2010                         Consultant on symposium panel for simulation center operations and consortium endeavors, Tyler Community College, Tyler, Texas

June, 2010                         Attendee 9th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Center Conference (INACSL), Las Vegas, Nevada.

March, 2011                         Attendee Team Texas Summit on Advancing Healthcare through Nursing: Initiative for the Future of Nursing, San Antonio, Texas. Educational representative for the West Texas Regional Action Coalition Team.

June, 2013     Attendee to 12th annual Internationa Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning Resource Center Conference    Las, Vegas, Nevada