Anita M Stephen MSN, RN, CNL
Clinical Assistant Professor
About Anita M Stephen
Professor Stephen teaches in the undergraduate nursing program. She teaches simulation, clinical skills lab, clinical at Shands Hospital, transition to practice and coordinates clinical courses. Previously, she worked at Shands for 19 years in various roles, most recently as a nurse educator.
Professor Stephen is currently a Ph.D. student in the College of Education in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on educational technology. Her research interests include the use of simulation to enhance learning outcomes and the use of technology in education. Her current research focuses on benefits of simulation education with nursing students and Interprofessional simulation with the health care team.
Professor Stephen is a resource for simulation pedagogy and serves on several college committees. She is also part of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) committee at UF Health Shands. She holds membership in Sigma Theta Tau International, National League of Nursing, American Nurses Association, and Simulation Society.
Honors & Awards
Stephen’s clinical expertise is in adult medical-surgical and surgical intensive care nursing. She has experience utilizing simulation education with high-and low-fidelity manikins in teaching nursing, medical and physician assistant students.