Lori Anderson

Associate Dean

Lori Anderson

Associate Dean

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Nursing
Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies


As Associate Dean, I shape the education of nursing and other health professions by designing environments, methods, and materials for learning. Because learners vary considerably in their learning styles, I guide and design options for faculty to use in tailoring teaching strategies to accommodate individuals needs. In the regional, national, and international arenas, I am best known for the development and evaluation of human patient simulation as a 21st century teaching approach that promises to markedly enhance the academic and professional success of students and health professionals in the health sciences.

  • (706) 721-0422
  • EC 5426


  • Ph.D., Registered Nursing, Nursing Ad Duquesne University of the Hol, 2004

  • MS, Registered Nursing, Nursing Ad University of Minnesota - Twin, 1996

  • BSN, Registered Nursing, Nursing Ad Creighton University, 1988


  • Alumnus CCRN American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 2009

  • RNL GA Board of Nursing, 1995

  • BCLS Instructor American Heart Association, 1998

  • ACLS Instructor American Heart Association, 1997

  • CCRN American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 1997

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow Becoming A Provost Academy, 2017

  • Inducted as a Charter Member into The Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi Augusta University Chapter #324, 2016

  • Inducted as a Charter Member into The Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi Georgia Regents University Chapter #324, 2013

  • Inducted into Georgia Health Sciences University, Academy of Educators 2012

  • Inducted into The Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi Georgia Health Sciences University Chapter #318, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURS 9250

    Investigation of a Problem
  • NURS 9300

    Research Thesis
  • NURS 8150

    Scientific Grant Wrtg I

Teaching Interests

Critical Care, Neuroscience, Medical-Surgical Nursing


Selected Recent Publications

  • Mentoring to retain newly hired nurses, 2016
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • The use of change theory to facilitate the consolidation of two diverse Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Active learning strategies to teach renal-cardiovascular integration with high student-to-teacher ratios, 2009
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Real-World Nursing Survival Guide: Critical Care and Emergency Nursing, 2009
  • Simulation Learning System for Ignatavicius and Workman: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2009

Research Interests

Clinical Decision-Making, Critical Thinking, Learning Outcomes, High-fidelity Simulation

Professional Service

  • Georgia Board of Nursing, Nursing Education Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • AHRQ Study Section Review Member for Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research 2011 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • interdisciplinary journal Simulation in Healthcare 2005 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member