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Dr. Wendy Nehring Profile

Dr. Wendy Nehring   

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Dr. Nehring is internationally known as an expert in the field of intellectual disabilities, and studies many aspects of the health and well-being of this unique population. A second research trajectory is in the area of effective use of simulation in nursing education. Her work has been funded by sources such as NIH (NINR), DHHS (HRSA), Sigma Theta Tau, Down Syndrome Research Fund and many more sources. She has published her findings on both topics widely in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Professional Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Nurse Educator and many more. Dr. Nehring has also authored more than 30 book chapters and authored and edited eight books and monographs. Her most recent books are High-Fidelity Patient Simulation in Nursing Education (Jones and Bartlett Publishing) and Nursing Care for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Paul H. Brookes Publishing). Dr. Nehring is recognized as a national leader in nursing education, with special emphasis on integrating the use of simulation into nursing curriculum and on nursing education at the doctoral level. She is a Fellow in both the prestigious American Academy of Nursing and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


Betz, C. L., Lobo, M. L., Nehring, W. M., & Bui, K. (2013). Voices not heard: A systematic review of adolescents’ and emerging adults’ perspectives of health care transition. Nursing Outlook, 61(5), 311-336.

Nehring, W. M., Wexler, T., Hughes, F., & Greenwell, A. (2013). Faculty development for the use of high-fidelity patient simulation: A systematic review. International Journal of Health Sciences Education, 1(1), 4. Available at:

Nehring, W. M., & Smurzynski, J. (2013). Letter from Co-Editors. International Journal of Health Sciences Education, 1(1), 1. Available at:

Nehring, W. M., & Smurzynski, J. (2013). Letter from co-editors. International Journal of Health Sciences Education, 2(1). Available at

Nehring, W. [Ronnie Mann]. (2013, October 4). Invitation to the College of Nursing [Video file].


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