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Renee Dunnington

Adjunct Faculty, Nursing


  • Nursing

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Dr. Renee Dunnington has a distinguished career as a nursing educator, administrator, scholar, & clinician. Her clinical specialization is in women's health & obstetric nursing. Her work in perinatal health spans the care continuum. She is also an expert in simulation in nursing education. She was awarded the William Loadman Award from The Ohio State University for her research on simulation. She has published a conceptual model on immersive presence in simulation. Her grant funding has enabled the expansion of the simulation labs and program at Capital's School of Nursing. Dr. Dunnington is also a specialist in nursing informatics and is passionate about the impact of technology and the human-machine interaction in healthcare. Dr. Dunnington has authored a philosophy on the nature of reality represented in human patient simulation. She has published and presented her work at the international, national, state, and local levels.
Degrees Earned
PhD The Ohio State University
MSN Kent State University
BSN Capital University
NURS 530 Healthcare Informatics & Technology
NURS 720 Clinical & Laboratory Teaching
Dunnington, R.M, & Farmer. Caring behaviors among student nurses interacting in scenario-based high fidelity human patient simulation. International Journal of Human Caring. 19(4). 44-49.
Dunnington, R.M. The centricity of presence in scenario-based high fidelity human patient simulation: A Model. Nursing Science Quarterly, 28(1), 1-11.
Dunnington, R.M. Presence with scenario-based high fidelity human patient simulation. Nursing Science Quarterly, 27(2), 157-164.
Dunnington, R.M. The nature of reality represented in human patient simulation: Implications for nursing education. Nursing Philosophy. 15(1), 14-22.