Cathleen Deckers

Cathleen M. Deckers EdD, RN, CNE, CHSE

Cathleen (Cathy) is the Associate Director of the School of Nursing and Associate Professor.  She has been teaching at CSULB since 2005, and became a full-time, tenured faculty in 2019.  Before coming to CSULB she was the Vice President, Nursing Operations at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center where she worked for 25 years. 

  • Pepperdine University
    • Malibu, CA
    • Doctorate of Education -Educational Technology & Leadership
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Master of Science in Nursing Education (MSN)
  • California State University, Los Angeles
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • CHSE
  • CNE

  • Simulation & Simulation-based education
  • Educational/Instructional Technology
  • Online learning
  • VR/AR learning
  • Pedagogical inquiry

Gail Johnson Simulation Accreditation Reviewer Award. 2019 Eligibility to receive this award,  

  • The nominee be a SSH Accreditation Reviewer 
  • The nominee must demonstrate integrity, scholarship, positivity and leadership


Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

  • Co-Principle Investigator
  • ​2019-2021
  • $1 million grant
  • Increasing the educational capacity of psychiatric mental health practitioners in the Public Mental Health workforce 

National League for Nursing Simulation Leader Scholar

  • ​2016


  • Member Society for Simulation in Healthcare
    • Accreditation Council Member
    • Accreditation Site Reviewer – Lead
  • Member International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
  • Member National League for Nursing
    • NLN Leadership Institute: Simulation Leader