Cathleen Deckers

Pepperdine University 

  • Doctor of Education in Educational Technology and Leadership (2011)

​Mount St. Mary's University 

  • Masters of Nursing Education (2004)

California State University, Los Angeles

  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing (1982)

  • Simulation
  • Curricular design
  • Learning theory and application for practice
  • Educational technology to enhance learning.  

Deckers, C. (in press) 3rd Edition.  Effectively Using Instructional  Technologies.  In Ulrich, B. (Ed.), Mastering Precepting:  A Nurse’s Handbook for Success. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International.   

Received the American Journal of Nursing 2012 Book of the Year in categories Medical-Surgical Nursing, and Nursing Education

Gatdula, N., Costa, C.B., Rascón, M.S., Deckers, C.M. & Bird, M. (2022): College  students’ perceptions of telemental health to address their mental health needs, Journal of American College Health, 1-7. Https:// 

Morrison, B., & Deckers, C. (2022).  2nd Edition. Common Theories in Simulation Practice.  In Palaganas, J. Maxworthy, J., Epps, C. & Mancini, M. (Eds.), Defining Excellence in Healthcare Simulation Programs.  Philadelphia, PA:  Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 

Schocken, D., Deckers, C., LeMaster, T. & Gadlage, K. (2022).  2nd EditionSimulation  Accreditation.  In Palaganas, J. Maxworthy, J., Epps, C. & Mancini, M. (Eds.), Defining  Excellence in Healthcare Simulation Programs.  Philadelphia, PA:  Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 

INACSL Standards Committee, Miller, C., Deckers, C., Jones, M., Wells-Beede, E., & McGee,  E. (2021). Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice TM Outcomes and Objectives. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 58, 40-44. 

Rascon, M.S., Deckers, C.M., Bird, M., Gatdula, N., McDermott, K.M., & Costa, C. (2021).  Community focus groups inform culturally sensitive nursing telehealth training curriculum development. Journal of Nursing and Practice 4(2), 319-326. https://doi.ort/10.3659/545/400 

Konrad, S., Fitzgerald, A., & Deckers, C. (2020). Nursing fundamentals: Supporting clinical competency online during the COVID-19 pandemic, Teaching and Learning in Nursing. 

Costa, C.B., McCoy, K.T., Early, G.J., and Deckers, C. (2019).  Evidence-Based Care of the Human Trafficking Patient.  Nursing Clinics of North America, 54(4), 569-584.

Jones, S. Deckers, C., Strand, D., and Bissmeyer, H. (2017). Succession Planning:  Creating a Case for Hiring New Graduates.  Nursing Economics, 35(2), 64-87.

Andrews, K., Fraizer, L., Shah, F., Deckers, C., Madjidi, F., Miramontes, G., and Schmieder-Ramirez, J. (2017).  Transforming Conventional Curative Care into Holistic Wellbeing using mHealth Social Business Models.  Journal of Social Sciences Research I.

Brown, L. & Deckers, C. (1996).  Clinical Case Management:  What Works, What Doesn't.  Nursing Management, 27(11), 28-30.


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

Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) 2020 - current


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

Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)

  • ​2012-Present