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Ms. Emlund, MSN, has more than 20 years of experience. She received her BSN from Lewis University and her MSN from Benedictine University. She was a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Rush Medical Center for 15 years and has taught as an Adjunct instructor for Chamberlain University and Northwest College before joining Dominican University as the Clinical Simulation Manager for the BSN program in 2014. She was named the Director of the Simulation Education Center in Borra College of Health Sciences in July 2019.

In addition to overseeing all simulation technologies/pedagogies for the Simulation Education Center. During her professional career, she added simulation training to her skills with more than eight years of experience working with faculty and professionals to develop simulation activities and training.  Maureen also work with students, faculty, and staff to provide interprofessional education experiences by integrating multiple technologies and simulation resources to provide both in person and online simulations.

MSN, Nursing, Benedictine University
Selected Publications

Allen, M., Groll, M., Emlund, M., King, D., Sonnichsen, J., Bayer, K., and Guadalupe, E. (2020). Healthcare Students' Psychological Well-Being in a Diabetic Ketoacidosis Simulation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 39. P. 1 – 6. Retrieved from

Allen, M., Emlund, M., Kozdronkiewicz, M., Bayer, K., and Bland, T. (2018). Exploring the Relationship between Nursing Students’ Resilience and Spirituality in a Critical Care, End of Life Care Simulation. Palliative Medicine &Care, 5(2). P. 1-6. Retrieved from   

Allen, M., Emlund, M.,Kozdronkiewicz, M., Bayer, K., Groll, M., Slezak, C., Wadhwa, T., Barich, B., Pinc, A., Garbarz, K., Heintz, E., Mueller, J., Mathai, R., Bach, J. ( 2018). Examining Self –Efficacy and Self- Esteem in Healthcare Students Participating in an Interprofessional Critical Care Simulation. Global Journal of Health Science, 10(9). P. 81-88. doi: 10.5539/gjhs.v10n9p8. Retrieved from Examining Self-Efficacy and Self-Esteem in Healthcare Students Participating in an Interprofessional Critical Care Simulation | Allen | Global Journal of Health Science | CCSE (

Selected Presentations
Bland, T., Dudar, A., Emlund, M., Radlowski E., and Zack, L. (June 2022). IPE Virtual Simulation: Blending Asynchronous and Synchronous Activities to Foster Learning. Virtual Panel Presentation with Education Management Solutions.


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