Cynthia Bradley, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE

Assistant Professor, Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative

Cynthia Bradley

Contact Info

cbradley@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-8937

Office Address:
6-116 Weaver-Densford Hall

Assistant Professor, Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative

Director of Simulation, School of Nursing


PhD, Indiana University, 2016

MS, Nursing, University of Central Missouri, 2013

BS, Nursing, University of Kansas, 1991

Summary

Dr. Bradley is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing where she serves as the Director of Simulation. Her expertise is in debriefing, specifically debriefing training, competence assessment, and instrument development. Dr. Bradley also investigates the use of new of emerging technologies in the preparation of the future healthcare workforce to improve health outcomes.

Debriefing for Meaningful Learning Evaluation Scale (DMLES)
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LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/cynthiasherradenbradley

Awards & Recognition

E. Louise Grant Award, 2021
Ruth Corcoran Research Award, National League for Nursing, 2019
Jonas Scholar Cohort VI, Jonas Foundation/National League for Nursing, 2017
Mary Anne Rizzolo Doctoral Research Award, National League for Nursing, 2016

Professional Associations

American Nurse Association
International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
National League for Nursing
Mn SHEP, Board of Advisors
Sigma Theta Tau
Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Use of debriefing to facilitate reflective thinking and clinical reasoning; Instrument development; Emerging technology development; Healthcare simulation

Statement of Advising Philosophy & Expectations for PhD Students

Statement of Advising Philosophy

Research Funding Grants

Title of Project: Strengthening University of Minnesota School of Nursing Student Learning and Community with Virtual Reality: A Pilot Study to Increase Presence and Mitigate the Impact of Physical Distancing
Funding Agency: School of Nursing Foundation
Role: PI
Dates: 2020-2021

Title of Project: Evaluating Teacher's Use of Debriefing for Meaningful Learning
Funding Agency: Office of the Vice President of Research
Role: PI
Dates: 2020-2022

Title of Project: Measuring the Impact of Training on the Use of Debriefing for Meaningful Learning: Faculty and Student Outcomes
Funding Agency: National League for Nursing
Role: PI
Dates: 2019-2021

Title of Project: A Wearable Health Simulator
Funding Agency: NIGMS, NIH
Role: Co-I, Subcontract PI: Donna Bliss, PI: Lucas Rolfes, Innovative Design Labs Inc.
Dates: 2022-2022

Title: Development of a Bariatric Mannequin System to Enable Realistic Examination Simulations of Obese Patients
Funding Agency: NIDDK, NIH
Role: Co-I, Subcontract PI: Donna Bliss, PI: Lucas Rolfes, Innovative Design Labs Inc.
Dates: 2019-2021

Title: Augmented Reality System for the Education of Clinical Caregivers of Older Adults
Funding Agency: NIA, NIH
Role: Co-I, Subcontract PI: Donna Bliss, PI: Adam Becker, Innovative Design Labs Inc.
Dates: 2019-2021

Augmented Reality System for the Education of Clinical Caregivers of Older Adults
National Institutes of Health (2R44AG057257-02)
Role: Co-Investigator, PI: Donna Bliss
10/1/2019 – 9/30/2021
$205,605

Publications

Selected Publications:

  • Bradley, C. S., Johnson, B. K., & Dreifuerst, K. T. (2021). Psychometric Properties of the Revised DML Evaluation Scale: A New Instrument for Assessing Debriefers. Clinical Simulation in Nursing.
  • Dreifuerst, K. T., Bradley, C. S., & Johnson, B. K. (2020). Using Debriefing for Meaningful Learning With Screen-Based Simulation. Nurse Educator, Publish Ahead of Print. https://doi.org/10.1097/nne.0000000000000930
  • Bradley, C. S., Johnson, B. K., & Dreifuerst, K. T. Debriefing: A place for enthusiastic teaching and learning at a distance. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 1-3. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.ecns.2020.04.001.
  • Bradley, C. S., Johnson, B. K., Dreifuerst, K. T., White, P., Conde, S. K., Meakim, C. H., . . . Childress, R. M. (2019). Regulation of Simulation Use in United States Prelicensure Nursing Programs. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 33(C), 17-25. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2019.04.004
  • Bradley, C. S. (2019). Impact of Training on Use of Debriefing for Meaningful Learning. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 32(C), 13-19. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2019.04.003
  • Bradley, C. S. (2018). Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Debriefing for Meaningful Learning Inventory©. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 14, 15-20. doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2017.09.004
  • Bradley, C. S., & Dreifuerst, K. T. (2016). Pilot Testing the Debriefing for Meaningful Learning Evaluation Scale. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12(7), 277-280. doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2016.01.008