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About Ann M. Stalter

Professor Ann Stalter earned a BSN, MSN, a certification as an Instructional Designer for Online Learning, and MS Ed in Health Professions Instructional Design at Wright State University (1983; 1994; 2015 & 2016). In 2009, she earned her PhD from The Ohio State University. The focus of her dissertation work was Body Mass Index Screening of School-age Children in Elementary Schools. Dr. Stalter's background and experiences include 36 years serving various vulnerable populations in the Miami Valley Region of Ohio. She has worked with home health patients, school and parish nurses, as well as, has led prevention efforts, disaster preparedness, and disease awareness events. She also has a 19 year teaching history at Wright State and served as the RN-BSN Director from 2007-December 2015. In that time, she was a Quality and Safety Educating Nurses (QSEN) Pilot school lead and integrated QSEN into a redesigned on-line program. Dr. Stalter is well-published in a variety of journals including the Journal of School Nurses,Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, Journal of Professional Nursing, Nursing Forum, and The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. Dr. Stalter's passion lies in community/public health nursing where she addresses needs, fills the gap and disseminates the experience for others. Nationally, she has been a consultant for the Chief Nurse of the American Red Cross (ARC) and currently she is the Research Committee Chair for The Association of Community Health Nurse Educators. She co-leads the National QSEN RN-BSN Task Force and is advancing the science of systems-level thinking in order not only to poise nurses to lead the new health care delivery system, but to advance the quality and safety of patient care across health systems. She has designed an ongoing technology-based Resource Center within the QSEN organization that allows nurses across the nation to understand system-based practice. She serves her college and university Technology Committees and is a member of the Faculty Advisory Board for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Wright State University. Dr. Stalter’s Scholarship in Teaching and Learning focuses on online education and innovative multimedia case-based instruction to engage online audiences. In her study entitled, “Determining use of an instructional design model in developing and testing an online animated case-based instruction module about systems thinking,” she used mixed-methods to retrospectively determine if the Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate (ADDIE) model of instructional design was used effectively to develop and test an e-learning systems thinking module. Animated case studies and gaming provided learners with opportunities to understand general systems theory, medication reconciliation and to learn from mistakes using a just culture framework where professionalism is nurtured to improve systems decision-making. Findings revealed that learners increased systems thinking knowledge. Her research was presented by Dr. Carol Wiggs of Galveston, Texas at the Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress in Melbourne, Australia. She is working with the ARC (Dayton Chapter), developing an electronic board game entitled, 24 Hours in a Red Cross Shelter. The facilitator-led game integrates systems thinking and disaster shelter management skills for both student nurses and practicing nurses working in the ARC across the United States. 


Present Associate Professor, Wright State University College of Nursing and Health

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3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
(937) 775-3947


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