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About Janet Willhaus

Dr. Janet Willhaus earned a Ph.D. from the Washington State University College of Nursing in Spokane, and joined the faculty of the School of Nursing at Boise State University in 2013. Her earlier education includes an M.S.N., with an emphasis in nursing education, from Fort Hays State University, and a B.S. in nursing from Bethel College in North Newton, KS. She has been teaching nursing since 2001, and also served as an officer of the US Army Reserve Nurse Corps, where she learned the value of simulated learning. Her dissertation research examined the physiological and psychological effects of stress on performance among health professions students during simulation activities, and her research interests continue to include the pedagogy of simulation.


Present Assistant Professor, Boise State University School of Nursing


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 - Present President-Elect, Board of Directors, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
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Honors and Awards

  • 2008 - Top Prof Award, Fort Hays State University Mortar Board Chapter
  • 2011 - First Simulation Scholar in Residence, National League for Nursing
  • 2012 - Jonas Scholarship for Dissertation Research, National League for Nursing

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