Associate Professor, NDHC Co-Director, Curriculum; Frederick A. White Distinguished Professor of Professional Service
Dr. Farra’s research interests are in disaster training and simulation strategies. Currently, she is federally funded to study virtual reality simulation as a method to train workers to evacuate the neonatal intensive care unit. In addition, she has grant funding from the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators to study learning outcomes following participation in disaster training through the National Disaster Health Consortium.read more
About Sharon Farra
Dr. Farra’s research interests are in disaster training and simulation strategies. Currently, she is federally funded to study virtual reality simulation as a method to train workers to evacuate the neonatal intensive care unit. In addition, she has grant funding from the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators to study learning outcomes following participation in disaster training through the National Disaster Health Consortium.
|Present||Assistant Professor, Wright State University ‐ College of Nursing and Health|
|Present||National Disaster Health Consortium Co-Director, Curriculum, Wright State University|
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Evaluation of two simulation methods for teaching a disaster skill
BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning (2020)
Sherrill Smith, Sharon L. Farra and Eric Hodgson
Introduction: With increasing use of virtual reality simulation (VRS) in nursing education, there is a paucity of research exploring learning ...
Comparative Cost of Virtual Reality Training and Live Exercises for ...
CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing (2019)
Sharon L. Farra, Matthew Gneuhs, Eric Hodgson, Burhan Kawosa, et al.
Adoption of virtual reality technology may be delayed due to high up-front costs with unknown returns on that investment. In ...
A Call to Unify Definitions of Virtual Reality
Clinical Simulation in Nursing (2019)
Suzan (Suzie) Kardong-Edgren, Sharon L. Farra, Guillaume Alinier and H. Michael Young
Virtual reality (VR)will be widely adopted by nursing within the next five years as a simulation method. The confusion generated ...
Effects of Virtual Reality Simulation on Worker Emergency Evacuation of ...
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness (2019)
Sharon Farra, Eric Hodgson, Elaine T. Miller, Nathan Timm, et al.
Objective: This study examined differences in learning outcomes among newborn intensive care unit (NICU) workers who underwent virtual reality simulation ...
Effectiveness of Two Varying Levels of Virtual Reality Simulation
Nursing education perspectives (2018)
Sherrill J. Smith, Sharon L. Farra, Deborah L. Ulrich, Eric Hodgson, et al.
AIM: The aim of the study was to assess two levels of immersive virtual reality simulation (VRS) to teach the ...
Asynchronous Online Debriefing with Health Care Workers: Lessons Learned
Clinical Simulation in Nursing (2018)
Elaine T. Miller, Sherry Farra and Ashley Simon
Background: This article describes how monitored asynchronous online debriefing was performed with health care workers who were part of a ...
The Student Experience With Varying Immersion Levels of Virtual Reality ...
Nursing education perspectives (2018)
Sharon L. Farra, Sherrill J. Smith and Deborah L. Ulrich
With increasing use of virtual reality simulation (VRS) in nursing education and given the vast array of technologies available, a ...
Effectiveness of positive pressure ventilation during newborn care unit evacuation
Journal of Neonatal Nursing (2017)
Nathan Timm, Sharon Farra, Elaine T. Miller, Matthew Gneuhs, et al.
Objective Assess the utility of high fidelity simulation in understanding effectiveness of bag-valve ventilation in a simulated newborn intensive care ...
Collaboration between Academia and Practice: Interprofessional Crises Leadership and Disaster ...
Journal of Nursing Administration (2017)
Cheryl Hoying, Sharon Farra, Rosalie Mainous, Rebecca Baute, et al.
An innovative interprofessional disaster preparedness program was designed and implemented through an academic-practice partnership between a large midwestern children's hospital ...
National Disaster Health Consortium: Competency-Based Training and a Report on ...
Nursing Clinics of North America (2016)
Sherrill J. Smith and Sharon L. Farra
As the largest profession of health care providers, nurses are an integral component of disaster response. Having clearly delineated competencies ...
Storyboard Development for Virtual Reality Simulation
Clinical Simulation in Nursing (2016)
Sherry Farra, Elaine T. Miller, Eric Hodgson, Emily Cosgrove, et al.
Background: Development of virtual reality simulations requires an interprofessional team, but effective communication is inhibited by a lack of structured ...
Learning Outcome Measurement in Nurse Participants After Disaster Training
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness (2016)
Sharon L. Farra, Sherrill J. Smith and Marie A. Bashaw
Objective: The National Disaster Health Consortium is an interprofessional disaster training program. Using the Hierarchical Learning Framework of Competency Sets ...
Learning and Retention Using Virtual Reality in a Decontamination Simulation
Nursing Education Perspectives (2016)
Sherrill J. Smith, Sharon Farra, Deborah L. Ulrich, Eric Hodgson, et al.
AIM The purpose of this study was to examine the longitudinal effects of virtual reality simulation (VRS) on learning outcomes ...
Development of an Instrument to Measure Nursing Student Teamwork Skills
Clinical Simulation in Nursing (2015)
Sherrill Jeanne Smith, Sharon L. Farra, Raymond P. Ten Eyck and Marie A. Bashaw
Background The purpose of this project was to develop an instrument to measure nursing student teamwork skills in a simulated ...
Development of an Assessment Instrument to Evaluate Performance of the ...
Nurse Education Today (2015)
Sharon L. Farra, Sherrill Jeanne Smith, DeAnne French and Gordon L. Gillespie
Background and Purpose Nurses must competently demonstrate psychomotor skills. Few reliable and valid instruments are available for psychomotor evaluation for ...
Decontamination Training: With and Without Virtual Reality Simulation
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal (2015)
Sharon L. Farra, Sherrill Jeanne Smith, Gordon L. Gillespie, Stephanie Nicely, et al.
Nurses must be prepared to care for patients following a disaster, including patients exposed to hazardous contaminants. The purpose of ...
Preparing Nursing Students for Leadership Using a Disaster-Related Simulation
Nurse Educator (2015)
Sherrill Jeanne Smith, Sharon L. Farra, Anita K. Dempsey and Deborah Arms
Increasing numbers and severity of disasters across the globe require nurses to be prepared to provide leadership in disaster situations. ...
The Student Experience Using Virtual Reality Simulation to Teach Decontamination
Clinical Simulation in Nursing (2014)
Deborah Lee Ulrich, Sharon Farra, Sherrill Jeanne Smith and Eric Hodgson
Background There is a need to prepare new nurses in disaster procedures. Virtual reality simulation (VRS) offers a method for ...
Creation of a Virtual Triage Exercise: An Interprofessional Communication Strategy
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing (2014)
Sharon Farra, Stephanie Nicely and Eric Hodgson
Virtual reality simulation as a teaching method is gaining increased acceptance and presence in institutions of higher learning. This study ...