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Nursing honor society presents scholarly excellence award to Chapman

Clinical Assistant Professor Tracee Chapman recently received an award for scholastic excellence from the Nu Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society of nursing.

Chapman stood out for “the amazing difference” she has made scholastically according to the comments in her award nomination.

Headshot of Tracee Chapman
Tracee Chapman is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing.

She regularly presents at conferences across the nation with work such as the multi-patient behavioral health unit simulation; utilizing patient voices in simulation and classrooms; and using ChatGPT to facilitate simulation scenario development.

“Tracee excels at crafting immersive learning experiences both in the classroom and the simulation lab, benefitting our students and their future patients,” said Kelley Connor, director of simulation-based education and research in the School of Nursing. “She exemplifies scholarly achievement and serves as a role model for her students. She is committed to making a difference in our community, in the school, and in the nursing profession, and we are proud of her for this recognition of excellence.”

When Connor steps in as the school’s division dean in July 2024, Chapman will assume the role of director of simulation-based education and research.

Paula Molina-Shaver, Tammie Sherner, Tracee Chapman and Kelley Connor stand together in from of a conference banner.
Paula Molina-Shaver, Tammie Sherner, Tracee Chapman (second from right) and Kelley Connor represented Boise State’s School of Nursing at a simulation education conference last summer.

Chapman has served as the Simulation Center’s faculty development coordinator since 2021, regularly developing new scenarios and collaborating with faculty on innovative simulation education. She is a 2015 alum of the School of Nursing, working in the emergency department and as a school nurse before joining Boise State’s faculty.

Chapman holds her master’s in nursing from Northwestern Nazarene University and will complete her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Weber State University in May 2024.