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Rosemary Macy, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Rosemary Macy

Rosemary Macy is an associate professor of nursing at Boise State University. Macy came to the Boise State University’s School of Nursing in 1999. Macy has a Bachelor of Science degree and Masters degree from Idaho State University with a focus on nursing education. Macy earned her doctoral degree in education from the University of Idaho.

Macy has national recognition for her work as a Simulation Faculty Expert and has developed the Standardized Patient Program for the Simulation Center as well as facilitated the National League for Nursing/Boise State workshop “Beyond the Basics: Innovative Simulation Topics for Health Care Educators.” She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning.

Current Teaching Emphasis and Programs

Macy’s areas of interest include fundamentals in nursing, health assessment across the lifespan and simulation methodologies and research. Macy enjoys mentoring nursing faculty in the use simulation in their nursing courses and the development of simulation scenarios for the Simulation Center in the School of Nursing.

Funded Research

2012-14 Co-PI PI, $5000 Internal Research Grant School of Nursing to research “Investigating the Effect of Time on Memory Loss and the Impact of Different Instructional Methods on Cognitive Knowledge of CPR Skill in a Sample of Nursing and Respiratory Care Students.”

2010-11 PI, $5000 Internal Grant Department of Nursing to research “The Development of a Standardized Patient Program for the Simulation Center.”

2007-08 PI, Idaho Technology Incentive Grant Program, Idaho State Board of Education: “A Collaborative Approach to High Fidelity Simulator Simulations,” awarded $170,000.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kardong-Edgren, S., Butt, A., Harding, S., Roberts, C., Macy, R. H., Waddell, A. (2015), Student knowledge, retention and transfer of rescue skills over time: Comparison of 3 educational methods. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(4):185-90. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20150318-01.

Clark, C. M., Ahten, S. M., & Macy, R.H. (2014, August). Nursing graduates’ ability to address incivility: Kirkpatrick’s level-3 evaluation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10(8), 425-431

Clark, C. M., Macy, R. H., Ahten, S.M. (2013). Using Problem Based Learning scenarios to prepare nursing students to address incivility. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, vol. 9, 3, pp. e75-e83.

Davis, S., Josephson, J., & Macy, R. (2013, May). Implementation of mental health simulations: Challenges and lessons learned. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9(5), e157-e162. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2011.11.011.

2008 Macy, R., Schrader, V. (2008, October). Pedophobia: a new challenge facing nursing faculty in clinical teaching by simulation Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 4(3) Doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2008.07.001.


2015 Macy, R ., Sarasnick, J & McDermott, “Two successful approaches to creating an orientation and development program for educators in the pedagogy of simulation which contributed to SSH accreditation in free standing nursing programs.” Presentation, 14th Annual International Nursing Simulation/learning Resource Center Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. June 10th-13th, 2015.

2013 Macy, R “Building a Standardized Patient Program”, Poster Presentation, 12th Annual International Nursing Simulation/ Learning Resource Centers Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 13-15, 2013.

2011 Macy, R., & Vanity, J.,“Using Interdisciplinary Patient Care Skills Simulations with First Level baccalaureate Nursing Students” Poster Presentation, 10th Annual International Nursing Simulation/learning Resource Center Conference, Orlando, Florida. June 15th-18th, 2011.


March of Dimes
2009 Idaho Nursing Excellence Award
Boise, Idaho

Contact Information

Office: NNHS 309G
Phone: (208) 426-3563