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Lee Punch

Lee Punch

Associate Professor (Career Track),  Simulation Coordinator, Tri-Cities 509-372-7151 TC 1254 1266 Lee Blvd, Richland, WA 99352

Lee Punch CV

Lee has had a varied nursing career including long-term care staff nurse, nurse manager, hospital educator, and now nursing instructor. Her background includes med/surg and cardiac nursing. She is passionate about nursing education and now focuses on simulators and using simulation as an education modality. This allows her to include experiential learning  in her teaching, which is paramount for nurse education and nurse longevity. Lee can also be found in the junior year second semester working with students in the hospital. She enjoys most outdoor activities including but not limited to gardening, camping, fishing, hunting and travel in general.


  • MN, WSU Tri-Cities, WA
  • BSN, WSU Tri-Cities, WA
  • Associate Degree of Science in Nursing, Shoreline Community College, Seattle, WA

Med/surg and cardiac nursing, nursing education

Cardiac, Med/surg, progressive care, education, management, nursing simulation


  • AACN, 2005-2019
  • NLN, 2013-2019
  • INASCL, 2015-2019
  • SSH, 2016-2019


  • Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN), 2007/alumnus 2015
  • ACLS instructor 2015-current
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), 2016-2022

updated 1/29/19