Kevin Stevens
Director, Center for Clinical Performance & Simulation 509-324-7420 SNRS 243 PO BOX 1495

Kevin Stevens is the Director of the Center for Clinical Performance and Simulation at the Washington State University College of Nursing, assisting instructors to incorporate Human Patient Simulation into their curriculum.

She recently retired from the United States Air Force Nurse Corp, in which she served for 23 and a half years in various nursing positions to include Chief Nurse, Squadron Commander, Health Promotions Director, and Health Care Integrator. Her clinical practice included in-patient and out-patient Pediatrics, Maternal-Newborn care and Labor and Delivery while stationed at various Air Force bases throughout the United States.  She is certified in Community Health nursing, and has prior certifications in Maternal-Newborn nursing, Health Promotion, Nutrition, and as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  While serving on active duty , she gained many years of  experience in various positions instructing a variety of courses to Active Duty and civilian personnel to include Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation, Breast Feeding, tobacco cessation, pre-natal and various health and wellness education classes. Kevin is a member of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, advisor to the student Simulation Club as well as an active member of the Simulation Professional Network. She was also the WSU CON Project Coordinator for the NCSBN National Simulation Study.


  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)
  • MS in Community Health Nursing, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
  • BSN, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT


Simulation as an educational tool


  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, 2010-present
  • National League for Nursing, 2010-2011


Janke, J. & Stevens, K.  (2003). Breastfeeding Experiences of Active Duty Military Women. Journal of Military Medicine, Vol. 168, 380-384.

Shishani, K.R., Stevens, K.V., Dotson, J., & Riebe, C. (submitted). Effectiveness of a  Skill Building Smoking Cessation Counseling Program in an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum.  The Journal of Nursing Education.

Corbett, C.L., Gibson, J.E. & Stevens, K.V. (2010). Curricular Innovations for Teaching Facilitated Family Presence to Students and Clinicians. Video- Western Institute of Nursing, Las Vegas Nevada.