Christine L. Heid, PhD, RN, CNE
Christine Heid, PhD, RN, CNE, is a nurse educator for Consultation Services at ATI Nursing Education. Dr. Heid holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, a master’s degree in Nursing and Healthcare Education, and is a Certified Nurse Educator. She is currently participating in the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation Learning (INACSL – CAE Healthcare) 2017 Fellowship program. Her past faculty appointments have provided her with knowledge of traditional practical, associate, and baccalaureate nursing education in both the public and private sector.
Dr. Heid has served as an advisory committee member on the ANA Workplace Violence and Incivility Professional Issues Panel, which focused on developing a position statement that applies to all settings where nurses work. As chairperson of the Ohio Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OOADN), she engaged with leaders to help nurses further their education through seamless progression and academic partnerships. As a researcher, she has investigated online and technology-mediated teaching/learning across the curriculum, developed strategies to enhance theory-practice integration, created clinical tools for teaching and acquiring clinical judgment, and identified motivational predictors of persistence behaviors.
Her peers have recognized Dr. Heid as an innovative educator who finds creative ways to utilize technology and immersive strategies to create meaningful learning for students. She enjoys working with colleagues of all levels of experience and supporting expert clinicians as they transition to the role of nurse educator. She admits that her greatest lessons have emerged from her biggest mistakes. Dr. Heid has implemented a variety of innovative teaching-learning strategies in classroom, simulation lab, and clinical settings, many of which led to better student preparation, helped foster clinical judgment, and improved student confidence. She is passionate about nursing education and loves the opportunity to share ideas, promote active learning strategies, and nurture ‘out of the box’ thinking to enhance student and faculty success.