Kathleen Shea

Kathleen Shea

( She/Her/Hers )
Assistant Director for Undergraduate/ Assistant Professor/ Director of Simulation - Pediatrics
Phone: (415) 405-2837
Email: kshea@sfsu.edu
Location: Burk Hall 375
Office Hours:
Mon: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm



Ed.D University of San Francisco-Learning and Instruction

MSN San Francisco State University-Nursing Administration

BSN CSU Dominguez Hills

RN St. Luke's School of Nursing

Teaching Interests:

Pediatrics Theory, Nursing Fundamentals, Nursing Interventions

Research Interests:

Clinical Simulation in Nursing Education, Post-simulation debriefing, Learning and Instruction

Professional Organizations:

  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)
  • International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS)
  • Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE)
  • Sigma Nursing - Nu Psi Chapter President

Dr. Kathleen Shea has over 30 years of experience as a Pediatric RN and practiced at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford. Dr. Shea transitioned into nursing education and joined the faculty at San Francisco State University (SFSU) in 2008. She completed her doctorate in Education at the University of San Francisco in 2015 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of Simulation at SFSU. She was certified by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare as a Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) in 2016 and has presented on a variety of topics at INACSL, IMSH and SimGHOSTS USA. Her research interests include debriefing, participant preparation, faculty development and program evaluation. Her current focus is on integrating INACSL Standards of Best Practice into the simulation program curriculum and program accreditation at San Francisco State University.