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Amy Lynn Cowperthwait

Amy Lynn Cowperthwait

Live Simulated Patient Educator
Adult Health Simulation Lab Coordinator
School of Nursing
105 McDowell Hall


  • University of Delaware 1987 BSN
  • Cooper Hospital University Medical Center Critical Care Internship 1989
  • University of Delaware-enrolled in Masters level CNS courses: expected graduation December 2010.

Research Interests

  • Simulation Technology
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Undergraduate Education
  • Education and orientation of foreign educated nurses


  • ACLS Instructor, BLS Instructor

Current Position

  • Nursing Simulation Lab Coordinator August 2006
    University of Delaware for the School of Nursing Newark, DE

Previous Academic Appointments

  • Towle Institute, Teacher, Molecular Biology
    Hockessin, DE 2003-2005

Clinical Positions Held

  • St. Francis Hospital Staff Nurse, M/S, ED 1987-1989
    Wilmington, DE

  • Cooper Hospital University Medical Center Staff/ Charge Nurse
    Camden, NJ

  • Justi Corp Agency Nurse ED 2000- Present
    Paoli, PA

  • Christiana Care Emergency Department Wilmington, DE
    Staff Nurse July 2004- December 2006

Professional Memberships/Offices

  • Beta Xi, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • ASPE-Association of Standardized Patient Educators- curriculum and professional development committee
  • INASCL- International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Nursing
    Honors and Awards- None

  • College of Health Sciences  •   345 McDowell Hall  •   Newark, DE 19716  •   USA
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