Dr. Joyce Victor is a registered nurse and an associate professor in the Passan School of Nursing at Wilkes University. In her time at Wilkes University, she developed and fully integrated the simulation curriculum for nursing and designed a 6,000 sq.ft. simulation center. She holds a diploma in nursing, a BSN, MSN, MHA, and MA in Creative Writing. She earned her PhD from Duquesne University School of Nursing, where her dissertation won the outstanding dissertation award. She is co-author of the 2015 International Standards of Best Practice for Simulation: Design and the 2021 International Standards of Best Practice for Simulation: Evaluation. She has presented and published in various international and peer-reviewed venues, including the book, You're Not Dead 'til I Say You're Dead. She is currently completing a post-doctoral research fellowship through the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL).
Dr. Victor is board certified in Professional Development through ANCC. She holds advanced certification as a Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE-A) through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). Her research trajectory focuses on how academic programs prepare pre-licensure nursing students for entry into practice, which supports her philosophy that simulation-based learning is the key to this preparation. In the community at large, Dr. Victor is on the Board of Directors for the Wyoming Valley Children's Association and serves on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Regional Emergency Cardiac Care Education Committee, is active in their grassroots volunteer network, as well as their BCLS, ACLS, and PALS programs on the local, state and national levels.