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W. Scott Erdley, DNS, RN, CHSE

Simulation Center Coordinator, Faculty Fellow

Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall Room #220


Dr. Erdley is currently the Simulation Center Coordinator at Niagara University. He has been with the School of Nursing as a faculty member for the last eight years and has recently taken over the coordination of the Simulation Center. His nursing practice included general medical/surgical, as well as a focus on critical care. His academic career has included general nursing education, healthcare informatics, and high-fidelity immersive simulation. 

Current Research

  • Learner perception of a role player as patient versus a manikin as patient
    • 2 projects: with PT and with nursing
  • Learner readiness for inter-professional learning (nursing focus)

Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Nursing Science (DNS), School of Nursing, University at Buffalo (2000)
  • Master of Science in Adult Health, Critical Care, (CNS), School of Nursing, University at Buffalo (1993)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, School of Nursing, University at Buffalo (1989)
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, N.Y. (1986)