Christie Cavallo, MSN, RN, EdD (c), CNE, CNEcl, CHSE

Director of Simulation and Assistant

3564 Community Health Building
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Christie Cavallo

About Christie Cavallo

Christie Cavallo joined the University of Memphis in June 2023 as the Director of Simulation and an Assistant Professor at the Loewenberg College of Nursing. She has 31 years of experience as a BSN-prepared nurse in the clinical setting to include ICU, telemetry, med/surg, surgery and home health. She has been teaching undergraduate nursing students for 12 years and has served as the course coordinator for Skills I, II and III, Medication Safety, Concepts I: Foundations for Nursing Practice and as clinical faculty for Concepts III and Internship. Mrs. Cavallo served as a simulation champion in her previous appointments.

She received her BSN from Delta State University of Cleveland, Mississippi in May 1994 and earned her Master of Science in Nursing, with a concentration in Nursing Education, from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota in December 2012. She is currently seeking her Doctorate in Education from Walden University. She also holds a Certified Nurse Educator, Certified Academic Nurse Educator and Certified Healthcare Educator in Simulation certifications. She is a member of the National League of Nursing, Tennessee Simulation Alliance, Tennessee Nurses’ Association, American Nurses’ Association, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

  • BSN Delta State University - 1994
  • MSN Walden University - 2012
  • EdD(c) Walden University - 2023

  • Acute care
  • Adult health
  • Health literacy
  • Interprofessional
  • Nursing education
  • Simulation

  • American Nurses' Association
  • National League of Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Tennessee Nurses' Association
  • Tennessee Simulation Alliance

  • Faculty Daisy Award Nominee 2015
  • SGAEC UTHSC Excellence in Teaching Award 2017-2018
  • SGAEC UTHSC Excellence in Teaching Award 2019-2020
  • UTHSC Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award 2020
  • Faculty Daisy Award 2021
  • SGAEC Excellence in Teaching Award for 2022-2023

  • Wilbanks, C., Cavallo, C. M., Williams, L. A (2022)  "Revision of clinical reasoning course to align across concept-based clinical courses and improve clinical judgment," Nurse Tim, Orlando,  Florida and online, Orlando, FL.
  • Cavallo, C. (2021) Offering a path to success for everyone: Creating an inclusive environment in nursing education.  Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Cavallo, C., Neal, A. & McDonald, L. (2019). Incorporating the acronym MEDPASS in a skills lab checkoff to increase Medication Administration in Bachelor of Science nursing students. Tennessee Simulation Alliance.  Knoxville, TN.
  • Cavallo, C., Settles-Seymour, A., & Farrell, A.(2017).  Increasing skill acquisition in a bachelor of science nursing program using a deliberate practice method.  Tennessee Simulation Alliance: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN.
  • Cavallo, C. (2017). Reeling in your learners. Teaching Learning Center.  Journal Club Showcase, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN.
  • Cavallo, C. (2015). No tricks in simulation:  Keeping it real. Tennessee Simulation Alliance: Belmont University, Nashville, TN.
  • Cavallo, C., Farrell, A. & Walker, C. M. (2014). Remembering the 'R' in SBAR in simulation. Tennessee Simulation Alliance.  Belmont University, Nashville, TN.
  • Cavallo, C. (2012). Be a nurse. Recruitment Day.  Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.  Helena, AR.
  • Cavallo C. (2012)  Avoiding stress and burnout in the workplace. Faculty Day.  Phillips Community College at Stuttgart. Stuttgart, AR.
  • Cavallo, C. (2012)  Medication administration excellence.  Capstone Project Presentation. Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas. Helena, AR.

  • Infusing Clinical Reasoning in an Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing Skills Lab  SSH Conference 2024
  • Changing the Culture of Teaching Culture to Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing Students -NLN
  • Investigation of Collaboration Among First-Year Bachelor of Science Nursing Students - Walden University Dissertation