Jennifer Dent DNP, MSN, RN, CHSE
Lecturer and Director of Clinical Simulation and Learning Center

Jennifer Dent received her ADN from Midway College in 1999 and her BSN from the University of Kentucky in 2003. She worked in the acute care setting areas of medical surgical, operating room and obstetrics. In 2010 she began teaching in the Kentucky Community College setting and developed an interest in simulation for nursing education. She obtained her MSN from Eastern Kentucky University with a focus on rural public health nursing education in 2011. She started her work at the UK College of Nursing as the simulation specialist helping to increase simulation in the undergraduate curriculum. She is now the Director of the Clinical Simulation and Learning Center, coordinator of the Skills Lab Intern enrichment opportunity and coordinator of First Aid Friday study hall for undergraduate nursing students.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-2224

Fax: (859) 323-1057

Email: jennifer.dent@uky.edu



MSN, Eastern Kentucky University, 2011
BSN, University Of Kentucky College of Nursing, 2003
ADN, Midway College, 1999
DNP, Eastern Kentucky University, 2016


Curriculum integration of simulation; interprofessional simulation; peer tutor support and simulation for patient safety


Dr. Jennifer Dent's CV


Burkhart, P. V., Stefaniak, K. A., Dent, J. L. 2015, May. Internships: Developing the Next Generation of Nurse Researchers, Practitioners, and Educators. 11th Annual Faculty Development Workshop, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY .

Dent, J. L. 2015, . Developing a Multiple Patient Simulation. Simulation Conference: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY .

Dent, J. L. 2014, November. Access to Simulation for Courses with Large Numbers. Tennessee Simulation Conference, TN .

Dent, J. L., Fugate, S. J., Halcomb, P. R., Schrader, L. C. 2014, . Civility matters. College of Nursing Lunch and Learn, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY .

Wilson, J. L., Dent, J. L. 2013, May. Developing Cost Effective Simulation with Low-Tech Technology. 9th Annual Faculty Development Workshop, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY .