Erin E. Killingsworth, PhD, RN, CNE

Clinical Associate Professor and Program Evaluation and Accreditation Coordinator

PhD Mercer University, Atlanta, GA, Nursing, 2013
MSN Samford University, Birmingham, AL, Nurse Educator, 2007
BSN Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Nursing, 2003
ADN Southern Union State Community College, Opelika, AL, Nursing, 2001

Contact Info:
Email: Erin
Office: 302.37
Phone: 972.576.9176

Work and Scholarship:
Erin Killingsworth, PhD, RN, CNE is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing at Baylor University in Dallas, TX. She has been a nurse educator for over 10 years and has taught prelicensure, master’s, and doctoral nursing students. Dr. Killingworth’s scholarly work focuses on student and program evaluation, instrument development and validation, and simulation-based learning experiences. 

Courses Taught:
NUR 61C1 – NUR 62C4 DNP Project courses - Graduate
NUR 6375 Translation Science - Graduate
NUR 5314 Scientific Inquiry - Graduate
NUR 5209 Theoretical Concepts for the Advanced Practice Nurse – Graduate
NUR 5201 Introduction to Statistical Methods - Graduate
PHLT 504 Biostatistics for the Public Health Professions - Graduate
NURG 661 Principles of Teaching-Learning and Student Evaluation - Graduate
NUNA 515 Nurse Anes-Statistical Methods EBP - Graduate
NURS 422 Senior Seminar - Undergraduate
NURS 335 Research Basic Nursing Interventions - Undergraduate
NURS 232 Statistics for Health Care Professionals - Undergraduate
NURS 210 Medication Dosage Calculations - Undergraduate
NURS 351 The Childbearing Family - Undergraduate

Her clinical experience is in obstetrics and was a staff nurse at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama and East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama.

Awards and Honors
2021: International Nurses Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning. “Academic” Excellence Award
2018: 29th International Research Congress. Excellence in Education Research Presentation “The Effectiveness of Simulation Education on Improving Self-Efficacy Towards Teaching Among Nurse Educations in India” with co-authors Garner, S. L., Raj, L., and Bradshaw, M.
2014: Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University. Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Award
2003: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Outstanding Academic Performance

2007: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Induction
2003: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Induction

Other Professional Development
2014- 2015: Scholar, Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy, Sigma Theta Tau, Indianapolis, Indiana. Selected as Scholar for the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA), Sigma Theta Tau. NFLA is a 21 month mentored program to develop the Scholar in three leadership domains: Personal Leadership Development, Team Leadership Project, and Increasing Scope of Influence. Leadership mentor was Marilyn Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN (Duke University) and Leadership Advisor was Carol Winters, PhD, RN, CNE (East Carolina University).

Intellectual Contributions
Killingsworth, E. (2016). Building Leaders in Nursing. La Conférence Franco-Vietnamienne de Gynécologie et D’Obstétrique, Hanoi, Vietnam, May 15 - 17, 2016.

Killingsworth, E. (2016). The Cornerstone of Simulation: Debriefing. Rebekah Ann Naylor School of Nursing, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bangalore, Karnetaka, India, April 25, 2016.

Killingsworth, E. (2016). Building Leaders in Nursing. The Board of Nursing Education Nursing League, Christian Medical Association of India (South India Branch), Nursing Leadership Conference, Oddanchatram, Tamil Nadu, India, April 20 – 22, 2016.

Killingsworth, E. E., Beers, G., Berry, C., Coleman, J., Rochester, V., & Dick, T. (2015). Development of Curriculum Assessment Template for Targeted Student Outcomes in a BSN Program. Sigma Theta Tau 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada. November 7- November 11, 2015

Killingsworth, E. E., Oermann, M., & Winters, C. (2015). Promoting Leadership: The NFLA Experience. Sigma Theta Tau 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada. November 7- 11, 2015

Carter, S. C., Hultquist, B., Killingsworth, E. E., & Ferguson, R. W. (2013). Transformational Leadership in Nursing Education. Sigma Theta Tau 42nd Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Killingsworth, E. E., Kimble, L. P., & Sudia-Robinson, T. (2014, September). Nursing Faculty Decision-Making about Best Practices in Classroom Testing. NLN Education Summit, Phoenix, Arizona.

Killingsworth, E. E. & Killingsworth, R. A. (2012, June). A Preliminary Investigation into the Maternity Leave Policies in the Construction Industry in the Southeast. Alabama Department of Public Health 5th Annual Women's Health Update, Mobile, Alabama.

Killingsworth, E. E. (2007, May). Test Evaluation in a Nursing School at a Community College. Nurse CE, Birmingham, Alabama.

Journal Articles
Killingsworth, E. (2016). Use of technology in classroom testing. Nurse Educator, 41(2), 60-61.

Killingsworth, E., Kimble, L. P., & Sudia, T. (2015). What goes into a decision? How nursing faculty decide which best practices to use in classroom testing. Nursing Education Perspectives, 36(4), 220-225.

Garner, S., Killingsworth, E., & Raj, L. (2016). Inter-rater Reliability among Nursing Faculty New to Simulation in India: A Pilot Study (under review)

Professional and Community Activities
Professional  Activities
Officer: Organization / Association
2011- 2013: Secretary for the Sigma Theta Tau International Gamma Eta Chapter.

Other Professional Service Activities
2016-present: INACSL Webinar Committee- member
2015-present: NLN Clinical Nurse Educator Work Group- member
2015-present: Peer reviewer for Nurse Educator journal
2015: Peer reviewer for INACSL 2016 Conference abstracts
2014: Peer reviewer for Measurement and the Measurement of Change manuscript by Polit and Yang
2011: Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Eta Chapter, Grapevine, Texas. Gamma Eta Chapter delegate at the Sigma Theta Tau International 41st Biennial Convention

Community Activities
2016: Wild Earth Action Day- Trinity River Elm Fork Clean Up Sponsored by the Dallas Zoo and the National Park Service’s Groundwork Dallas
2014-2015: Mentor for the Alabama Power Foundation Research Fellowship
2010: Volunteer at Homewood School System Health Fair