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Aimme McCauley, DNP, RN
NSTC Learning Lab Coordinator and Simulation Specialist


Phone: 504-568-4145

Office: 5B7

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 08:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.


Research Interests

Clinical Technology & Simulation, Nursing Science, Informatics & Education; Student-Centered Learning, Quality Improvement, Leadership, Transcultural Nursing, Diversity, Caring Science, and Mindfulness


Aimme McCauley received her undergraduate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2002.  From Chamberlain University, College of Nursing, she received her Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty in nursing informatics in 2016, earned a post-graduate certificate in nursing education in 2017, and conferred her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) specializing in Healthcare Systems Leadership in August of 2020. 

Dr. McCauley serves as Secretary for the New Orleans District Nurses’ Association, serves the LSU Health School of Nursing on the By-Laws, Nominations and Elections Committee, as well as the Quality Enhancement Committee, and is active with Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society: Epsilon Nu Chapter.  Additionally, she is an active member of the National League for Nursing, American Holistic Nurses Association, American Nursing Informatics Association, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning.

Dr. McCauley has provided instruction to nursing students in the classroom and online environments since 2017, sharing over 20 years of adult nursing experience from critical care specialties (cardiac, surgical, medical, neuro) to rehabilitation and home health settings.

In addition to fulfilling her role as Learning Lab Coordinator and Simulation Specialist in the NSTC, Dr. McCauley guest lectures for Adult Health, serves as faculty advisor to the May 2022 student cohort, coordinates Spanish for Nursing Professionals Independent Study, and facilitates the student-lead Spanish language ‘Lunch and Learn’ initiative.

Dr. McCauley’s scholarly interests include applying the rapid-cycle quality improvement framework to improve nursing education and simulation outcomes, implementing evidence-based methodologies in simulation, the advancement of transcultural nursing theory and cultural humility in nursing education, the actualization of caring science into nursing education, and advocating for nurses and the profession of nursing through workflow improvement and workplace satisfaction among nurses in hospital environments.