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Aimme McCauley, DNP, MSN-NI/NE, RN, CNE, CHSE
Interim Director of Nursing Skills & Technology Center

Email: amcca7@lsuhsc.edu

Phone: 504-568-4145

Office: 2147

Office Hours:

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

Nursing Skills & Technology Center at CALS
2021 Perdido Street - Office 2147
New Orleans, LA 70124


Research Interests

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


Bio

Aimme McCauley is the Interim Director of the Nursing Skills and Technology Center (NSTC) and an Instructor of Clinical Nursing at Louisiana State University Health New Orleans (LSUHeath N.O.) School of Nursing.  She received her baccalaureate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University.  From Chamberlain University, College of Nursing, her Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Nursing Informatics, a post-graduate certificate in Nursing Education, and conferred her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) specializing in Healthcare Systems Leadership in August of 2020. She attained the Certified Nurse Educator credential from the National League for Nursing in 2021, and the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator credential in 2023.

Aimme McCauley currently serves as the Chair for the School of Nursing (SON) Faculty Organization, as the representative of the SON faculty voice on Administrative Council, and as President of the LSU Health New Orleans Faculty Senate.  She continues to serve as Governance chair for Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Epsilon Nu Chapter at-Large, served as Secretary for the New Orleans District Nurses’ Association (2019-2022), and continues active engagement with clinical affiliates to improve quality outcomes for the Greater New Orleans community. She is an engaged member of the Louisiana State Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, and the Transcultural Nursing Society.

Aimme McCauley is published on topics including supporting new graduate nurses transition to practice through the COVID-19 pandemic, and preventing falls in intensive care environments. Her scholarly interests include healthcare simulation pedagogy, quality improvement in nursing, the advancement of transcultural nursing and cultural humility, and improving workflow and well-being in academic nursing environments. in 2024, she was awarded the Sister Henrietta Guyot Research award for The Use of Standardized Patients to Measure Baccalaureate Nursing Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in the Use of Spanish Language for the Provision of Nursing Care.         

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 ensuring quality educational methods in the NSTC, Dr. McCauley provides practice change project experience as a lead and team member to graduate students, and coordinates NURS 4120 Beginning Spanish for Nursing.  In 2020, she was presented with The DAISY Faculty Award, in December 2021 she was honored to receive the LSUHSC SON Nursing Caring Award - Faculty, and in 2023 she was honored as a recipient of the 2023 Chancellor's LSU Health Excellence Award.


Publications/Presentations

McCauley, A., Hogan, M., Hopkins, E., Simulation Medical Training and Education Council of Louisiana (SMTEC-LA) 2024 Simulation Expo, Cultivating Consistency: Enhancing Simulation Debriefing Practices in Nursing Education Through a Standardized Script and Best Practices Approach, New Orleans, LA, April 19, 2024. 

McCauley, A., Hogan, M., Hopkins, E., Simulation Medical Training and Education Council of Louisiana (SMTEC-LA) 2024 Simulation Expo, Enhancing Undergraduate Nursing Education: Labor and Delivery Orientation Using Simulation, New Orleans, LA, April 19, 2024. 

McCauley, A., Hogan, M., Simulation Medical Training and Education Council of Louisiana (SMTEC-LA) 2024 Simulation Expo, Fostering Cultural Competence with Simulation: An Innovative Approach to Improving Nursing Care for Spanish-Speaking and Limited-English Proficiency Clients, New Orleans, LA, April 19, 2024. 

McCauley, A., Hogan, M., 2024 Dr. Linda Corson Jones Scholarship Day, Advancing Health Equity for the Hispanic and Latine Community through the Integration of Nursing, Simulation & CLAS Standards, March 22, 2024, New Orleans, LA 

Davis; A.H.; & McCauley, A.J.; (2023). Evidence-Based Pearls: Falls in the Intensive Care UnitCritical Care Nursing Clinics, CNC1084. 

Louisiana Department of Health - Disaster Management - MSNS Skills: Video Series 1-7 with McCauley, A.J. & Davis, A.H.; LSUHealth New Orleans School of Nursing June 29th, 2022. 

Presenting the Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice (INACSL) with Davis, A.H; McCauley, A.J.; &. Hayes, S.P.; LSUHealth New Orleans School of Nursing Faculty Development Series; June 9th, 2022 [Virtual] 

Digging Deeper into Simulation: A Prebriefing and Debriefing Workshop with Hayes, S.P.; McCauley, A.J.; & Davis, A.H.; LSUHSC New Orleans School of Nursing Faculty Development Series; June 10th, 2022 [Virtual] 

Baudoin, C.; McCauley, A.J.; & Davis, A. (2022). New Graduate Nurses in the Intensive Care Setting: Preparing Them for Patient Death.  Critical Care Nursing Clinics, CNC1025 

Barrier, K., McCauley, A., Rooney, E., & Young, K. (2021). Statement in Support of Confronting Racism and Discrimination in Nursing with a Focus on Diversity and Inclusion to Promote a Healthier Louisiana. Resolution proposal accepted by the Louisiana State Nurses Association Membership Assembly May 20, 2021.  

Implementation of evidence-based education on leadership to improve trauma ICU (TICU) nurses’ satisfaction with nursing management, as measured by National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI); McCauley, A., Linda Corson Jones Research & Scholarship Symposium: STTI– Epsilon Nu; November 18, 2020 [Virtual] 

Implementation of 3.15% Chlorhexidine Gluconate with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol Swabs to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream; McCauley, A., Linda Corson Jones Research & Scholarship Symposium: STTI– Epsilon Nu; November 18, 2020 [Virtual] 

Kundalini Yoga Zoom; McCauley, A., American Holistic Nurses Association Greater NOLA Chapter; May 3, 2020 [Virtual]