School of Nursing

Nursing Skills and Technology Center/Simulation Center

Key Simulation Educators


Aimme McCauley, DNP, RN, CNE NSTC Interim Director of the Nursing Skills and Technology Center & Simulation Faculty

Dr. McCauley is an Instructor of Clinical Nursing, NSTC Learning Lab Coordinator, and simulation faculty for undergraduate and graduate programs at LSUHSC New Orleans School of Nursing. She received her baccalaureate degree in nursing science 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. She attained the Certified Nurse Educator credential from the National League for Nursing in 2021.

Currently, Dr. McCauley is serving her second term as Secretary for the New Orleans District Nurses' Association, serves the LSU Health New Orleans as Faculty Senate President-elect and as faculty representative for School of Nursing, serves the School of Nursing as Chair for the SON Faculty Organization, and as a committee member on the By-Laws, Nominations and Elections Committee, the Quality Enhancement Committee, and as an NSTC representative on the Technology Committee. Through Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society: Epsilon Nu at-Large Chapter, she serves as Governance Committee Chair ,and has previously served as Undergraduate Counselor to BSN graduates. Additionally, she is an engaged member of the Louisiana State Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, American Nursing Informatics Association, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, and the Transcultural Nursing Society.

Dr. McCauley's scholarly interests include applying the rapid-cycle quality improvement framework for implementing SSIH Standards of Best Practice in Healthcare Simulation and evidence-based teaching to improve nursing education and simulation outcomes, the advancement of transcultural nursing theory and cultural humility in nursing, the implementation of caring science into nursing education, advocating for nurses through professional service organizations, and advancing the profession of nursing through education & research in communication, inclusivity, & actualization in nursing. Dr. McCauley has published in Critical Care Nursing Clinics, produced two public health video series for grants, and presented integrative research and continuing education programs.

Dr. McCauley has provided instruction to nursing students in the classroom, simulations and online environments since 2017, sharing over 20 years of adult nursing experience from critical care specialties to home health settings. In addition to fulfilling her role as Learning Lab Coordinator and Simulation Specialist in the NSTC, Dr. McCauley coordinates NURS 4120 Beginning Spanish for Nursing. In 2020, she was presented with The DAISY Faculty Award, and in December 2021 she was honored to receive the LSUHSC SON Nursing Caring Award - Faculty.



Mina Hogan, MS - Simulation Operations Specialist & Simulation Faculty




Dr. Jennifer Badeaux CRNA, DNP- Nurse Anesthesia Program Simulation Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Badeaux is an associate professor at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center: School of Nurse Anesthesia. She graduated from University of Texas at Austin in 1996 with a Bachelor in Nursing. She continued in advanced practice and received a master in nursing with specialization in nurse anesthesia in 2004. She then completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Texas Christian University in 2013.

She has been a nurse for 20 years and practiced nurse anesthesia for the past 12 years. She is currently the assistant program director of the Nurse anesthesia program at LSUHSC and a staff member as a certified nurse anesthetist at the University Medical Center New Orleans. Dr. Badeaux has been teaching for the past 7 years and continues to integrated interfprofessional simulation throughout her courses. She has been involved in interprofessional simulation for the past 3 years, involving medicine, nurse anesthesia, and other allied health students. Dr. Badeaux is currently member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists the Louisiana State Association of Nurse Anesthetists.


Leanne Fowler

Dr. Leanne Fowler DNP, MBA, CCRN, CNE- Simulation Faculty

Leanne H. Fowler is a graduate of the University of South Alabama's College of Nursing with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP) in July 2015 and post-Master's certificate as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) December of 2013. The DNP project successfully implemented within a 430-bed community hospital was titled Preventing Oversedation in the Mechanically Ventilated Critically Ill Adult via a Multiprofessional Implementation of the RASS Tool. Since earning an AGACNP certificate, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license, and board certification via the American Nurses Credentialing Center, she has completed six months of training in Infectious Diseases under the guidance of M. Faith Joubert, MD - Board Certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine; and primarily works in Hospital and Emergency Medicine within a community hospital in Louisiana. Dr. Fowler also earned the Masters of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of Phoenix in July 2006 concentrated in finance and economics and healthcare management. She then pursued a career as a Nursing Educator at the Louisiana State University Health - New Orleans (LSUHNO) School of Nursing (SON) in which has served as faculty since 2008 and earned the Certificate of Nursing Educator (CNE) December 2013. Also during this time, Leanne was awarded with the student-nominated 2014 Nurse Caring award, a Daisy award nomination in 2013, was a Daisy award recipient in 2012, and recognized as a Great 100 nurse in the class of 2012. As a Nursing Educator, Leanne has served on multiple committees with the SON and LSUHNO Health Sciences Center in multiple leadership roles. She has served as the Coordinator for the Critical Care Theory and Simulation courses for a number of years within the Baccalaureate nursing program and currently serves as the AGACNP concentration Coordinator for the DNP program.

Prior to her advanced nursing endeavors, Dr. Fowler earned the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and graduated with high honor from Southern University and A&M College May of the year 2000. Since earning a Registered Nurse license in the state of Louisiana June 2000, Leanne has served and specialized in the adult critically ill population within the Baton Rouge and New Orleans metropolitan areas of Louisiana. She earned the Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification via the American Association of Critical-care Nurses (AACN) in 2007 identifying her as a nursing specialist and expert in this area.

She is an active member in several professional organizations including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, American Association of Critical-care Nurses, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Hospital Medicine, National League of Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the Epsilon Nu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nursing. At the local and national levels, she serves and leads within the Speaker and Health Policy committees for the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners; and as the Poster Chair for the planning committee of the Southern Regional Educational Board.



Dr. Deborah Garbee PhD, APRN, CNS-BC- Simulation faculty

Dr. Garbee is an Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. She received an Associate of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loyola University, a Master in Nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of New Orleans. Dr. Garbee is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and is board certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Currently, she serves as the Associate Dean for Professional Practice, Community Service, and Advanced Nursing Practice at LSUHSC. She is the clinic administrator for the nurse managed clinics which are funded by a HRSA grant titled “Restoring Primary Care for Underserved Elders in Post-Katrina New Orleans East”. She is a certified reviewer for Joanna Briggs Institute. Dr. Garbee serves as a peer reviewer for The Journal of Mixed Methods, the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, Clinical Nurse Specialist The International Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, and the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. She serves as committee member and reviewer for many regional and national organizations including Ochsner Clinic Foundation, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Louisiana State Nurses Association, and the Louisiana Nurses Foundation.

Dr. Garbee serves as a major professor or committee member on Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Inquiry Projects and Doctor of Nursing Science dissertations. She teaches all levels of nursing students, undergraduate and graduate in the areas of Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist practice, Healthcare Outcomes and Informatics, and research.

Dr. Garbee has 21 years of experience in the operating room and post anesthesia care unit. Research interests and publications include simulation-based educational strategies, communication and teamwork, interprofessional education, and nursing faculty retention. She have received honors and awards such as the Sister Henrietta Guyot Professorship in Nursing, the Nightingale Award for Nursing Educator of the Year from the Louisiana State Nurse Association and Louisiana Nursing Foundation, and the 2014 Alumnus of the Year from LSUHSC School of Nursing Alumni Association.



Dr. David Kalil CRNA, DNAP- Nurse Anesthesia Program Simulation Faculty

Dr. Kalil is an Instructor of Nursing at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center: School of Nurse Anesthesia. He graduated from LSUHSC nursing school in 1979, received a Bachelorette Degree in Biology from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in 1995, earned a Master's Degree in nurse anesthesia from Charity/Xavier University Nurse Anesthesia School in 1997, and completed his Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia at Texas Wesleyan University in 2013. He has been in nursing for 37 years and practiced nurse anesthesia for the past 19 years. He is currently on staff as a certified nurse anesthetist at the University Medical Center and Touro Infirmary Hospital. He has had extensive training in obstetrics, including the management of the obstetric patient and insertion of regional anesthesia (epidural, spinal, and combined techniques). Dr. Kalil has a good background in neuro anesthesia, having worked a first assistant for a neurosurgical group for 13 years prior to my anesthesia degree. He has been involved in interpersonal simulation for the past 3 years, involving medicine, nurse anesthesia, and other allied health students. Dr. Kalil is currently member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and a board member on the Louisiana State Association of Nurse Anesthetists.



Susan E. Lee, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC - Simulation Faculty




Dr. Jennifer Martin CRNA, DNP- Nurse Anesthesia Program Simulation Faculty

Dr. Martin has academic teaching experience since May of 2013 and has served as a full-time instructor in the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing (SON). Throughout her three years at LSUHSC, Dr. Martin has served on several committees, and currently serves as Chair for the Faculty Life Committee. In this position she has been championed for the development of several projects including: development and implementation of a formal faculty mentorship program (CPRIDE) which is in its second year; development and implementation of an undergraduate nursing Honors program, Mentoring Undergraduate Students for Excellence in Scholarship (MUSES); Champion of development of SON organizational culture book clubs leading up to faculty retreat to build the SON culture; securing nationally known speaker on Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Korrel Kannoy; and coordination of numerous faculty development speakers. Dr. Martin also serves as the Diversity and Cultural Competence Coordinator for a HRSA-funded grant entitled, TTIPS, which is in Year Two. She is responsible for enhancing program elements related to cultural competency and reinforcing the continued integration of cultural competence within the curriculum. She provides annual workshops to assist students in the application and interview process while discussing strategies for overcoming identified barriers to success for minority students. Dr. Martin also identifies minority CRNA mentors, and continues to expand program activities such as, journal club, Grand Rounds, and high-fidelity simulation to include an IPE focus. In addition to the above duties, Dr. Martin teaches a full faculty teaching load in the graduate (BSN to DNP) nursing program.