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Tonya L. Breymier

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Services
Associate Dean for Nursing Graduate Programs and RN Mobility Programs
Hayes Hall 203
(765) 973-8520


  • PhD Human Services, Capella University, 2012
  • MS, Nursing Education, Ball State University, 2005
  • BSN, Nursing, Wright State University, 1988

National Certifications

  • Certified Online Instructor, LERN, 2014-present
  • Certified Nurse Educator, NLN, 2011-present

Current Research Interests

Simulation in nursing education, leadership & mentoring, and online learning.

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Breymier, T. (July, 2016) Substitution of clinical experience with simulation in pre-licensure nursing programs: A national survey. Oral presentation the Sigma Theta Tau 27th International Nursing Research Congress,Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Rutherford-Hemming, T., & Breymier, T. (June, 2016). Determining Content Validity and Reporting a Content Validity Index for Simulation Scenarios. 15th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, Grapevine, Texas.
  • Breymier, T. (January, 2016, Accepted for e-poster, Professor Rounds Theatre). Utilizing simulation best practices in the traditional clinical learning environment: Debriefing for meaningful learning (DML) © for effective post-conferences. Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Discover, Share, Lead. San Diego, California.
  • Breymier, T., Rutherford-Hemming, T., Horsley, T., Atz, T., Smith, L., Badowski, D., Connor, K. (2015). Substitution of clinical experience with simulation in pre-licensure nursing programs: A national survey in the United States. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11(11), pp. 472-478.
  • Previous Employment Positions

    • Various nursing positions within management, acute care, and diabetes education.

    Professional Societies

    • Sigma Theta Tau- International Nursing Honor Society, 1989-present.
    • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, 2008-present.

    Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

    • Elizabeth Lion University Service Award, Indiana University, 2016.
    • Distinguished Faculty Service Award, Indiana University East, 2016.
    • Helen Lees Award for Excellence in Teaching, Indiana University East, 2014
    • Karen Cobb in Creative Teaching in Nursing Education Award, Indiana University, 2009


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