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David Wells

David Wells

Associate Professor of Practice

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Nursing

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2897
Office: 340 Health and Human Sciences Building


Graduated from the L.A. County School of Nursing with a diploma in 1987. Obtained a BSN from the University of Colorado in 1999. Completed a Master of Science in Nursing Education through Gardner-Webb University in 2011. 2019, obtained an EdD through the University of New England in Transformative Leadership. Thesis focused on assessing clinical reasoning in nursing simulation.


  • EDD, University of New England, Educational Leadership
  • MSN, Gardner-Webb University

Teaching Interests

High-Fidelity Simulation - integrating critical thinking, leadership, caring, delegation, communication, and skill performance in full immersion scenarios.

Research Interests

Integrating innovative technology into the simulation environment to improve learning outcomes.

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