Associate Professor, Director, Virtual Learning Center


Professor Kost joined the faculty in 2015 and is the director of the Virtual Learning Center, Her clinical expertise is in the area of critical care, working as a critical care staff nurse and critical care clinical nurse specialist, and she taught clinical in the critical care area. She has been in academia for more than 20 years and previously taught at Valpo from 1990-:2000, In a 7, she received the Indy Star: Nurse Educator of the Year Award, Her teaching interests are in the area of simulation. She directed the opening of a new Simulation Center at the south campus of Community Health Network. She has developed interdisciplinary simulations that led to chest pain national certification and a pending Trauma Level III certification. Her scholarly interests include preparation of faculty for teaching clinical, She h co-authored the chapter “Teaching in the Clinical Setting” in three editions of Teaching in Nursing. Co-Enthroned the deter Teaching-Learning in the Psychomoyor Domain on Building a Science of Nursing Education Foundation for Evidence-Based Teaching-Learning. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International society of simulation Healthcare and International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning. She co-designed a web course in collaborated with NLN and Indiana University entitled Clinical Faculty: A New Practice Role.



  • MSN – University of Pennsylvania 1982
  • BSN – University of Indianapolis 1978


  • American Heart Association, Basic Life Support & Instructor
  • American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support & Instructor

Areas of Specialization

  • Critical Care
  • Simulation
  • Teaching in Nursing

Professional Affiliations

  • National League for Nursing
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – Zeta Epsilon Chapter
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