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Joyce Victor

Assistant Professor

Professor Victor was born in Pennsylvania. She received her Diploma in Nursing from NPW-Pittston School of Nursing and has been licensed as a Registered Nurse since 1985. She is a graduate of Wilkes University, where she received her Bachelors and Masters of Nursing, as well as a Masters in Health Administration and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing.


Victor is board certified in Nursing Professional Development by the American Nursing

Credentialing Center. She hold advanced certification as a Certified Simulation in Healthcare

Educator (CHSE-A) with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.


Joyce has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and is the author of You’re Not Dead ‘til I Say You’re Dead” A Nurse’s Reflections on Death, Dying and the Near Death Experience. She has presented at various conferences in the United States and recently, in Barcelona, Spain.

Dr. Victor operates her own business, She offers consulting, educational programming, American Heart Association Basic and Advanced Life Support Courses and mentorship.



Current Research

  • Paradigms of Nursing across multiple generations
  • Pre-Briefing
  • Simulation based learning
  • Clinical Nursing Judgment

Interested topics

  • Death and Dying
  • Simulation based learning
  • Preparation for professional practice


2015 – Distinguished Dissertation Award, Duquesne School of Nursing

2010 – Innovations in Education Award (Small School category), American Association of Colleges of Nursing

2009 – O-Hop Family Scholarship Recipient

2002 – Cardiovascular Care Giver of the Year, Luzerne County Chapter, American Heart Association


Emergency Cardiac Care Committee, American Heart Association, Pennsylvania-Delaware-New Jersey Region.

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)

Subcommittee for writing and publishing Standards of Best Practice: Simulation Design, INACSL, 2014

Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Zeta Psi and Epsilon Phi Chapters


Reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, including Nurse Educator


Victor, J. (2017). Improving clinical nursing judgment in pre-licensure nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education. (x):x, xx-xx.

Victor. J. (2017). You’re Not Dead ‘til I Say You’re Dead. Northampton House Press. ISBN 9781937997816. LCCN: 2017942156

Victor, J and Ruppert, W. (2017) Examining Relationships Between Clinical Judgment, Simulation Performance, and Clinical Performance. Nurse Educator, (45)5, 236-239.

Victor-Chmil, J. and Foote, E. (2016). An interprofessional simulation for child abuse reporting. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, (12)3, 69-73.

Invited publication:

Victor-Chmil, J. (2015). Prebriefing in simulation-based learning experiences. Nurse Educator, (41)2, 1-2.

Invited publication:

Lioce, L. Meakim, C.H., Fey, M.K., Chmil, J.V., Mariani, B, Alinier, G., (2015) STANDARDS OF BEST PRACTICE: Simulation Standard IX: DESIGN. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. July 2015, 309-315.

Victor-Chmil, J., Turk, M., Adamson, K.A., Larew, C. (2015) Effects of an Experiential Learning Simulation Design on Clinical Nursing Judgment Development. Nurse Educator, (40)5, 1-5.

Bolesta, S. and Chmil, J.V. (2014) Interprofessional education among student health professionals using human patient simulation. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 78(5), 94. doi: 10.5688/ajpe78594.   

Victor-Chmil, J. and Larew, C. (2013), Psychometric properties of the Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship (10)1, 1-8.

Victor-Chmil, J., (2013), Critical Thinking versus Clinical Reasoning versus Clinical Nursing Judgment: Differential Diagnosis. Nurse Educator (38)1, 34-36.