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Faculty and Staff Profile

Leslie Ravan

MS, RN, Senior Lecturer

Office: Greenville

Phone: 319-347-3918


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Educational Background

MS Nursing Education
Clemson University 2011

ADN Nursing
Indian Hills Community College 2004

BSN Nursing
The University of Iowa 2008

Courses Taught

Nursing of Adults II, Simulation Lab Lead Teacher
Nursing of Adults I, Clinical/Lab
Leadership in Nursing, Senior Practicum


I began teaching at Clemson in 2011 following the completion of my masters degree in our own nursing education track. During the time I was pursing my degree I had the privilege of working with our students as a teaching assistant. This is where I found my love for teaching and the combination of education and nursing. Throughout my time at Clemson I have primarily taught adult medical-surgical health, specifically in the simulation lab. As the lead of this course I enjoy helping the students connect classroom concepts in a hands on way that solidifies the material and helps them become proficient, practice ready nurses. Simulation allows me to pursue my research interests as well in both deliberate practice and case study to simulation activities. I serve as an advisor for our Student Nurses Association and continue to practice as a registered nurse in Greenville.

Research Interests

Incorporating Universal Design in Nursing Education: Making it a universal practice tor provide disability accommodations for all nursing students
Mirroring the didactic experience with simultaneous simulation experience in pre-licensure education
Effectively teaching critical thinking skills to the concrete sequential thinker
Including deliberate practice in teaching modalities specifically in laboratory skills training; mastering a skill with a purposeful reinforcement regimen

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