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Jaime Hannans

Associate Professor, Nursing

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PhD Nursing, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2013
MSN Nursing Education, California State University Chico, 2010
BSN Nursing, California State University Chico, 1999


Jaime Hannans Ph.D., RN, CNE is Associate Professor of Nursing at California State University Channel Islands. She obtained her BSN and MSN from California State University, Chico, and Ph.D. from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Hannans has been teaching nursing clinical, classroom, and lab courses at California State University Channel Islands since January 2009, with additional experience teaching on-ground and online courses at other Associate and MSN programs. With over 18 years critical care and float pool clinical experience, Dr. Hannans teaches medical-surgical, gerontology, and critical care content in online, blended, or on-ground courses. This year, she is one of 26 faculty across the 23 campuses awarded the California State University Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award for her work exploring and sharing innovative teaching and learning practices, including projects related to digital badges, open educational resources, open courses, digital storytelling, extended reality (augmented, virtual and mixed), and best practices in online and blended teaching-learning. Her commitment to student success, particularly for low-income first-generation students, is highlighted by her role as the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) Campus Co-Coordinator. Her involvement in this program has allowed Channel Islands to be the first California State University campus to designate no-cost courses on the schedule of classes, and, the first to offer two Z-Majors where students have a pathway to complete the required courses in the major without textbook or course materials costs, and saving students over one million dollars across campus. Her research interests are most recently focused on immersive virtual reality experiences, reflective learning, simulation, and the use of technology and open educational resources in higher education.


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