Lori Caudill

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Director of Simulation


Lori is nationally certified in Healthcare Simulation Education (CHSE).  In her role as Director of Simulation at USF, she collaborates with faculty to design, facilitate, debrief and evaluate high-fidelity Simulation-Based Experiences for undergraduate and graduate COHS students.  Her overarching goal is to encourage students to find a lifelong love of learning.

Lori was the recipient of the 2018 USF Teaching-Learning Innovation Award for the development of an interactive electronic medical record for use in simulation.  

She earned her BSN and MSN from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. At UVA’s Children’s Medical Center, Lori provided nursing care to patients and families on the School Age/Adolescent Medical Surgical Unit, Infant/Toddler Medical Surgical Unit and PICU where she took a special interest in Pediatric Oncology/Hematology.   After gaining more pediatric oncology experience at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, VA, Lori returned to UVA’s Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit as a nurse leader and educator.  In addition to providing family-centered care at the bedside, Lori served as mentor for many new graduates and new nursing staff, taught chemotherapy administration classes and volunteered to co-lead support groups for young people whose siblings had been diagnosed with cancer.  

Areas of Interest

  • Interprofessional Simulation 
  • Promotion of critical thinking 
  • Increasing student confidence with simulation