Charisse Lyn Tabotabo is the Assistant Director of Simulation and Innovative Learning and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. She is a certified nurse educator (CNE), healthcare simulation educator (CHSE), nurse informaticist (RN-BC), and neonatal intensive care nurse (RNC-NIC). She teaches in the Health Care and Nursing Informatics programs.
Dr. Tabotabo earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Systems Leadership and Master’s in Nursing Informatics from the University of San Diego, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She has 10 years of nursing experience as a neonatal intensive care advanced clinician and charge nurse. She has previously worked for the Defense Health Agency / Department of Defense as an EHR Training Specialist Supervisor for the successful rollout of MHS Genesis at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.
Dr. Tabotabo is a member of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, American Organization for Nursing Leadership, American Nursing Informatics Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society (Zeta Mu at-Large Chapter). She is a Terrence & Barbara Caster Institute for Nursing Excellence Education, Association of California Nurse Leaders, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Mark Gresko Endowed, Deloras Jones, Baylor Scott & White Nursing Education Program, and Sharp Healthcare Center of Nursing Excellence Scholar.
Special interests include promoting high-quality, educational experiences to health care providers and informaticists through telemedicine. Her doctoral work focused on the second victim phenomenon and the evaluation of psychological distress in NICU nurses. Her current research focuses on the effectiveness of virtual/augmented reality for graduate school simulation education.