Kevin Gulliver is a lecturer and clinical instructor with the UNLV School of Nursing, teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. In his undergraduate courses he focuses on medical-surgical and health promotion nursing care of older adults. In the graduate program he teaches assessment and evaluation strategies for nursing educators, and mentors nurse educator students in their individualized identification and development of specialized clinical or educational knowledge and practice. His prior teaching experiences include medical-surgical nursing, nutrition and development across the lifespan, sociocultural variables affecting health care delivery, and senior practicum supervision.
Gulliver has had a wide range of administrative and clinical nursing experience. He has served as the clinical director an organ procurement program, quality assurance specialist, and a director of nursing services and delivering direct patient care in long term care, medical-surgical, and trauma intensive care settings. His master’s degree focused on nursing management. His thesis focused on hopelessness and spiritual well-being in persons with HIV infection. He has also completed a post-masters certificate in nursing education. He is board certified as a nurse educator through the National League for Nursing, and as a Gerontological Nurse through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He has continues his education at the doctoral level in the areas of nursing and educational psychology.
Gulliver’s research interests focus on the use of simulation in learning, and assessment of learning and teaching using advanced statistical methods and authentic assessment strategies. His recent research activities explored the effectiveness of simulation and debriefing on students’ perception of interdisciplinary collaboration and use of crisis resource management skills.
In addition to his teaching role, Gulliver has served in leadership roles for the school of nursing. He has also served as president of Zeta Kappa chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and Nevada Nurses Association in addition to other leadership positions in these and other professional and civic organizations.