Mary Cato, Ed.D., R.N.

Mary Cato


Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, AD-100
Portland, Ore. 97239
Phone:  503 494-9497

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I have been teaching in the OHSU Simulation and Clinical Learning Center since 2004, and have found this to be a rich and rewarding experience. In May 2013 I completed a doctorate in education at Portland State University. My research is focused on the student perspective on learning in simulation.


EdD - Higher Education Leadership, Portland State University, 2013.
MSN - Marquette University, Milwaukee WI
BSN - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI


Simulation and Clinical Learning Center, OHSU: Design and implement simulation activities for all School of Nursing undergraduate clinical courses and graduate course on simulation in nursing education.


Dissertation completed in May 2013: "Nursing Student Anxiety in Simulation Settings"

Service activities

Society for Simulation in Health care
International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
Sigma Theta Tau
OHSU Teaching/Learning Center Advisory Committee
Undergraduate Programs, Admission and Progression Committee


Cato, M. (2012) Chapter 1, Using Simulation in Nursing Education,” in Jeffries, P., (Ed.), Simulation in nursing education: From conceptualization to evaluation. New York: National League for Nursing.

Boese, T., Cato, M., Cleary, J., & Reese, C. (2011). “Unfolding Cases – Online Course,” NLN Simulation Innovation Resource Center.

Cato, M., Lasater, K., & Peeples, A. I. (2009). Student nurses’ self-assessment of their simulation experiences, Nursing Education Perspectives. 30(2), 105-108.

Ravert, P., Cato, M., & Kelly, M., (2009). “Developing Faculty – Online Course,” NLN Simulation Innovation Resource Center,

Cato, M., (2008). “Designing and Developing a Simulation – Online Course,” NLN Simulation Innovation Resource Center,