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Nickolaus Miehl, PhD, RN, CHSE

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
  • Assistant Dean, Simulation & Academic Technology, School of Nursing


I have been a nurse for 20+ years, with a clinical practice focused in critical care, forensic, and trauma nursing. For the past 18 years, I have been a full-time nurse educator and have been on faculty at the OHSU School of Nursing since 2012. My primary teaching has been in the Undergraduate Program with additional teaching responsibility in the Health Systems and Organizational Leadership (HSOL) and Master of Nursing Education programs. I currently serve as the Assistant Dean for Simulation and Academic Technology. My research interests include leadership in complex healthcare delivery systems as well as healthcare simulation. I have an active program of research examining simulation as an emerging modality as both a formative teaching-learning activity and as one approach to authentic, summative assessment.

Presently, I serve on a wide variety of workgroups, committees, and councils and am involved with performance excellence initiatives across the School and University.

Education and training

    • B.S.N., 2000, Gannon University
    • M.S.N., 2004, Duquesne University
    • Ph.D., 2018, Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • Certifications

    • Post-MSN in Nursing Education, Clarion University
    • Comprehensive Instructor Workshop, Center for Medical Simulation, Boston MA
    • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)

Memberships and associations:

  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • National League for Nursing

Areas of interest

  • Leadership
  • Education
  • Healthcare Simulation
  • Complex Systems
  • Innovation


Selected publications

  • Miehl, N., Warkentin, P., Docherty, A., & Najjar, R. (2022). Introducing a Legal Simulation in Undergraduate Nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 1–1. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20220912-08
  • Najjar, R. H., Docherty, A., & Miehl, N. (2016). Psychometric Properties of an Objective Structured Clinical Assessment Tool. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12(3), 88–95. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2016.01.003
  • Najjar, R. H., Lyman, B., & Miehl, N. (2015). Nursing students’ experiences with high-fidelity simulation. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 12. http://doi.org/10.1515/ijnes-2015-0010
  • Miehl, N.J. (2011). Electronic health records in the simulated clinical environment. In D. McGonigle, & K. G. Mastrian (Eds.), Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (second ed.). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Miehl, N. (2010). The Three D's of Simulation: Development, Delivery and Debriefing. In K. Mastrian, D. McGonigle, W. L. Mahan, & B. Bixler, Integrating Technology in Nursing Education: Tools for the Knowledge Era. Jones and Bartlett.
  • Miehl, N. J. (2005). Shaken baby syndrome. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 1(3), 111-117.


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