• Executive Director of Simulation, College Of Nursing
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing

Research Summary

My research includes using simulation as a methodolgy and experiential learning.


  • MSNEd, School of Nursing, Westminster College. Project: Critical Thinking Methodologies In Undergraduate Nursing Clinical Courses
  • DNP Organizational Leadership, College of Nursing, University of Utah. Project: Using Simulation Methodology to Teach De-escalation Techniques and Behavioral Emergency Response


Madeline Lassche, DNP NEA-BC CHSE is Executive Director of Simulation at the University of Utah. She has 15 years’ experience in simulation methodologies for teaching and developing simulation programs in pre-licensure, graduate, and interprofessional education. Dr. Lassche is also a simulation consultant creating simulation virtual environments for multiple organizations over 10 years. She has been PI on intermural grants resulting in virtual reality evaluation, simulation in systems, and evaluation of interprofessional learning. Recent publications include using simulation in PhD programs for responsible conduct of research, developing and validating of an interprofessional attitudes scale, and using human factors evaluation in hospital-based simulation. Dr. Lassche is a founder of the Utah Simulation Coalition, which seeks to align simulation standards across all simulated learning environments in Utah.

Career Highlights

Simulation Faculty Facilitator/Development of Simulation Program

Young Alumni Award - University of Utah, College of Nursing

Master's Mentorship Award - University of Utah, College of Nursing

President of Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Rho Chapter

President of the Nursing Staff Representative Council at Primary Children's MC

President of the Utah Simulation Coalition

U-Helm Faculty Fellow