• Assistant Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing


  • MS, College of Nursing, University of Utah
  • BSN, Nursing, Weber State University
  • ADN , Nursing, Weber State College


Carolyn Scheese, MS, RN is currently an assistant professor and full-time faculty at the University of Utah College of Nursing, where she was the Director of the Simulation Learning Center from 2010 – 2013 and Director of the RN to BS Program from 2013 - Jan 2017.  Prior to her position at the University of Utah,  she worked in the Operating Room at LDS Hospital in a variety of roles including Transplant Team Coordinator, Staff Educator, and for 12 years as Program Director for the Intermountain Healthcare Surgical Technology Program and RN Perioperative Program.  She has published in areas of simulation, managerial operations, and perioperative education, processes and procedures.  Courses taught include subject matters of leadership, evidence based practice, simulation, physical assessment, and project development and implementation.  Carolyn has mentored multiple masters students in their final semester in their teaching nursing program.  She served two medical service missions with Operation Smile to Manazales, Colombia, where they performed cleft lip and palate repairs. 

Career Highlights

Recent Publications and Presentations:   

Scheese, C.H. (2014). Chapter 20: Operations and management of environment, personnel and non-personnel resources. In Wilson, L. & Whittmann-Price, R. (Ed.), Certified healthcare simulation education (CHSE) review manual. New York: Springer Publishing.

Rhees, J. R., Scheese, C., Ward, D. E., Hollister, L., Blamires, T., Wilkins, D. G., & Madden, C. (2015). Clinical practice simulation for blood transfusion reactions: An interprofessional approach. Clinical Laboratory Science. 28 (4), 224-231. ISSN: 0894-959X (Received ASCLS CLS Clinical Practice Distinguished Author Award).
Scheese, C.H. & Supiano, K.P. (2013). Learning from grief: Utilizing a simulation center for research. Nursing Management. 44(2). 32-37. ISSN: 0744-6314 PMID: 23348628

Scheese, C. (2010). Electronic Instruction. 8 modules: Artificial Nails; Anatomical Remains, Disposal; Cleaning the OR; Culture and Tissue Handling; Frozen Section Specimen Handling; Metal Fragments, Disposal; Permanent Section Specimen Handling; Sharps, Disposal. In Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures and Skills, electronic resource; Ambler, PA. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 9780781788014. 

Scheese, C. & Lassche, M. (2010). Podium Presentation. “Academic Conduct Guidance and Tracking System Development”.  American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Baccalaureate Education Conference.  Nov 20, 2010.  Orlando, FL.


Scheese, C. (2007). CD-ROM Instructional. Preoperative Surgical Procedures Interactive CD-ROM, Subject Matter Expert/Author; Albany, New York. Thompson Delmar Publishing. ISBN: 1-4180-9814-9


Scheese, C. & Swain-Sargent, A. (2003) Poster Presentation. Meeting Staffing Needs for RN’s and Surgical Technologists:  Creating Programs for Training and Retention in the Perioperative Setting. Association of  periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) National Congress, San Diego, CA.