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Nurse Educator Profiles : Staci Becker,RN, MSN

Brenda Yale
Staci Becker, RN, MSN
Nurse Educator for the Psychiatry Clerkship
Adjunct Instructor

801 North Rutledge St. Room
P.O. Box 19622 #3153
Springfield, IL 62794-9622
217-545-7624 (phone), 217-545-0192 (fax)


Educational Background | Research Interests & Projects | Teaching Interests & Activities | Selected Publications & Presentations | Grants/Honors

Educational Background

  • M.S., Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1998
  • B.S., Nursing, St. John's College, Springfield, 1995

Research Interests & Projects

  • Schizophrenia
  • Nurses in medical education
  • Curriculum design
  • Technology in education

Teaching Interests & Activities

  • Responsible for providing and enhancing educational experiences of medical students.
  • Serve as advisor to medical students.
  • Train students in clerkship-related clinical skills.
  • Develop, design and administer patient problem simulations in multiple formats (standardized patients, paper simulations, computer simulations).
  • Develop, design and administer performance-based assessments.
  • Score clinical assessments and provide feedback to students on their interview skills.
  • Developed Required Patient Encounter Card (RPE) to ensure all students are exposed to similar psychiatric illness during clerkship.
  • Monitor student progress in meeting RPE requirements.
  • Conduct individual midterm meeting to gauge progress and student needs.

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Contributing Author: Toy EC, Klamen D. Case Files Psychiatry. 5th ed. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; 2016
  • Poster: "Intra-Rotation Predictors of Successful Performance During the Psychiatry Clerkship Rotation. Association of Academic Psychiatry Conference. October 18, 2013, Charleston, SC.
  • Contributing Author: Toy EC, Klamen D. Case Files Psychiatry. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; 2012.
  • "Nurse Educators as a Tool for Enhancing Medical Educators." Southern Illinois University School of Medicine's 1st Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning, February 2, 2010. Springfield, IL.
  • Contributing Author: Toy EC, Klamen D. Case Files Psychiatry. 3rd ed. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; 2009.
  • Paper: "Determining, Monitoring and Verifying Patient-Student Involvement (ED-2) In a Psychiatry Clerkship: Preliminary Findings." Academic Psychiatry 2006; 30(5) 397-402.
  • Bringing a Psychiatry Clerkship into Compliance with ED-2: One School's Endeavor." Association of Academic Psychiatry Conference, September 29, 2005, Chicago, IL.


  • Association of Academic Psychiatry (AAP)
  • Faculty/Administrative Grievance Committee 2008-present