Aimee Woda
Assistant Professor
Office Phone

(414) 288-3865

Medical Surgical Adult Health Nursing

Highest Degree and Institution
PhD, Marquette University

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
My current program of research focuses on simulation learning and improving clinical decision making (CDM) skills and clinical competency for nursing students based on the use of simulation. My current and future research align with the National League of Nursing’s (NLN)research priorities of evaluating technology in the teaching of decision making skills. My research trajectory includes analyzing and making curriculum recommendations based on the outcomes of this research.

Descriptive Titles of Courses Recently Taught
Health Assessment
Foundations of Nursing Practice
Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults I-Theory
Nursing Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions-Practicum
Culture and Health

Selected Publications

Woda, A. (2012). Self-care in African Americans with heart failure.  Virginia Henderson  International Nursing Library.

Sebern, M., & Woda, A.  (2012). Shared care dyadic intervention: Outcome patterns for heart failure care partners.  Western Journal of Nursing Research 34(3), 289-316.

Woda, A., Belknap, R., Haglund, K., Sebern, M., & Lawrence, A. (2015). Self-care behaviors of African Americans with heart failure: A photovoice project. Heart & Lung, Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 44(1), 33-38.

Woda, A., Haglund, K., Belknap, R., & Sebern, M.  (2015). Self-care behaviors of African Americans living with heart failure. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 32, 173-186.

Haglund, K., Belknap, R., Garcia, J., Woda, A., & O’Hara, J. (2016). Latina adolescents’ perspectives of healthy relationships. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 23(4), 131-138.
Woda, A., Gruenke, T., Alt-Gehrman, P., & Hansen, J. (2016). Nursing student perceptions regarding simulation experience sequencing. Journal of Nursing Education, 55 (9), 528-532.  DOI 10.3928/01484834-201608 16-07

Woda, A., Hansen, J., Paquette, M., & Topp, R. The impact of simulation sequencing on     perceived clinical decision making. Nursing Education in Practice, 26C, doi 10.1016/j.nepr.2017.06.008.

Grants or Awards

2017 Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College. $9,998. Exploring the Impact of Simulation on Knowledge Gain Regarding the Care of the Patient with Diabetes

2015 SFF/RRG Marquette University Intramural Grant $9,570.

 The Impact of Fidelity Human Simulation on Newly Licensed Registered Nurses Perception of Competency, Work Stress, and Job Satisfaction.

2014 Sigma Theta Tau International/National League of Nursing. $4965. Evaluating Clinical Decision Making Among Nursing Students in a Simulation Practicum.

2014 $1000Center of Teaching and Learning Stipend for Course Revision.

2013 Marquette University Research Office. $710. Evaluating the Impact of Supplemented Simulation Learning Experiences on Clinical Decision Making and Clinical Competence 

2013 2nd Place 15th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference. Self-Care Behaviors of African Americans withHeart Failure: A Photovoice Project

2011 Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grant. $5000. Motivation in African Americans with Heart Failure: A Photovoice Intervention

Professional Affiliations

Sigma Theta Tau
National League for Nursing
Midwest Nursing Research Society


College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.