Robin Cunningham: MSN, RN, LNCC, CNE, CHSE, Coordinator Simulation Learning Center

Robin Cunningham, Coordinator Sim Learning CenterRobin Cunningham joined the SON faculty as the simulation learning center coordinator.  Cunningham received her BSN and MSN from East Carolina University. She has her legal nurse consultant certification. Her career as a nurse has been spent working in neurosurgical, medical surgical and postpartum settings. She has taught in associate and baccalaureate programs since the ’80s. Cunningham has incorporated simulation into numerous courses and led the Simulation Users Group at UNC Greensboro. Cunningham taught at UNC Greensboro for nine years where she was a clinical assistant professor, lab coordinator and has taught numerous nursing courses including a semester course in NCLEX preparation. Cunningham has served as the BSN committee chair and Sigma Theta Tau First Counselor. She also developed and traveled on a short term study abroad to Peru and to the Dominican Republic. Cunningham hopes to continue her research at UNCW in prelicensure and graduate simulation.


  • 1982, MSN, Nursing Education, East Carolina University
  • 1978, BSN, Nursing, East Carolina University
  • 2014, Certified Nurse Educator
  • 2016, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator
  • 2000, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant

Research Interest(s)

  • Simulation’s impact on patient care and patient outcomes
  • The effect of using Mindfulness with student prebrief in simulation to decrease anxiety and increase engagement
  • The impact on students and patients of interprofessional collaboration in simulation

Community Engagement

  • Volunteer at The Miracle League of Wilmington
  • Facilitate community student tour groups to experience simulation and learn about health career options
  • Facilitating students in medical mission/study abroad experiences

View Robin Cunningham's Curriculum Vitae