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Beth Latimer


Clinical Associate Professor

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433 First Avenue
Room 437
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Beth Latimer, APRN-BC, DNP, GNP, is a clinical assistant professor in the Clinical Simulation Learning Center (CSLC) at NYU Meyers College of Nursing. As a faculty development specialist and simulation educator champion, she works in the CSLC to build quality and safety leadership, patient and family-centered perspectives, and team-based care expertise among students. In addition to being selected as a National League for Nursing Simulation Leader, Latimer holds certification as a healthcare simulation educator from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Latimer is also a board-certified geriatric nurse practitioner. Her clinical and educational focus includes improving the quality of care for older adults, advancing simulation educator scholarship, and building a community of practice in healthcare simulation to enhance practice readiness among baccalaureate-prepared and advanced-practice nurses. 

Among her honors, Latimer received the Doval Award for Excellence in Nursing Education from NYU, the Preceptor Award in Nursing Education from NYU College of Nursing, and multiple Service Awards from the NYU College of Nursing. 

Latimer completed her DNP from NYU College of Nursing, MA in gerontological nursing and nursing administration from NYU Division of Nursing, and BSN from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. 


DNP - NYU College of Nursing (2011)
MA, Gerontological Nursing and Nursing Administration - NYU Division of Nursing (1993)
BSN - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (1985)


Nursing education
Adult health
Non-communicable disease
Primary care

Professional membership

Eastern Nursing Research Society
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
Sigma Theta Tau International, Upsilon Chapter
Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Honors and awards

Faculty Honors Awards

Doval Award for Excellence in Nursing Education, New York University (2019)
Faculty Honors, New York University (2019)
Leadership Program for Simulation Educators, National League for Nursing (2018)
Fellow, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (2017)
Service Award, Recognition of Scholarship to the Undergraduate Program, NYU (2015)
Service Award, NYU College of Nursing (2014)
Preceptor Award in Nursing Education, NYU College of Nursing (2012)
Brookdale Foundation Award DNP Scholar, NYU College of Nursing (2011)
Brookdale Foundation Award DNP Scholar, NYU College of Nursing (2010)



Integrating Health Care Interpreters Into Simulation Education

Latimer, B., Robertiello, G., & Squires, A. (2019). Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 32, 20-26. 10.1016/j.ecns.2019.04.001
Patients with limited English proficiency skills are accessing health care services more frequently around the world. Language barriers increase patient vulnerability for adverse events, and health care interpreters may mitigate this risk. Nursing education regarding the effective and appropriate use of health care interpreters has been limited. Interpreters are natural partners for nurses as a strategy to bridge language barriers with patients and could be integrated more regularly into nursing education using clinical simulation strategies. This article offers an overview of the different types of interpreters in health care, proposes recommendations for integrating them into simulation education, and provides a case example to illustrate implementation.

Clinical simulation: An innovative strategy for improving health care for older adults.

Latimer, B. (2018). Geriatric Nursing, 39(5), 612-613. 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2018.09.004

Tactics for Teaching Evidence-Based Practice: Enhancing Active Learning Strategies With a Large Class of Graduate EBP Research in Nursing Students

Vetter, M. J., & Latimer, B. (2017). Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 14(5), 419-421. 10.1111/wvn.12227
This column shares the best evidence-based strategies and innovative ideas on how to facilitate the learning and implementation of EBP principles and processes by clinicians as well as nursing and interprofessional students. Guidelines for submission are available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1741-6787.

Home visits after hospitalization: Enhancing baccalaureate nursing student's Gerontologic clinical experience

Latimer, B., & Mezey, M. (2001). Geriatric Nursing, 22(5), 248-252. 10.1067/mgn.2001.119469
This article describes posthospitalization visits by 83 nursing students to 57 older patients and their caregivers discharged from two large academic medical centers and one community hospital. Patient and caregiver interviews in the home focused on the areas of geriatric assessments of cognitive and functional status, patient and caregiver satisfaction with recent hospitalization, ongoing health management, patient teaching, and discharge planning.

The Patient Self‐Determination Act: An Early Look at Implementation

Mezey, M., & Latimer, B. (1993). Hastings Center Report, 23(1), 16-20. 10.2307/3562274