Professional Bio

Educational Preparation

  • DNP, Regis University, 2012
  • MSN, Northern Arizona University, 1997
  • BSN, Loretto Heights College, 1982

    Clinical Certifications and Expertise

    • Certified Nurse Educator
    • Medical Surgical Nurse

    Professional Memberships

    • International Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
    • International Nursing Simulation /Learning Resource Center Member
    • Sigma Theta Tau

    Research & Scholarship

    Research Interests

    End of Life Care

    Recent Publications

    Forneris, S., Crownover, J., Dorsey, L., Leahy, N., Maas, N.,Wong, L., Zabriskie, A., & Zavertnik, J. “Integrating QSEN and ACES: An NLN Simulation Leader Program Initiative”. National League for Nursing: Special Issue on Educating Students for Geriatric Care. National League for Nursing, Nursing Education Perspectives, Volume 33, Number 3, May/June, 2012.

    Recent Presentations

    Crownover, J., Dalby, S., Goerke, K., Grohe, K., Sajadi, A. “Transitioning Roles: Experiences of Nursing Faculty Members. Podium presentation, 2014 Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies. Breckenridge, CO. July, 2014.

    Crownover, J., “Masking the Educator: The New Faces of Simulation”. Podium presentation for the 2013, 12th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers (INACSL) Conference. Las Vegas, NV, June, 2013.

    Crownover, J. “Utilizing High Fidelity Simulation to Enhance Nursing Students’ Level of Self-Efficacy in Caring for Patients and their Families in their End-of-Life Journey. Presentation for the 2013 Iota Pi Sigma Theta Tau Research Conference. February, 2013.

    Crownover, J., Reid-Searl, K., Vieth, L. “New Faces of Simulation: Masking of the Educator with Silicone Props”. Podium presentation approved for the 2013 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) conference. Orlando, Florida. January, 2013.

    Crownover, J. “Mask Ed: A New Approach to Simulation”. Presentation at the Colorado State Student Nurse Convention. October 2012.

    Crownover, J., Nebl, S., Wilkerson, A. “Palliative Care: Extended Options with End of Life Care. Presentation along with Sandy Nebl and Angela Wilkerson. Nursing Symposium, St. Mary Corwin Medical Center. October, 2012.

      Awards and Recognition


      • Nightingale Luminary Award banquet, Honored as “nurses that advance the profession of nursing and positively impact their community through advocacy, leadership and/or innovation.” Awarded. April 2016.


      • Renovation of nursing laboratories, classroom and student lounge for both the Graduate and Undergraduate Programs. HRSA Federal Ear Mark Grant. $369,000.00, 2010/2011.
      • Nursing Simulation Laboratory and computer workstation in the Computer Laboratory, HRSA Federal Ear Mark Grant, $235,620.00, 2009/2010.