Crystel Farina

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Crystel Farina

Ph.D., M.S.N., RN, C.N.E., C.H.S.E.

Director of Simulation and Experiential Learning

Clinical Assistant Professor


Department: Community of Acute and Chronic Care, Simulation and Innovation Learning Center

Contact:

Office Phone: (571) 553-0115
Mobile Phone: (410) 310-8580
45085 University Dr. Ashburn VA 20147

Crystel L. Farina, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE graduated from the Macqueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing in 1996, obtained a BSN and MSN from Wilmington University and a  PhD from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Dr. Farina was the Director of Simulation for Health Professions at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland where she taught in the simulation lab for nursing and collaborated with health professions programs to support simulation in EMS, Surg. Tech., and Rad. Tech. Programs. She offers consultation services in simulation center design. Dr. Farina completed the NLN Leadership for Simulation Educators program with the 2015 cohort, is a member of the Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium Steering Committee, INACSL, and SSH. She is currently a Certified Nurse Educator and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. Dr. Farina has presented at INACSL, NLN and local simulation conferences. She joined George Washington University School of Nursing in August of 2017 as Director of Simulation and Experiential Learning.


  • Chesapeake College Stuart M. Bounds Distinguished Teaching Chair (2016)
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University – Doctor of Philosophy (2022)
  • Wilmington University – Master of Science in Nursing (2008)
  • Wilmington University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2004)
  • Macqueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing (1996)
  • Health Care Simulation
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Oncology
  • Responsibility
  • Relator
  • Achiever
  • Self-Assurance
  • Learner