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Lori-Marie Sprague, PhD, RN, CHSE

Assistant Director of Innovative Simulation and Practice/ Clinical Assistant Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences


Lori Sprague has worked at Binghamton University's Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences since 2009. With more than 20 years of clinical experience as a faculty member, she has been responsible for coordinating nursing courses across the undergraduate and graduate programs.

As of fall 2019, Sprague expanded her faculty role to assist in management of the Innovative Simulation Practice Center as the assistant director. As a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), her responsibilities include collaborating with the ISPC's executive director and faculty to deliver consistent and relevant student-learning experiences that meet course objectives. She also serves as a consultant for Decker College's developing programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language pathology, working to ensure simulation is effectively integrated into the programs' curricula.

As director of the Collaborative Research in Simulation Practice (CRISP), Sprague oversees research projects conducted within the ISPC. Additionally, she continues to be interested in researching the effectiveness of simulation on student’s perceptions, empathy and knowledge. 


  • PhD, nursing, Binghamton University
  • Post-graduate certificate in nursing education, Binghamton University
  • MS, nursing, Binghamton University
  • BS, nursing, Binghamton University

Research Interests

  • Tobacco research and education
  • The effectiveness of simulation on student perceptions, empathy and knowledge

Clinical Interests

  • Simulation
  • Clinical lab

Teaching Interests

  • Fundamentals of nursing
  • Health assessment
  • Nursing education