Faculty & Staff Directory

Rita Coggins, MSN, RN, CHSE

Nurse Supervisor
Office: 3146 Health Sciences Building
Phone: (252) 744-6461


Research Interests

Simulation Facilitator Rating tools.

Debreifing rating tools.

Prioritization of the importance of the components of simulation by students (via Michelle Kelly)

Preparing students for clinical in the simulation lab.

Blog/Twitter/Facebook links


Referred Articles/Papers

Sando, C., Coggins, R., Meakim, C., Franklin, A.E., Gloe, D. Boese, T., Decker, S., Loice, L., and Borum, J.  (2013). INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation VII: Participant Assessment and Evaluation. In Clinical Simulation in Nursing, June 2013, Vol.9, Issue 6, S30-32

Book Chapters

Books and Monographs

Non-Refereed Articles/Papers


Refereed Presentations

Co-Presenter at the Southeastern AHEC You Bought the Manikin: Now What? North Carolina Regional Conference with Gregory Eaves “Mini Sims: Not such a small thing”                       March 2016


Non-Referred Presentations

Invited Presentations


Special Projects/Faculty Development

2011 Created a video tour of the College of Nursing for Health Education middle and high school student visitors interested in nursing and East Carolina University for our CON Public Relations Department.

2010 Created "Simulations for Pre-Licensure Student Nurses". An instructional video as an introduction into  simulation formats for new simulation faculty.


Research Activities

2008 Regional (EAHEC) Collaborative Research Day  Poster Presentation. Corbett, R. W., Gantt, L., Congdon, T., Coggins, R., and Knox, A. A Partnership -  ECU & PCC: Using Clinial Simulation to Teach Obstetrical Care.

2007 Regional Collaborative Research Day Poster Presentation in Greenville, NC. Coggins, R. and Gantt, L. Student evaluations of their First Experience iwht High Fidelity Simulation.


Courses Taught

Foundations I (basic skills - first semester traditional pre-licensure BSN)

Alternate Entry and Accelerated BSN clinicals.


Dissertation Committees

DNP Project Committees

Special Assignments/Faculty Development


International Nursing Associatoin of Clinical Simulation in Learning (INACSL) active committee member since 2004.

Contributing editor for the 2013 INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation



Service Learning Activities

Special Projects

Honors and Awards

1991 North Carolina's Excellence in Nursing: "Great 100"

2008  Graduate Student Scholarship award from Beta Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.

2015 East Carolina University induction into the College of Nursing Hall of Fame