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College of Nursing

MSC09 5350
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 1-800-690-0934

Jennifer Lovato

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Senior Lecturer I

Curriculum Vitae


(505) 272-6720

Ms. Lovato received her both her Bachelors and Masters in Nursing here at University of New Mexico. She worked primarily in the trauma/burn subacute unit at the UNM Hospital and was a nurse educator for the nurse residency program working with graduate nurses.

 As a graduate student completing her field work hours she got the bug for healthcare simulation and transferred from the nurse residency program to the simulation lab at the College of Nursing. Ms. Lovato is credited with creating the Simulation Lab in 2012. Before then the students had one high fidelity manikin to train on. With grant funding she was able to secure four high fidelity simulation manikins for use by HSC at the Interprofessional Healthcare Simulation Center.


As of 2015 she began teaching nursing fundamentals Level I students in the undergraduate program. She also teaches Assessment in Level II and with Level V nursing students in their Capstone rotation.

Her research interests are in nursing residency program retention and its return on investment for graduate nurses in hospital settings. She also has completed poster presentations on heathcare simulation and the educational benefits of total immersion in simulation.