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Maureen Hillier Senior Lecturer

Dr. Maureen Hillier

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BSN University of Rhode Island, 1987
MSN Framingham State University, 2010
DNP Regis College, 2015

Dr. Maureen Hillier has been teaching at Curry College since 2008.  She has taught in the RN-BS, Traditional, Accelerated and MSN programs.  Prior to working at Curry College, Dr. Hillier taught at Northeastern University and lead the simulation program at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Hillier currently holds a part time faculty position at MGH Institute of Healthcare Professions as well as a staff position for the past 25 years in the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Hillier is certified as a Pediatric Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) and a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE).  She is the Chair of the Membership Committee for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) and is also an active member of the Society of Simulation in Healthcare. In 2021, Dr. Hillier completed a simulation fellowship with the National League for Nursing.

Research and Clinical Interests

Nursing Education
High fidelity simulation
Pediatric Critical Care
Pediatric End-of-Life
Faculty mentorship in simulation education


Pathophysiology (Traditional)
Clinical Nursing Care of Children (Traditional, Accelerated)
Population Health in the Community (Traditional)
Family Centered Simulation (Traditional, Accelerated)
Nursing Synthesis and Leadership (RN-BS, Traditional)
Nursing Education Practicum (MSN) 


Hillier, M., Lewis, B., & Oermann, M. (2021-present). Virtual End-of-Life Simulation. [Audio podcast]. Nurse Educator.

Hillier, M., Lewis, B., & Oermann, M. (2021).  Virtual End-of-Life Simulation. Nurse Educator, 46, 5.  doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000971.

Beroz, S., Hillier, M., & Farina, C. V. (2020, December 1).   NLN TEQ Blog. Reentry during COVID-19:  Reimagining, Reprogramming and Approaches to Testing and Tracing. Part 2 of 3.

Hillier, M., Williams, T., & Chidume, T.  (2020). Standardization of Standardized Patient Training in Medical Simulation.  StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island, FL: StatPearls Publishing. Available from:

Moreland, C. J., Fausone, M., Cooke, J., McCulloh, C., Hillier, M., Clifford, G.C., & Meeks L. M.  (2020). Clinical accommodations and simulation.  In  Disability as Diversity: A Guidebook for Inclusion in Medicine, Nursing, and the Health Professions (pp.213-260). New York:  Springer Publishing.

Hillier, M., Luff, D. & Meyer, E. C. (2020).  Innovative Communication Learning:  Combining TED Talks and Reflective Writing for Nursing Students. Creative Nursing 26, 3.

Hillier, M. (2018). Utilizing High Fidelity End-of-Life Simulation to Support the Newly Licensed Nurse. Open Pediatrics.

Mott, S., Fogg, N., Foote, N., Hillier, M., Lewis, D. A., McDowell, B. M., Saundlers, K., Taylor, J. T., Wiggins, S., Ivey, J. B., O’Brien Benedetto, C.,  Hosang Beam, P.,  McKnight, K. B., Taha, A. A., & Vann-Patterson, A. (2018).  Society of Pediatric Nurses’ Core Competencies for the Pediatric Nurse.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 38, 142-144,

Hillier, M. (1999).   Thoughts of a Grateful Nurse.  Nursing Spectrum.