Dr. Penni Sadlon

Penni Sadlon
Department, Office, or School
Zvart Onanian School of Nursing
  • Assistant Professor


PhD (in defense) University of Massachusetts – Worcester, MA
MSN/Ed Norwich University – Northfield, VT
BSN - University of Phoenix – Englewood, CO
ASN – Mount Wachusett Community College – Gardner, MA
Harvard University Derek Bok Center Teaching Certificate - Higher Education Pedagogy
Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE 2015-2019/2019-2024)  

Professional Associations

Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)
International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)
Eastern Nurses Research Society (ENRS)
American Nurses Society (ANA)
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
National League for Nursing (NLN)
MA/RI League for Nursing (MARILN)​​

Selected Publications

Sadlon, P. (2020). Preliminary Results: Eastern Woodlands Tribal Perspectives and Type 2 Diabetes, juried-poster accepted in the 2020 annual scientific sessions Eastern Nurses Research Society (ENRS). 

Sadlon, P. (2018). The process of reflection: A principle-based concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 53, 364-368.

Sadlon, P. (2017). Pilot: Formalized observer roles to increase student engagement in clinical simulation. ePoster presentation. International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL). Washington, D. C. 

Huntley-Newby, D. & Sadlon, P. (2016).  Developing an unfolding case for respite training using simulation. Lifespan Grant. Providence, RI: Rhode Island College, School of Nursing. Accepted as a workshop presentation at the 2018 National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.   


2017 Sigma Theta Tau Research Award. The Human Dimension: Incorporating Actors into Simulation Design. Research Grant Delta Phi Epsilon at-large chapter.   

2016 Champion Award.  Educational Management Solutions. (EMS) at the 2016 International Meeting of Healthcare Simulation (IMSH).   



N220 Foundations of Therapeutic Interventions (F2020)
N225 Introduction to Writing and Research in Nursing
N342  Adult Health I – Clinical Section

Areas of Interest

Chronic Illness Self-Management, Diabetes, Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Simulation, Cultural Sensitivity, Nursing Research