University of Portland

Stephanie Sideras

School of Nursing & Health Innovations, Assistant Professor

Stephanie Sideras



Buckley Center 301

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Stephanie Sideras, PhD, RN, CHSE, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Portland, School of Nursing and Health Innovations. Dr. Sideras completed her PhD in Nursing Education at the Oregon Health and Science University in 2008 and MSN degree with a specialty in Cardio-Pulmonary at St. Louis University in 1990. She joined the faculty of University of Portland in 2020 after working as a chief flight nurse at Air-Med International. Her research interests include the processes of making simulation-learning as effective as possible and investigating the phenomenon of student performance anxiety. 


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Oregon Health & Science University, Focus of Study: Nursing Education
  • Master’s of Science in Nursing, St. Louis University, Specialty: CardioPulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Bachelor of Science, St. Louis University, Major: Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science, Willamette University, Major: Psychology & Political Science


  • Innovation in clinical education: Teaching for development of Clinical Reasoning. Role: Primary investigator. Submitted to the Josiah Macy Foundation
  • Facilitating development of teacher expertise in clinical questioning. Role: Primary Investigator. Submitted to National Academy of Education.

Recent Publications

  • Franklin, A.E., Sideras, S., Dodd, C., & Hutson, J. (2020). A randomized trial of multiple-patient simulation preparation to improve novice nurse competence and self-efficacy. Nursing Education Perspectives, 41(3), 146-151, DOI: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000593
  • Franklin, A.E., Dodd, C., Sideras, S., & Hutson, J. (2018). A toolbox to make multisite simulation research successful.Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 21,16-22.,05.003