Nita Skillman

Client and Simulated Patient Coordinator
Gerald L. Francis Center 221
2087 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-6858

Brief Biography

Nita joined the Elon’s School of Health Sciences staff in August 2012 as the Client and Standardized Patient Coordinator for both the Physician Assistant Studies and Physical Therapy Education Departments.  In her role as program coordinator, she serves as chair of the Client and Standardized Patient Committee, and aspires to bridge the Alamance County community with Elon’s School of Health Sciences programs.  Nita wants nothing more than for students of the each program to have  realistic simulated medical experiences in a safe and controlled environment that will better prepare them for their clinical rotations.


BSBA, Business Administration with Concentration in Finance from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

Employment History

Client & Standardized Patient Coordinator, Elon University, Elon, NC.  August 2012 – Present

Resident Service Manager, Granville Towers, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.  January 2001 – August 2012

Leadership Positions

Client & Standardized Patient Committee, Chair, School of Health Sciences

Grants Awarded

Quincy, B, Tonsor T, Dibiasio P, Johansson C, Skillman J, $4659.30. Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning grant funding of the iPad Project.


Johansson C, and Skillman J.   “Standardized Patient Integration Into a Physical Therapy Program.” Presented at the Association of Standardized Patient Educators Annual Conference, June 24, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Johansson C, Bailey SP, and Skillman J.   “Using Standardized Patients within Physical Therapy Education.” Presented at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference and Chapter Meeting, October 10, 2013, Asheville, NC.

Professional Activities

Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE)

          Membership Committee

          Educational Resource Committee

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)

Service Activities

Trinity Worship Center

           Youth Group Leader                             

 Elon Academy

           Family Council Member                                                                      

           Summer Program Parent Volunteer     


North Carolina Notary Public


Excellence in Service Award, Elon University School of Health Sciences.  2013-2014.