Saint Louis University

Margaret Hassler

MSN, RN-BC, Clarke Learning Laboratory Coordinator

 Saint Louis University
 School of Nursing

 Office: (314) 977-8972

 Fax: (314) 977-8949



Practice: Margie has 20 years pediatric nursing experience with a clinical focus in general medicine as well as pediatric and neonatal intensive care. She is an accomplished clinical nursing professor who holds a master's degree with concentration in nursing education and simulation. Margie's simulation experience includes the development from the ground up of a university hospital-based simulation center. Through her successful collaborations with university and hospital services more than 60 programs were established for nearly every hospital discipline. Programs included immersive team training, clinical skills, standardized patient activities and in situ simulation. She also assisted with program development for a simulation center being built in the middle-east. Margie's role is to oversee day to day operations of the Clarke Learning Laboratory and assist content experts in education curriculum development as it applies to the St. Louis University School of Nursing teaching philosophy.

Education and Awards:

  • ASN, Nursing, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley: Board of Trustees Academic Scholarship, Academic Achievement Award
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Missouri at St. Louis
  • MSN, Nursing, Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing and Allied Health at Washington University
  • Clinical Excellence Award, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator

Certifications and Licensure:

  • RN, Registered Nurse (NCLEX), Missouri, USA
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor(PALS), American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor (NRP), American Heart Association, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • RN-BC, ANCC Nursing Professional Development
  • RN, Registered Nurse (Prometric), Qatar


  • Bultas, M., Hassler, M., Ercole, P. and Balakas, K. (2014). Effectiveness of high fidelity simulation for pediatric staff nurse education. Pediatric Nursing. January 2014 issue.
  • Vachharajani, A., & Hassler, M. (2013). Double volume exchange transfusion. American Academy of Pediatrics, NeoReviews Video Corner. October, 2013


  • Society of International Simulation
  • International Nursing Association for Simulation and Clinical Learning
  • Association for Nursing Professional Development
  • Sigma Theta Tau


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