Kelly Foltz-Ramos, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, RHIA

Director of Simulation; Assistant Professor

Kelly Foltz-Ramos.

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
211 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

PHONE: 716-829-3216


  • PhD, Curriculum, Instruction and the Science of Learning, University at Buffalo, Graduate School of Education
  • MS, Family Health Nurse Practitioner, University at Buffalo
  • BS, Nursing, Daemen College
  • BS, Health Information Management, Ithaca College

Areas of Research

  • Developing teamwork and communication through interprofessional education
  • Using educational technology to promote health literacy and health communication
  • Improving sleep in cancer survivors

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NSG 348 Evidence-Based Practice & Nursing Research
  • NUS 708 Research Practicum

Recent Publications

Fusco, N. M., & Foltz-Ramos, K. (2020). Impact of pharmacy student observation versus active participation in an interprofessional simulation. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 84(1), 7492. 

Doloresco, F., Maerten-Rivera, J., Zhao, Y., Foltz-Ramos, K., & Fusco N. M. (2019). Pharmacy students' standardized self-assessment of interprofessional skills during an objective structured clinical examination. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 83(10), 7439. 

Fusco, N. M., & Foltz-Ramos, K. (2018). Measuring changes in pharmacy and nursing students’ perceptions following an interprofessional high fidelity simulation experience. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 32(5), 648-652.

Bae, S., Farasat, A., Nikolaev, A., Seo, J. Y., Foltz-Ramos, K., Fabry, D., & Castner, J. (2017). Nursing teams: Behind the charts. Journal of Nursing Management, 25(5), 354-365. doi:10.1111/jonm.12473

Scherer, Y. K., Foltz-Ramos, K., Fabry, D., & Chao, Y. Y. (2016). Evaluating simulation methodologies to determine best strategies to maximize student learning. Journal of Professional Nursing, 32(5), 349-57.

Castner, J., Ceravolo, D., Foltz-Ramos, K., & Wu, Y.W. (2013).  Nursing control over practice and teamwork. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 18(2), 3.

Castner, J., Foltz-Ramos, K., Schwartz, D., & Ceravolo, D. (2012). A leadership challenge: Staff nurse perceptions after an organizational TeamSTEPPSĀ® initiative. Journal of Nursing Administration, 42(10), 467-472.

Ceravolo, D., Schwartz, D.G., Foltz-Ramos, K., & Castner, J. (2012). Strengthening communication to overcome lateral violence. Journal of Nursing Management, 20(5), 599-606.

Beehler, G.P., Finnell, D.S., Foltz, K., & Edward, D.(2010). Patient exit interviews for assessing fidelity to the VA VISN 2 Integrated Primary Care Model: Results of a feasibility study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 24(3), 323-326.

Honors and Awards

  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Research Fellowship, 2018-2019
  • Mecca S. Cranley Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2018
  • SUNY Tools of Engagement Phase 2 Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • 1st Place – Most Pedagogically Intriguing Use of Educational Technology, SUNY Tools of Engagement Project, 2013
  • District 1 Kaleida Health Nurse of Distinction, New York State Nurses Association, 2011
  • New Nurse Educator of the Year Award, Kaleida Health, 2009