Tracey D. Cooper

Executive Director

Courses Taught

RNSG 1309 Introduction to Nursing

RNSG 1517 Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice I for Articulating Students


West Texas A&M University, MSN

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, BSN

Teaching Experience

Temple College Executive Director, Nursing 2017-present

Temple College Director, ADN Program 2015-2017

Temple College, Adjunct Instructor 2014-2015

South Plains College, Director, Center for Clinical Excellence 2008-2013

South Plains College, Assistant Professor, 1998-2008

Professional Experience

Laerdal Medical, Education Consultant, 2013-2015

Urologic Associates, Surgical First Assistant 1990-1998

Covenant Hospital, Charge Nurse OR 1989-1990

University Medical Center, Charge Nurse Emergency Department 1986-1989

Professional Presentations



  • Podium Presentation: Use of Technology to Enhance Simulation and Learning at the 10th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resources Conference 2011  
  • Podium Presentation: Utilizing a Template for Scenario Development at the 9

    th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resources Conference 2010

  • Poster Presentation: A Collaborative Scenario Writing Tool for Simulation at 8th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resources Conference 2009 


  • Presented Curriculum Revision: Putting all the Pieces Together at Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators Conference 2019 
  • Presented Doubling Down: Nurse Graduate Expansion Initiative through Collaborative Planning at Texas Association of Technical College Educators 2019 
  • Presented GIFTs Session at Texas Community College Teachers Association 
  • Texas Organization for Associate Degree Nursing State Conference 


  • Provided ParTest workshops for Temple College nursing faculty 2016 
  • Provided simulation workshops for Temple College nursing faculty 2014-2015 
  • Provided workshops for West Texas Simulation Alliance 2010-2012 
  • Podium Presentation: Dreams Precede Reality: Developing Innovative Partnerships at “We Can Do It Together A Mosaic of Partnerships” TTUHSC 2011 
  • Provided simulation workshops for South Plains College nursing faculty 2008-2009 



Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) 2021-2026

NISOD Excellence Award 2020

Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) 2012-2018

Finalist for Faculty Excellence Award at South Plains College 2012

Texas Nurse’s Association District 18 Excellence In Nursing Award (1999 & 2000)

Certified Urologic Registered Nurse (CURN) 1992-1998

Certified Peri-Operative Registered Nurse (CNOR) 1990-1995