Faculty and Staff
Jim Allen, NREMT-P, MICP, CRT, ATR
Senior Lab Coordinator,
Human Simulation Labs Lead Instructor
Jim Allen’s entire career has been in the healthcare industry. He has experience in military, hospital and emergency care. Throughout his career, he has worked as a healthcare practitioner, healthcare instructor, and in management.
Jim’s healthcare career spans more than four decades, starting as a hospital corpsman with the U.S. Coast Guard. He has broad experience as a hospital staff respiratory therapist and department manager, hospital-based flight paramedic, municipal fire and ambulance service paramedic/firefighter, and high school athletic trainer. Throughout his career, Jim has also coordinated and taught EMT and EMT/P courses, American Heart Association basic and advanced cardiac life support courses, staff continuing education classes, and ATLS, ACLS, PHTLS,AMLS PPC and PALS. Currently, he teaches the paramedic program and is senior lab coordinator for the human simulation labs at Idaho State University.
He is a member of the National Association of EMS Educator’s, Simulation in Healthcare, serves as Regional Faculty for the American Heart Association is on the Emergency Cardiac Care Committee Id Mont/Idaho Region Advisory Committee, and Vice Chairman of the Idaho Consortium of EMS Educators.
JoAnne M. Pearce MS RNC, APRN-BC
Nursing Education Consultant
JoAnne's nursing career involves 28 years of professional nursing practice in a variety of clinical and geographical settings. She holds a BSN from Lubbock Christian University, an MS with a family nurse practitioner emphasis from the University of Northern Colorado and will have a post-master's certificate in Nursing Education conferred from Idaho State University in May, 2007. She is currently enrolled in the PhD in Nursing Education program at the University of Northern Colorado.
JoAnne's nursing experience includes over 15 years in perinatal services including high-risk Antepartum/Obstetrical care, regional transport and management/leadership. She has worked in medical/surgical nursing, perioperative services, family practice and emergent care (advanced practice), and nursing education both at the hospital and university levels. Her work experience geographically ranges from the midwest to the upper northwest United States including work in rural areas as an independent provider, clinical support/education and management in a large university institution.