Echo Koehler

Echo Koehler

Associate Professor

Contact Information:

  • Phone: (402) 354-7028
  • Address
  • 720 N. 87th Street
  • Riley Leinart Center
  • Omaha, NE 68114

RN Diploma, Bryan School of Nursing, Lincoln, NE
BSN, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
MSN, Nebraska Methodist College
DNP, Creighton University

General Background
Echo Perlman has been at Nebraska Methodist College since 2009. Echo's clinical nursing background concentrates in pediatric nursing, which includes pediatric emergency nursing, clinical educator for a pediatric emergency department, and school nursing for both elementary and middle school levels. Classroom/clinical setting teaching at Nebraska Methodist College includes instruction in both the traditional and accelerated baccalaureate nursing programs from sophomore to senior levels, and facilitating simulated clinical experiences in Nebraska Methodist College's Nursing Arts Center.  


Echo's current area of research interest is examining caring behaviors of baccalaureate nursing students in simulated clinical experiences.

Perlman, E & Elbracht, J. (2011, April). From skills lab to nursing arts center: Integrating Watson's theory of caring into simulation. Poster presented at the 17th Annual State of the Art Nursing Conference, The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.  

Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Work
Echo is a member of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), National League for Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International.