The College of Health Sciences Simulation Center welcomed an accreditation team from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s Council for Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs on April 25. The on-site visit is the second step in the accreditation process. Faculty and staff were pleased with the visit and hopeful that the center will receive accreditation this summer. Between 2010 and 2012, 28 simulation centers have been accredited worldwide, 26 in the United States. If accredited, the College of Health Sciences Simulation Center at Boise State University will join an elite group of cutting edge simulation centers.
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College of Health Sciences Simulation Center Applies for Accreditation
Leading Researcher in Simulation Hired as New Endowed Chair for Nursing
Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, ANEF, is excited to join the School of Nursing as the new Jody DeMeyer Endowed Chair. Kardong-Edgren comes to Boise State from Washington State University–Spokane, where she has been an assistant professor.
Kardong-Edgren was inducted as an Academy of Nursing Education Fellow in 2010 and has twice been the recipient of the Deborah Spunt Endowed Lectureship in Simulation for the National League for Nursing. She is internationally recognized as an expert in healthcare simulation and has been invited to present, consult and advise around the world. She sits on the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Standards Oversight Board and on the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Oversight Committee. Kardong-Edgren is the Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Simulation in Nursing Journal through Elsevier. Her numerous grants, publications, and presentations speak volumes about her expertise and dedication to effective nursing and health care education.
The College of Health Sciences is excited to explore how Kardong-Edgren’s expertise and experience can further our Simulation Center, which is already recognized as one of the best simulation centers in the northwest. Simulation is proving critical to training healthcare workforces in an interprofessional fashion and in preventing errors and improving efficiencies in healthcare environments.
Boise State School of Nursing Partners with the National League for Nursing (NLN) to Become National Experts in Healthcare Simulation
The Boise State University School of Nursing is excited and honored to co-sponsor a two-day workshop with the National League for Nursing (NLN) in an effort to promote the use of simulation in health care education, to meet the needs for collaboration, communication and teamwork resulting in improved care, enhanced safety, and reduction of human error. The workshop, titled “Beyond the Basics:Innovative Simulation Topics for Health Care Educators,” will be held on April 27 and 28 and will examine what is currently known about simulation and learning outcomes; discuss integration, challenges and strategies for simulation in curriculum; explore the state of science related to Interprofessional Education; and investigate evaluation tools for simulation. The workshop will be led by nationally known and respected simulation leaders Sharon Decker, PhD, RN, ANEF, Professor and Director of Clinical Simulations at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, Assistant Professor at Washington State University.