April 2013 - College of Health Sciences Simulation Center Applies for Accreditation
August 3rd, 2012 – 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.
June 10-11, 2012 – e-Girls Visit Simulation Center
This June 50 girls with interest in STEM disciplines were introduced to the use of simulation in healthcare education. They received hands on experience with hi-fidelity manikins and an advanced data capture system. For more information on the e-Girls summer program click here, or check out the e-Girls flyer.
May 9, 2012 – Channel 7 visits the Norco building
On May 9th the treasure valley’s own Larry Gebert from KTVB channel 7 weather spent the morning with faculty and students from the School of Nursing. Larry regularly broadcasts his weather segments at unique locations in the Treasure Valley. Larry’s visit was part of National Nurses week and he talked about the roles of nurses in the community. The faculty and students had our high fidelity manikin HAL on site to demonstrate simulation in nursing.
April 27-28, 2012 – 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.
March 2012 - Ongoing collaboration between the School of Nursing and China
In 2003 several Nursing faculty began consulting with Hangzhou Normal University in China. Nursing consultations evolved into a Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities. A full history of the collaboration is available online.
This spring exchanges took place in both directions. Eight Hangzhou students visited Boise State in Feb. and March. In March, Becky Bunderson, Director of the College of Health Sciences Simulation Center, and Barb Allerton, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, spent two weeks in China to work with the Hangzhou School of Nursing on integrating simulation into their curriculum. Bunderson and Allerton provided formal lectures on simulation and demonstrated facilitation of four actual simulations with nursing faculty and students participating. Allerton also provided guest lectures in two community health classes, focusing on family assessment. In addition, the Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities was also renegotiated as the original five year agreement was about to expire. Read more about Bunderson and Allerton’s trip to China online.
January 28, 2012 – Discover Engineering Day
The College of Health Sciences Simulation Center welcomed 200 interested community visitors during Boise State University’s Discover Engineering Day. The visitors were able to see and experience what happens in the Simulation Center and how health care students of today are educated. They got hands on experience with high fidelity human patient simulators and saw how engineering and health care education can intersect.
February 8, 2011 – Day at the Capitol Posters -
January 24, 2011 – Day at the Capitol – Article from the Idaho Statesman
The College of Health Sciences (COHS) attended a Day at the Capitol 2011 on Monday January 24th. The event gave Idaho lawmakers an opportunity to see what Boise State University has been doing in relation to education and economics. The COHS set up an amazing display showcasing one of their High-Fidelity manikins. Lawmakers were able to get a hands on look at the future of education in Healthcare. The COHS display was put on by Becky Bunderson, Austin Marsh, Luther Raechal and Faculty including Lutana Haan.
Fall 2010 – Learning Imitates Life at Sim Center – Article from Focus
February 22, 2010 – Life in the Simulation Center – Article from the Arbiter