Simulation Leader Directory

This is a directory of individuals who have completed the Leadership Program for Simulation Educators, a year-long NLN program directed by Dr. Pamela Jeffries. Twenty individuals per year are accepted into this highly competitive program. This directory identifies their specific areas of simulation expertise and scholarship along with contact information. They are available for collaboration and consultation.

More information about the Leadership Program for Simulation Educators can be found at http://www.nln.org/facultyprograms/leadershipinstitute.htm



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Cason, Melanie

Year of Participation in Leadership Program for Simulation Educators

2013

Education (Degree, Focus Areas, Year)

MSN, Drexel University Leadership and Management 2006,Certified Nurse Educator, 2011, PhD student 2011-present. Special interests new graduate transition to practice, simulation evaluation, establishing practice partners with health care organizations.

Current Employer/Affiliation

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston,SC
Simulation Nurse Educator College of Nursing
&
HealthCare Simulation South Carolina
Collaborative Partner Coordinator for state consortium.

Most Recent/Selected Simulation-related Publications/Presentations

INASCL 2014 Presentations. Simulation Bootcamp for Measurable Outcomes. Expert panel discussion on dyads for learning skills.

Other Accomplishments

INASCL Award of Excellence for Mentoring 2013

Availability for Consulation or Collaboration

Yes.

Contact Information

Melanie Leigh Cason MSN, RN, CNE
843-870-7316

Chesney, Tracy A.



Tracy A. Chesney

Year of Participation in Leadership Program for Simulation Educators

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Education (Degree, Focus Areas, Year)

Currently working on my PhD in Nursing at Duquesne University. Starting Dissertation in 2016 with a goal to complete by the end of 2017. Focus is centered on developing situational awareness as it relates to the deteriorating patient and the role simulation may have in addressing these issues.

MSN - The concentration was in Nursing Education.
Earned in 2005 from the University of New Mexico.

BSN earned in 1993 from the University of New Mexico.

Current Employer/Affiliation

Current Employer:
Brookline College - employed as the Simulation Lead Faculty.

Affiliation:
Arizona Simulation Network (AxSimNet)- President

Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) - Internal Operating Committee Chairperson in the Nursing Section

International Nursing Association on Clinical Simulation in Learning (INACSL)

Sigma Theta Tau - Gamma Sigma Chapter

American Nurses Association

Arizona Nurses Association

National League of Nursing

Most Recent/Selected Simulation-related Publications/Presentations

Publications:
• Aronson, B., Bethards, M., Chesney, T., DeLuna, R., Newton, R., & Weaver, A. (2014) NLN's Simulation Leaders Give SIRC Bibliography Site a Makeover. Nursing Education Perspectives, 35(5), p. 340-341 (Sept-Oct 2014)

Presentations:
• Hinton, J. E. & Chesney, T. (2015). Scenario makeover: Meeting best practice standard in simulation. Optimizing Healthcare Simulation: Arizona Leads. Workshop at the Arizona Simulation Network 5th Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ.
• Bethards, M., Carlson, B., Chesney, T., Gilbert, M., Limon, J. A. (2015). "Developing Interprofessional Education Scenarios.” Workshop presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, New Orleans, LA
• Chesney, T. A. & Brooks, R. (2014). "Certification in Simulation.” Workshop at the Arizona Simulation Network 4th Annual Education Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
• Chesney, T. A. (2013). "Trends in Simulation”. Podium presentation at th Arizona Simulation Network 3rd Annual Education Conference, Mesa, AZ
• Chesney, T. A. & Uhrig, B. (2013). "Reforming the Measure of Competency: An Objective Approach in Simulation” Pre-conference workshop at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL
• Chesney, T. A. (2012). "Implementing an Interprofessional Multi-scenario Simulation experience.” Trends in Simulation, Laerdal Simulation Users Network (SUN), Chandler, AZ
• Chesney, T. A. (2012). "A Moment in Time”. Workshop at the Arizona Simulation Network 2nd Annual One-day conference, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
• Chesney, T. A. (2012). "Simulation”. Faculty development workshop at Chamberlain College of Nursing, Phoenix, AZ
• Chesney, T. A., & Spat, T. (2012), "Out of the Silos and into the New Frontier; A journey in the development of an interprofessional simulation scenario experience.” Video presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, CA
• Chesney, T. A. (2011), "Simulation”. Faculty development workshop at Carrington College, Albuquerque, NM

Availability for Consulation or Collaboration

Available to assist with any consultation related to simulation.

Main interests in collaboration include interprofessional simulation experiences, competency development especially as it relates to situational awareness and cognitive overload as well as teaching skills for the novice nurse related to addressing the needs of the deteriorating patient.

Contact Information

Best email address is tracychesney3@gmail.com

Best phone number is 602-350-7031


Conrad, Martha A.

Martha A. Conrad

Year of Participation in Leadership Program for Simulation Educators

2010

Education (Degree, Focus Areas, Year)

MSN, Nursing, 1982
BSN, Nursing, 1975

Current Employer/Affiliation

The University of Akron
College of Health Professions
Akron, OH 44325

Most Recent/Selected Simulation-related Publications/Presentations

PUBLICATIONS
Celeste, A., Conrad, M., Bierly-Ford, C., Sullivan-Mann, J. and Weaver, M. "The Journey of Transitioning to a Simulation Nurse Leader in Ohio" for publication in Nursing Education Perspectives. November 26, 2012, Abstract Accepted for publication, awaiting issue.

King, A.; Ahmed, R. & Conrad, M. (2012). Improving Collaboration Among Medical, Nursing, and Respiratory Therapy Students Through Interprofessional Simulation. Journal of Interprofessional Care. Early Online, 1-3. DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2012.730076

King, A. & Conrad, M. Integrating Mental Model and Transactive Memory Theories into Simulated-based Interprofessional Education Programs. Journal of Interprofessional Care. Abstract submitted 2012.

Conrad, M., Guhde, J., Brown, D.,Chronister, C. & Ross-Alaolmolki, K. (2011) Transformational Leadership: Instituting a Nursing Simulation Program. Clinical Simulation in Nursing.7,3189-3195. doi:10.1016/J.ECNS.2010.02.007

PRESENTATIONS
"Debriefing” Webinar, One hour, sponsored by the National League for Nursing, November 14, 2013. (Invited presentation)

"What Works for IPE Activity Design: From Faculty Ownership to Student Engagement”, co-presented with James Grand. Ohio Consortium of Nursing Learning Labs and The Ohio State University, College of Nursing, Columbus, OH. May 3, 2013. (Podium Presentation, Referred).

"High Fidelity Simulation in the Classroom: Not Just for the Lab Anymore” Theresa L. Benzel, Karen Gehrling,Sharon L. Oetker-Black and Martha Conrad. NURSING EDUCATION SUMMIT: OHIO 2012, EDUCATION & PRACTICE: Meeting the Challenge of Education Transformation, Columbus, OH. April 5, 2013 (Poster session, Referred)

"Innovation in Teaching: NLN Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors:” NURSING EDUCATION SUMMIT: OHIO 2012, EDUCATION & PRACTICE: Meeting the Challenge of Education Transformation, Columbus, OH. April 5, 2013 (Concurrent Session, Invited)

"Combining Innovation Teaching Strategies with Simulation and ACES”, Co-presented with Mary Anne Rizzolo, Barbara McLaughlin and Susan Fourneris. NLN Education Summit 2012, Anaheim, CA, September 20, 2012. (Podium Presentation: Invited).

Other Accomplishments

2014, Ohio State University, College of Nursing, selected to be one of the 100 Alumni Transformers in Nursing and Healthcare

Contact Information

Martha A. Conrad
The University of Akron
Mary Gladwin Hall
Akron, OH 44325

mconrad@uakron.edu

Curry-Lourenco, Kim



Kim Curry-Lourenco

Year of Participation in Leadership Program for Simulation Educators

2014

Education (Degree, Focus Areas, Year)


PhD in Nursing, 2012

Master of Science in Education, 2000

Master of Science in Nursing, 1994

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1990

Current Employer/Affiliation

Tidewater Community College Beazley School of Nursing

Most Recent/Selected Simulation-related Publications/Presentations

Curry-Lourenco, K., "Pulse Check on Simulation Design and Curricular Integration in Health Professions Education.” Virginia Community College Nursing and Allied Health Peer Group Conference, Richmond, Virginia, October 2016.

Curry-Lourenco, K., Invited Speaker, "Best Practices for Simulation Design and Curriculum Integration.” Virginia Health and Medical Science Educators Association
Practical Nursing Director's and Instructor's Annual Meeting, Norfolk State University, July 2016, Norfolk, Virginia.

Bouchard, R., Curry-Lourenco, K., "Beginning with the End in Mind: Simulation as an Innovative Assessment Strategy.” Podium presentation at Tidewater Community College, Faculty Learning Institute, May 2016, Norfolk, Virginia.

Curry-Lourenco, K., Pugh, H., Rogers, N., Weiermann, P. "Comparison of Characteristics Among Simulation Centers: An International Analysis.” Accepted for "Hands-On/Hot Topics” presentation at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Learning & Simulation Conference, June 2015 in Atlanta, GA.

Other Accomplishments

Textbook proposal review, From Clinician to Nurse Educator: A Practical Approach, Jones-Bartlett Publishers, April 2017 ,

Reviewer,International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Abstract Review Subcommittee, 2017 Conference, 2016 Conference, 2015 Conference.

Director of Education, Virginia State Simulation Alliance, Inc. (VASSA) April 2015-current

Availability for Consulation or Collaboration

Consultation:
Curricular Integration of Simulation
Simulation Pedagogy, Design, and Implementation
Debriefing
Development of Clinical Reasoning
Clinical Instruction and Evaluation of Learning
Faculty/Preceptor Development
Program Evaluation

Collaboration/Research interests:
Brain-based learning in simulation & technology-enhanced instruction
Cognitive load in simulation- based learning
Inter-professional simulation
Psychological fidelity

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact me through either email below:

kcurry-lourenco@tcc.edu
or
kcurrylourenco@gmail.com