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.

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Van Beek, Karen

Karen Van Beek

Year of Participation in Leadership Program for Simulation Educators


Education (Degree, Focus Areas, Year)

- BSN, Nursing, 1980
- MS, Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist, 2003

Current Employer/Affiliation

Health Sciences Resource Center Director
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Bellin College
Green Bay, WI

Most Recent/Selected Simulation-related Publications/Presentations

Most Recent Publications:
Morse, K., Schram, A., Van Beek, K., & Muckler, V. C. The effectiveness of simulation-based educational interventions with interprofessional education and nursing students: A systematic review protocol.
(The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 2021. Accepted 12/15/14)

Most Recent Presentations:
Poster Presentation-October 2014: The Shared Journey of Completing a Systematic Review

Other Accomplishments

- Member of Interprofessional Education team
- Working with small hospitals through the Wisconsin Hospital Association Foundation Scholarship program to develop and implement clinical OB simulation training.
- NLN Simulation Leadership Program, 2014
- Certificate in Simulation, 2012
- NLN Health Information Technology Scholarship Program, 2009
- LEAN Certificate Program, 2007
- CCNS, Acute and Critical Care Nursing Adult, 2004

Availability for Consulation or Collaboration

I would be interested in collaborating with others related to simulation planning, faculty development, debriefing strategies, implementation of Interprofessional Simulation activities and multi-site simulation research initiatives.

Contact Information

Karen Van Beek, MS, RN, CCNS
HSRC Director / Assistant Professor of Nursing
Bellin College
3201 Eaton Rd.
Green Bay, WI 54311
(920) 433-6699