Simulation in NP Education Steering Committee

photo of Pam Slaven-LeePamela Slaven-Lee, DNP, FNP-C, CHSE, is a clinical associate professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs. Prior to GW, Dr. Slaven-Lee held faculty appointments at Georgetown University and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is a Sigma Thera Tau Leadership Academy scholar. Her principal areas of practice include leadership, administration, family practice, internal medicine, pathology, gastroenterology, hepatology and simulation-based learning. Dr. Slaven-Lee is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), providing curricular support, leadership, and coordination of on-campus simulation-based learning events. She is a Founding Board Member of Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization with a mission of preserving the memories of fallen service members, honoring those who currently serve and teaching children the value of freedom. She is licensed in Washington, D.C., and Virginia as a family nurse practitioner.

photo of Sabrina BerozSabrina Beroz, DNP, RN, CHSE-A, is Associate Director for Programs and Initiatives the Office of Ventures, Initiatives and Partnerships at George Washington University School of Nursing. Prior to GW, she was a faculty member at Montgomery College where she was appointed to Faculty Lead for the Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC), a three-million-dollar funding initiative. In this role, she oversaw a statewide program to improve the quality and quantity of simulation across academic and practice institutions. Dr. Beroz led a team to build a curriculum model for the MCSRC on best practices in teaching the pedagogy of simulation. She participated in the 2015 NLN Leadership Institute for Simulation Educators and currently serves on the INACSL Board of Directors as the VP of Membership and a contributor to the NLN TEQ Blog. Dr. Beroz holds the distinction of advanced certified healthcare simulation educator (CHSE-A) through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She has presented her work on simulation nationally and internationally with publications on the use of multi-patient simulation, curriculum development and evaluation of simulation practices.

photo of Crystel FarinaCrystel L. Farina, MSN, RN, graduated from the Macqueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing in 1996, obtained a BSN and MSN from Wilmington University and is currently working on a PhD from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Ms. Farina was the Director of Simulation for Health Professions at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland where she taught in the simulation lab for nursing and collaborated with health professions programs to support simulation in EMS, Surg. Tech., and Rad. Tech. Programs. She offers consultation services in simulation center design. Ms. Farina completed the NLN Leadership for Simulation Educators program with the 2015 cohort, is a member of the Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium Steering Committee, INACSL, and SSH. She is currently a Certified Nurse Educator and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. Ms. Farina has presented at INACSL, NLN and local simulation conferences. She joined George Washington University School of Nursing in August of 2017 as Director of Simulation and Experiential Learning.

photo of Mindi AndersonMindi Anderson, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Healthcare Simulation Program (MSN, Certificate) at the University of Central Florida College of Nursing. She also serves as Graduate Simulation Coordinator. She has been involved in simulation pedagogy and research for greater than ten years. She has been funded for simulation studies and programs from numerous sources. Dr. Anderson has a passion for simulation pedagogy, including, debriefing, virtual/game-based simulation, new simulation technologies, interprofessional education (IPE), and standardized patients.

photo of Mary Beth BigleyMary Beth Bigley, DrPhD, APRN, FAAN, is the CEO of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, a national organization specifically devoted to promoting high-quality nurse practitioner (NP) education.  In this role, she provides leadership on education, policies and program initiatives that promote NP education and practice.  Prior to her joining NONPF in April of 2017, she served as Director for the Division of Nursing and Public Health in the Bureau of Health Workforce at HRSA. From 2006 to 2014, Dr. Bigley served as the Director of the Division of Science and Communications HHS’s Office of the U.S. Surgeon General.  Dr. Bigley received a doctorate in Health System and Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Systems.

photo of Suzanne Hetzel CampbellSuzanne Hetzel Campbell, PhD, RN, IBCLC, CCSNE, is previous Director (2012-2017) and Associate Professor at the UBC, School of Nursing, Vancouver, Canada. As a seasoned global educator who uses technology and experiential learning pedagogy she has directed the development of simulation resource centers, led faculty workshops for integrating simulation pedagogy internationally, and has published book chapters and articles on nursing education and lactation. She presently serves as Vice President for International Affairs on INACSL’s Board of Directors and teaches in the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Certified Simulation Nurse Educator Program. Her present simulation research on therapeutic relationship to promote interprofessional education, research, and practice focused on instrument development and translation.

Photo of Reba ChildressReba Moyer Childress, MSN, FNP, RN-BC, FAANP is an avid supporter of the use of simulation within undergraduate and graduate healthcare education as well as within practice.

Ms. Childress is one of the founders of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, the founder and president of the Virginia State-wide Simulation Alliance, and one of the coordinators of the first NLN/Laerdal Simulation Team that studied the use of simulation in nursing education.

Ms. Childress is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UVA School of Nursing and a full-time Nursing Professional Development Specialist for UVA Medical System

photo of Kristina DreifuerstKristina Thomas Dreifuerst, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, is the Director of the PhD Program and an Associate Professor at Marquette University. Dr. Dreifuerst’s research and development of Debriefing for Meaningful Learning has had a significant and transformational impact on nursing education nationally and internationally. Her work has been recognized for influencing how educators conduct debriefing and enhance student’s development of clinical reasoning and decision-making skills. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Academy of Nurse Educators.

photo of Susan Gross FornerisSusan Gross Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, is a former Professor of Nursing at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN and is currently the Director for the National League for Nursing Center for Innovation in Education Excellence, Washington, DC. Selected for inclusion in the 2010 inaugural group of NLN Simulation Leaders, she has been working in the field of clinical simulation since 2003. She is instrumental in the design and implementation of NLN faculty development resources focused on simulation pedagogy. Her expertise is in curriculum and teaching/learning strategies. Her research is focused on critical thinking. Most recently, she co-authored Critical Conversations: The NLN Guide for Teaching Thinking.

Photo of Frank Guido-SanzFrank Guido-Sanz, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, has over 20 years of experience in critical care. He practices as an AGACNP Intensivist and have served as an NP, for over 15 years, under the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), as an active member of the Trauma Critical Care Team (TCCT). His focused area of research is on innovation and technology using simulation to improve outcomes in acute and critical care, trauma, disaster health (including mass casualties) and combat casualties’ scenarios.  Innovation and technology using simulation are the underpinning to all his federally funded projects. He has disseminated his work in local, national, and international forums.

photo of Sara HubbellSara L. Hubbell DNP, RN, FNP-C, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) with both her BSN and MSN. She earned her DNP from Duke University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNC-W). Prior to joining the faculty of UNC-W, she was the Lead Faculty for the FNP program at UNC-CH where she encouraged innovative use of simulation by the faculty in the FNP program. She also created intra-professional simulations as a collaboration between the BSN and NP students. She has a passion for the use of simulation in a variety of settings with a variety of modalities. Dr. Hubbell is also passionate about the use of simulation in intra- as well as inter- professional education.

Photo of Carla NyeCarla Nye, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, CNE, is the Master’s Program Director at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the former simulation director.  She received her DNP in Nursing Education.  Her scholarship encompasses the use of simulation in graduate NP education, including work on the current use of NP simulation across North America, graduate level Interprofessional simulation, and simulation use to prepare NP students for clinical. She has been actively engaged in development, testing, implementing and evaluation of simulations in both graduate and prelicensure programs.  She is a Certified Nurse Educator, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, and an alumnus of the NLN Leadership Development for Simulation Educators Program.

photo of Courtney PittsCourtney J. Pitts, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, is an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University, where she serves as the Academic Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and the Co-Academic Director of the Nurse-Midwifery/Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) programs. In this role, Dr. Pitts works with the FNP faculty to include a variety of simulated experiences within the curriculum. She also co-authored a white paper for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties entitled, “NONPF Supports Telehealth in Nurse Practitioner Education.” As a certified FNP, her expertise is in the management of patients living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

photo of Nancy SpectorNancy Spector, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Director of Regulatory Innovations at NCSBN. Before coming to NCSBN, Spector was a faculty member at Loyola University Chicago, where she studied symptom relief of palliative care patients. At NCSBN Spector works with the BONs on education issues, and she is a liaison to nurse educators. Spector was the PI on NCSBN’s multi-site, randomized controlled transition-to-practice study, and she was a consultant on NCSBN’s National Simulation Study. Currently, Spector is studying pre-licensure nursing student errors and near misses.

Photo of Tonya SchneidereithDr. Tonya Schneidereith is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland where she emphasizes patient safety for prelicensure and advanced practice nursing students through simulation-based education. She contributes on the Editorial Advisory Board for the NLN’s Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology, frequently publishes on the NLN’s Technology Edge Quarterly Blog, and authored the Thomas Sykes scenarios for the National League for Nursing’s Advancing Care Excellence series -Pediatrics. She holds certifications as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Educator, and as one of the few internationally-designated as Advanced Healthcare Simulation Educator.