Regional Simulation Workshop, presented by ASPE, INACSL & SSH

The Regional Simulation Workshop Series is a partnership program of the The Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE), International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) and the Society for Healthcare in Simulation (SSH). 

These interactive, one-day workshops are held four times annually at various locations throughout the contiguous United States and Canada to provide better access to this important educational content for simulation professionals from programs of all sizes.  The program content is designed to help healthcare simulation educators improve the quality of their healthcare simulation programs and advance their professional development. 

In addition, workshop faculty will review the simulation standards and resources available to assist educators in advancing simulation in a changing regulatory environment.

During this workshop participants will discuss the application of best practices in healthcare simulation, including the following:

  • NCSBN Simulation Guidelines for Prelicensure Nursing Programs  
  • INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation
  • ASPE Standards of Best Practices using Standardized Patient Methodology
  • SSH Accreditation Standards
  • SSH Certification Requirements (CHSE, CHSE-A, CHSOS) 

Attendees receive 6 CNE credits for participating in this day long workshop.

The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


ASPE, INACSL & SSH Regional Simulation Workshop

October 4, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Conway, Arkansas
Brewer Hegeman Conference Center - Main Floor

Workshop Registration - $99


Faculty 

Stephen Charles, PhD, CHSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Charles is an Assistant Dean of Medical Education for Outcomes and Assessment at Brody School of Medicine and Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Collaboration for the Division of Health Sciences at ECU. Additionally, he serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies and provides clinical ethics consults as needed.  He earned his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of South Florida in 2014. In addition, he has a MA degree in Bioethics and Medical Humanities and a MS degree in Adult Education. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) and Chair of the Interprofessional Education Affinity Group (IPE AG) for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). 


Melody Bethards, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE

Melody Bethards, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE Biography I have been the Health and Public Services/Nursing Simulation Coordinator at Des Moines Area Community College in central Iowa since 2009. I am responsible for coordinating and facilitating simulated clinical experiences for students in the Practical Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Respiratory and Paramedic Programs at Des Moines Area Community College. I am also responsible for coordinating simulation learning experience opportunities for external partners. I have a Masters in Nursing degree from Drake University and a Graduate Certificate in Simulation Education from BryanLGH College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, Nebraska. I am a Certified Nurse Educator and a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. I was selected as one of the NLN’s 2011-2012 Simulation Leaders and a 2012 NLN HITS Scholar. I am a member of NLN, INACSL, and SSH. I am currently the past chair of the SSH Nursing Section and a member of the ASPE, INACSL, SSH Simulation Workshop Committee. I have published simulation related journal articles and have presented at local, regional, and national conferences on a variety of simulation topics.


 

ASPE, INACSL & SSH Regional Simulation Workshop

October 17, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
University of Ottawa

 

Workshop Registration - $99

 


Faculty  

Cathy Smith, BA (hons), MA, PhD

Cathy Smith has worked as a simulationist in health professional education for over 25 years. She consults with various educational and assessment organizations locally, nationally and internationally. She works with learners in undergraduate, graduate, continuing education and faculty development contexts. She has developed curriculum for diverse formats, ranging from face-to-face to web-based platforms.  Recognition for her work includes: the Ruedy Award (Canadian Association of Faculties of Medicine) for innovation in medical education; the Blizzard Award (Canadian Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) for outstanding teaching; the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Outstanding Educator Award; and the SIMone Simulation Citizen of the Year Award. A long time ASPE member, she serves on various committees and is the past Conference Chair and Vice Chair of the International Committee. She serves on the editorial board of Advances in Simulation and is the Deputy Director of The Simulated Patient Network (SPN) (www.simulatedpatientnetwork.org ). Recent peer reviewed articles include the ASPE Standards of Best Practice for human role players in simulation (Advances in Simulation, June 2017). Cathy has a particular interest the role of simulated participants and the notion of performance in simulation. She is interested in advancing the science, art and practice of simulation through research, teaching and the development of evidence-based strategies, processes and tools.  


 

Previous Workshops

May 28, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm 
Cleveland, Ohio

 

Faculty

 

Holly Gerzina, PhD, MEd, CHSE

 


Previous Workshops

April 10, 2019

8:00 am - 4:30 pm 
Alexandria, Minnesota

 

Faculty 

                                     

Kyle Johnson, PhD, RN, CHSE             Sharon Decker, PhD, RN, FSSH, ANEF, FAAN               Karen Lewis, PhD, CHSE