Healthcare Simulation Pioneers

SImulation Pioneers 2023

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During this years Women’s History Month, Avkin wants to recognize all of the amazing woman that have pioneered the way for simulation professionals all over the world. 

Make sure to follow us on Linkedin to see each of the new pioneers we are announcing each Thursday all through Women’s History Month.

Dr. Suzan Kardong-Edgren, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN

Dr. Kardong-Edgren is an educational researcher with over 120 Publications, Dr. Edgren served as the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Simulation in Nursing for 10 years. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of 2 new interactive online review guides for those seeking certification in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Thank you to Dr. Kardon-Edgren for all of your amazing work you have done for the simulation community!

Dr. Kim Leighton RN, CHSOS, CHSE, ANEF, FSSH, FAAN

What is there to say about Dr. Leighton? The better question is to ask what ISN’T there to say about Dr. Leighton.

Dr. Leighton is recognized globally a healthcare simulation educator, researcher and mentor. The primary area of focus in her research is the development and validation of a multitude of evaluation tools for healthcare simulation. Additionally, while serving as President of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, she initiated the development of what we now know today and the Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice. She is a prolific author and speaker with expertise in healthcare simulation and nursing education. Thank you, Dr. Leighton, for all you have done for the simulation community!

Jennifer Hayden MSN, RN

Hayden was a driving force behind the National Council of State Boards of Nursing: National Simulation Study. This study is viewed as one of the most significant nursing education studies ever conducted. Her findings as a Lead Researcher lead her to claim that 50% of clinical can be replaced with the use of simulation instead.

Thank you to Jennifer Hayden for leading the way for the simulation community!

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