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Date: December 11, 2012
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm (ET)

Webinar Overview:

Evaluation in simulation presents challenges even for the most experienced simulation expert. Using a reliable and valid evaluation tool that assesses student achievement, while simultaneously meeting the requisite standards requires a high level of expertise.  In this presentation, student evaluation will be discussed. In addition, methods of evaluating the simulation experience will be presented.

Webinar Speakers

Janet AllenValerie Howard, EdD, RN

Dr. Valerie Howard, Assistant Dean of External Affairs, Professor of Nursing, and Director of the Robert Morris University Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center and President of the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation in Nursing (INACSL), has over 17 years experience in higher education, with the past 9 years dedicated to researching, developing and implementing simulation experiences across the curriculum. Since 2004, she has been responsible for integrating academically sound simulation experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, and supervised the expansion of the RMU Simulation lab into the RISE Center. Dr. Howard recently developed the “Leadership in Simulation Instruction and Management” online certificate program at RMU to assist with integrating this complex training methodology. Her research interests include the use of simulation and EHR’s in education specifically related to student learning outcomes. She was co-Author of the Elsevier Simulation Learning System Product and has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of simulation,electronic health records, and online. She is a master trainer for the TeamSTEPPS evidence based teamwork training system. Dr. Howard also developed the STRIVE Model ©Howard 2010 to assist faculty with the implementation and expansion of simulation services in their institutions. 

Janet Allen Leslie Graham, RN, MN, CNCC

Leslie Graham, a professor at Durham College in the Critical Care eLearning Graduate certificate program and the Collaborative BScN program at the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology, has many years experience as a clinical and academic educator. As faculty, she embraces the breadth of teaching and learning in simulation for both undergraduate and critical care nursing students. Leslie also mentors other educators in the art of simulation. As an author, Leslie has sought to simplify the use of simulation through tips and techniques for the clinical and academic educator.  Presenting nationally and internationally on simulation, Leslie promotes learner centered education that simulation offers. 

Webinar Recording

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