Celebrating Nurses in Professional Development

Interview with Suzie Kardong-Edgren, director of the RISE Center at Robert Morris University Dr. Kardong-Edgren is the director of RMU’s regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center. The RISE Center, developed in 2009, is an educational resource for simulation training and research. According to Kardong-Edgren, “The RISE Center was built to serve the Read More

Why Schools Should Write for Grants

A number of grants are available to assist education programs with funding at many levels, including federal, state, and private. Some schools have a dedicated grant writer who devotes his/her time to finding and writing for available funds; however, this is rare. Most schools I work with ask an employee to devote a portion of Read More

Healthy Simulation: A Medical Simulation Resource Relaunches with New Features

The newly redeveloped healthcare simulation resource website HealthySimulation.com has launched! The website, newsletter, and branding have all been updated (check out the new logo!), and the site has gotten new functionality. HealthcareSimulation.com is ready to better serve you the latest in medical simulation news, product information, conference coverage, research highlights, tutorial insights, and more! The Read More

In Situ Simulation for Residents

As medical residents enter hospitals for their residency requirements, the challenges of making the transition from education to practice become obvious. Nurses can struggle this time of year, too, as they juggle to care for their patients and answer questions from resident interns. One way many residency programs address these challenges is by introducing in Read More

Top 5 Employment Law Matters Managers Should Know

Managers share an important role with Human Resources professionals to ensure their team and company are remaining compliant with numerous employment laws. The following Federal Laws govern a majority of employment issues managers deal with throughout their career. It is important for individuals in a management role to become familiar with the basics of these Read More

6 Types of Careers in Medical Simulation

Simulation supports many healthcare careers: nursing, EMS, pharm tech, and allied healthcare among them. One of the challenges for medical simulation is going to be attracting and retaining educated and experienced people who want careers in simulation. A career in medical simulation combines adult learning, clinical education, technology, and leadership. It is a challenging, rewarding, Read More

Pocket Nurse Recognizes SSH Academy Fellows

Pocket Nurse® would like to take this opportunity to recognize the inaugural group of Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Academy Fellows. These accomplished experts are being recognized for their contributions to the healthcare education and simulation community. These professionals have pioneered simulation education in healthcare and have inspired many by sharing their expertise and Read More

Simulation Accreditation Guidelines

Accreditation gives an institution more than bragging rights. It indicates to those interested in a program of study that you have fulfilled a number of requirements as determined by a third party. The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) is the top accrediting organization for healthcare simulation programs. SSH Council for Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Read More