News and Events

Tariffs Affecting Prices

Pocket Nurse® Enterprises, Inc. is raising prices on approximately 200 product solutions in response to tariffs of 25 percent being imposed on imported products. The price increase will be effective immediately.

Currently, only a small number of product solutions are affected by the tariffs; however, if new tariffs are imposed, prices are likely to change on more items. Please contact your account manager or a customer service representative with questions or concerns.

The product families primarily affected at this time include tote bags, medical devices such as ECGs and monitors, and a few Pocket Nurse trays, kits, and proprietary products. Demo Dose® Simulated Medications are not affected; they are manufactured in the United States.

William Evanson, Senior Corporate Director, observes, “Pocket Nurse is obviously not the only industry being affected by these tariffs on goods from other countries. We have confidence in our customers to communicate with us regarding these increases if they have concerns. We can work together to find a solution if possible.”

To see the complete list, contact us at, and we can email you a spreadsheet.

Pocket Nurse Scholarship SimGHOSTS 2018 USA Winners Announced

The two winners of the SimGHOSTS Pocket Nurse Scholarship are Sherry Wietelman and Leyouget Abebe Taye. Congratulations! These winners receive $1,500 each to attend the SimGHOSTS conference at the end of July. For details about the scholarship and the winner, see the SimGHOSTS blog post here

Wietelman is a simulation support specialist at Rose State College, a community college in Midwest City, OK. Taye is the clinical simulation center director at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Pocket Nurse and Dynarex Announce Education Scholarship Fund

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) announced that four new scholarships to attend the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) will be made available through the Pocket Nurse® and Dynarex® Education Scholarship Fund (PNDESF). The fund provides support to any simulation lab individual who is currently employed by an educational institution. To learn more and see how to apply, read more about the scholarship at the SSH site.

Student Health Totes Catalog 2018

New Student Health Totes Catalog is Available

The 2018 Student Health Totes Catalog is available for download here.

The new totes catalog includes new pre-filled totes, including for Med-Surg nursing, physical therapy, and NP/PA diagnostics, plus nearly 800 product solutions to create your own student health tote for your classrooms.

If you need to contact the totes team, email, or call 800-225-1600, and follow the prompts.

Scholarship Opportunities Available

Pocket Nurse and SimGHOSTS offer two $1,500 scholarships to SG2018USA, the SimGHOSTS conference that takes place July 31-Aug. 3, 2018 in Memphis. Details and a link to the application can be found here. Applications are open until May 31, 2018!

Pocket Nurse CEO Earns Spotlight in Simulation Champions Textbook

Anthony Battaglia, MS, BSN, RN, and president and CEO of Pocket Nurse, will be featured in the textbook Simulation Champions: Fostering Courage, Caring, and Connection. The book will be available from the media offerings at the Pocket Nurse website, as well as from other booksellers.

Read the press release here.

Demo Dose Simulated Medication Catalog Available

Demo Dose Simulated Medications, developed by Pocket Nurse, are indispensable tools for teaching medication management and administration. With realistic packaging, labels, and appearance, instructors can use Demo Dose in the simulation lab for teaching basics and advanced medication handling scenarios.

Download your copy of the Demo Dose catalog here. For more information, call 800-225-1600.

SimGHOSTS Scholarship Winners Have Been Announced

Winners of the Pocket Nurse Scholarship for SimGHOSTS 2017 USA have been announced.

Erica Hinojosaj has worked as a Simulation Technician at the University of Texas-Arlington, College of Nursing & Health Innovation’s Smart Hospital Facilities for the last two and a half years plus an additional one and a half years as a student assistant. Erica has a true passion for all things simulation — she’s currently involved in an on-going simulation research grant covering competency focused approach to clinical experiences, and she regularly mentors their junior sim techs.

Jennifer Thackston has been an instructor at Upstate EMS Council since 2010 after completing paramedic school at the same institution. Jennifer began as an adjunct instructor, progressing into lead EMT instructor, and now teaches the paramedic course. In addition to her teaching duties, she has become Upstate EMS Council’s simulation leader, trainer, and technician.

Pocket Nurse is happy to provide these scholarships that will allow Erica and Jennifer to attend SimGHOSTS 2017 USA and gain so much valuable information! For more about the scholarship, visit the SimGHOSTS site.

See you all at SimGHOSTS 2017 USA!

The Pocket Nurse Catalog Now Available

The new Pocket Nurse Simulation and Healthcare Education Catalog is now available. See what’s new!

Two Western PA Medical Simulation Companies Announce Venture


Teaching Simulated Medicine Management in the Classroom Improves Patient Outcomes at the Clinical Level

Pocket Nurse® and KbPort™, two Western PA medical education simulation companies, partner to enhance medication administration

MONACA, PA, October 28, 2016 – Pocket Nurse announced Friday that it is entering into a partnership with KbPort™ to provide a comprehensive simulated medication administration system for the educational setting. The solution incorporates electronic medical record (EMR) software with medication dispensing cabinets and carts for a holistic classroom environment that translates directly into a clinical setting. Read the release.

Pocket Nurse® to Acquire Eriter Creations, Inc., Makers of SimLeggings™

Pocket Nurse logo and SimLeggings logo

Medical simulation company to manufacture and distribute simulation solutions for bariatric scenarios.

MONACA, PA, August 31, 2016 –
Pocket Nurse® announced Wednesday it will acquire Eriter Creations, Inc. (ECI), manufacturers of SimLeggings™, SimSleeves™, and SimObesity™ products for simulation. This acquisition occurs in Pocket Nurse’s most successful year to date.

Read the rest of the press release.