4th Biennial NLN/Boise State University Simulation Conference

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May 17-19 at Boise State University, Boise, ID. Registration Now Open, Capacity Limited.

The National League for Nursing’s Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology and the School of Nursing at Boise State University are proud to co-sponsor the 4th Biennial NLN/Boise State University Simulation Conference. During this full two-day gathering at Boise State University, Thursday, May 17-Saturday, May 19, participants will learn innovative strategies in designing and delivering simulations. From nurse educators in academia to health care practitioners in clinical settings, there will be something for everyone, conference organizers promise.

“Simulation and technology continue to be at the forefront of today’s key innovations in health care delivery and patient outcomes,” noted G. Rumay Alexander, NLN’s president and professor and associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion/chief diversity officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “The NLN is delighted to continue its partnership with Boise State University to offer this outstanding professional development opportunity to nurse educators who seek to enhance their understanding and use of these important teaching and learning tools.”

Added NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN: “We are indebted to Boise State University’s School of Nursing for providing a home for the conference, while showcasing the once and future possibilities for excellence in simulation education. The next generation of nurses will undoubtedly benefit, studying on every level of higher education and in the variety of health care settings that exist to advance the health of our nation and global community.”

Major topics on the agenda in pre-conference workshops and plenary and concurrent sessions include:

  • Evidence-based and best practices in simulation
  • Innovative technologies and ideas in simulation
  • Use of simulation among diverse professional disciplines
  • Integrating simulation in transition to practice

In her keynote, Carol Fowler Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, will address Simulation and Its Influence on Safe Patient Care. Plenary speaker William C. McGaghie, PHD will present Mastery Learning. The endnote address by KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN, will cover The Business of Simulation and Return on Investment. NLN Excelsior Director of the NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology and a renowned simulation scholar Susan Gross Forneris, PHD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, who again has a leading role in the conference programming, will speak several times throughout the weekend.

In addition to the formal part of the program, there will be plenty of opportunity for professional networking, touring Boise State’s state-of-the-art simulation labs, and investigating the latest vendor products and services.

Complete information about the 2018 NLN/Boise State University Simulation Conference, including registration, may be found at: http://www.cvent.com/events/the-4th-biennial-nln-boise-state-university-simulation-conference/event-summary-cd1b2f837a8342cca61142e9d3ae2c5f.aspx.    

Editors/Reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN communications consultant Jane Calem Rosen at (201) 906-7339 or janeruth515(at)gmail.com.


Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its more than 40,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.

Boise State University prepares graduates to be leaders in transforming health care. The School of Nursing prepares students to become leaders in nursing, ready to provide caring, holistic, and quality nursing services to diverse populations while also facilitating the development of leadership and interprofessional skills. The School of Nursing's experienced faculty and dedicated staff are focused on academic excellence, high-touch student services, and meaningful scholarly pursuits.

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