Susan Gross Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A
Director, NLN Center for Innovation in Education Excellence
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Having worked in the field of clinical simulation since 2007, Susan Forneris was selected as one of 20 nurse educators from around the country to be part of the 2010 inaugural group of NLN simulation leaders working on developing and implementing simulation initiatives. Her expertise in simulation is primarily in the area of simulation development and debriefing combining her research on critical thinking with the development and implementation of simulation education.
She is a former professor of nursing at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN and served as a simulation expert for the NLN ACE.S (Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors) program. In addition, she was a primary author in the development of the NLN’s Alzheimer’s (ACE.Z) simulation scenario series and managed the activities in the development of simulation scenarios focused on nursing assessment and fundamentals.
She is actively engaged in simulation research having recently completed a multi-site study on simulation and debriefing with the MN Consortium for Nursing Education and Research. She has several publications focused on the development and use of reflective teaching strategies and the use of simulation.
Dr. Forneris earned a PhD in nursing with a minor in educational psychology/curriculum and instruction from the University of Minnesota.