Debra L. Spunt Lecture
Saturday, September 28, 8:15 - 9:15 AM
KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN
Associate Professor; Director, Executive Leadership DNP Program
University of San Francisco
“The Power of Simulation as an Education Disrupter”
The influx of simulation into nursing education has caused disruption on many levels like never before. We have learned how to write scenarios and facilitate, debrief, and evaluate simulation. There are now guidelines, policies, and evidence to support the use of simulation to guarantee a clinical experience and quantify the results. We know simulation works; do we know if the clinical experience has the same effect on our students? What are our goals as educators? Now we can apply what we have learned in simulation to the classroom and the clinical setting to further enhance the experience. This lecture will provide you with simulation trends and projections for the future along with innovative ways we can ensure a quality clinical experience, wherever it occurs. As nurse leaders in education, this timely discussion will focus on our role as change agents for the future.
Dr. KT Waxman is a nurse leader with over 30 years of experience in health care and corporate settings. She is a tenured associate professor at the University of San Francisco and is the director of the Executive Leadership DNP program. She is the director of the California Simulation Alliance (CSA) at HealthImpact. An internationally known speaker and author, Waxman is also a past president of the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) and past board member, serving as treasurer, for the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). She is active in numerous committees for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and serves on the Finance Committee for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL).
Dr. Waxman's work has been published extensively and can be found in the Journal for Simulation in Healthcare, Clinical Simulation for Nursing, Journal of Nursing Education, Nurse Leader and Creative Nursing journals, among others. She has authored three books on Finance and Budgeting and her 4th book, "Healthcare Simulation Program Builder," was released in December 2015. She has authored several chapters in simulation textbooks.
National Faculty Meeting
Saturday, September 28, 10 - 11 AM
Philip D. Dickison, PhD, RN
Chief Officer of Operations and Examinations
National Council of State boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
Philip D. Dickison, PhD, RN, will be the featured speaker at the National Faculty Meeting. Before adding the operations portfolio to his title at NCSBN in 2017, Dr. Dickison was the agency's chief officer of examinations. His expanded role includes oversight of programs and services at state boards of nursing, including departments of examinations; marketing and communications; performance measurement and standard setting; and member relations and human resources.
Active in the certification and licensure community for more than 30 years, prior to joining NCSBN in 2010, he served as director of health professions testing at Elsevier, Inc. and associate director at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. He also served 11 years in the United States Air Force as a medical service specialist (medic). The author of numerous papers and articles, he is a member of the Psychometric Society and the Association of Test Publishers. Dr. Dickison earned his BBA from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio and his doctorate in quantitative research in evaluation and measurement in education from the Ohio State University.