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Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators

This program is designed for the experienced simulation nurse educator who wishes to assume a leadership role in simulation.


During this year-long program, participants examine issues related to research in simulation, curricular integration, the role of simulation in interprofessional education, and managing and directing simulation activities within a school of nursing or a service setting. With the lens on leadership, the program emphasizes leadership development to advance simulation initiatives in nursing education and practice. The program fosters individual growth, interpersonal interactions within the group, and networking with previous cohorts to build on and develop new simulation initiatives.

Participants will:

  • Examine key issues in the design, development, use, and integration of simulation in nursing education.
  • Discuss the simulation initiatives of major national and international organizations.
  • Work on a group project that creates or expands simulation content for the web-based Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC).
  • Create a three-year focused career development plan.
  • Implement an individual plan for leadership development.
  • With an executive coach, explore results from a leadership assessment instrument.
  • Participate in executive coaching sessions.

Susan Gross Forneris,  PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A

    ​                                   Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

Program Session:        January 2017 - December 2017

Application Cycle:        2018 Application cycle to be announced

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Tuition:                        $3,500   |   NLN Members*     $4,500   |   Non-members
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