Leading Simulation Educator & Expert in Clinical Quality & Patient Safety to Deliver 2024 NLN Education Summit Debra L. Spunt Lecture

Leading Simulation Educator & Expert in Clinical Quality & Patient Safety to Deliver 2024 NLN Education Summit Debra L. Spunt Lecture

Dr. Jared Kutzin Will Challenge Nurse Educators to Rethink Student Engagement, Learning & Assessment of Competency

Washington, DC — An associate professor of emergency medicine and the senior director of the Simulation, Teaching, and Research Center at Mount Sinai Hospital, one of the nation’s leading teaching and research institutions, Dr. Jared Kutzin will present the annual Debra L. Spunt Memorial Lecture, Time in Grade or Grade over Time? at the 2024 NLN Education Summit, hosted by the National League for Nursing on September 18-20 in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Kutzin asks, “How do we, as educators, know our students are ready to progress or graduate? Is it the time they spend in class? Do we rely on our own gestalt? A standardized test? Do our current assessment mechanisms fairly, accurately, and completely assess competence?”

Drawing on his knowledge of and experiences in a range of industries, aviation and health care among them, Dr. Kutzin will challenge colleagues to address these vital questions and thereby share his strategic vision for faculty to re-think and revise curricula, pedagogy and assessment to ensure student engagement and motivation and their achievement of the requisite standards of competency.

“The health and safety of our patients and our profession demands we consider new, bold approaches to education, including competency-based approaches,” said Dr. Kutzin. “Attendees will leave with an understanding of competency-based education, being able to articulate the benefits and the challenges, and a roadmap to use on their own journeys.”

Dr. Kutzin is guaranteed to provide us with a valuable lesson in how to harness the latest scholarship and evidence-based practices in curriculum design, instructional delivery, and methodologies for learning assessment to facilitate a new competency-based approach to education,” said NLN Chair Patricia Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN, Dean and Strawbridge Professor at the Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions at Ursuline College in Ohio.

NLN President and CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, said, “The Spunt Lecture has long been a highlight of the NLN Education Summit.  The understanding and implementation of competency-based education is one of the most important challenges not only for our upcoming Summit, but for the viability of our nursing workforce across our nation and global community. We thank Dr. Kutzin for his upcoming contribution to the legacy of advancing excellence in nursing education with integrity, caring, diversity and inclusion. We all look forward to his words of wisdom and inspiration.”

For more information about the NLN Education Summit, visit Summit.NLN.org.

About Jared Kutzin, DNP, MS, MPH, RN, FSSH, FAAN

An associate professor of emergency medicine and medical education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and senior director of the Simulation, Teaching, and Research Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Dr. Jared Kutzin is also a registered nurse with advanced degrees in health policy and management, public health, leadership, and medical education.

Dr. Kutzin’s advanced training includes the completion of two prestigious fellowship programs: the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP) offered by the Greater New York Hospital Association and the United Hospital Fund and the Comprehensive Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship (CPSLF) offered by the National Patient Safety Foundation and American Hospital Association. Additionally, he is certified in health care quality (CPHQ), patient safety (CPPS), simulation operations (CHSOS), and as a nurse executive – advanced (NEA-BC). He has been inducted as a fellow into the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Academy and the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Kutzin has disseminated his work through presentations at international meetings and in award-winning publications and peer-reviewed journals. He is the editor of the Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation Textbook: Nursing Edition, deputy editor for MedEdPORTAL, and has planned, implemented, and evaluated novel educational methodologies over the past two decades. He has been honored as a Master Educator by the Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education and as Educator of the Year by SSH. A current member of the NYS Board of Nursing and NYS EMS Council, Dr. Kutzin has served as a member of the SSH Board of Directors since 2022 and is currently president-elect of the Society.



About the National League for Nursing

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 professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its nearly 45,000 individual and 1,000 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations. Learn more at NLN.org.

April 2, 2024


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