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Simulation Education Workshop | Earn Nursing Contact Hours

UCF College of Nursing
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Join us for a free Avkin-sponsored Simulation Education Workshop hosted by UCF College of Nursing on April 19 at 5 p.m. Current and prospective students, UCF Alumni and community members or educators who are working in health care simulation are invited. Contact hours for nurses will be provided.

Amy Cowperthwait, CEO of Avkin, will discuss how to modify current simulations to include simulated participants. UCF College of Nursing simulation experts Laura Gonzalez and Desiree Diaz will talk about the value and challenges of co-briefing.

Included is a tour of the college's STIM Center, light dinner, and an Avkin product showcase. Space is limited. RSVP before April 9.

Amy has 12 years experience in healthcare simulation education and co‑founded Healthcare Theatre at the University of Delaware.

Laura is the director of simulation and a clinical associate professor at the UCF College of Nursing. She is a certified healthcare simulation educator-advanced (CHSE‑A), of which there are only 28 worldwide. Her research focuses on the use of simulation and innovative technologies to prepare future nurses and ensure improved patient outcomes. She is also a board member and vice president of programs for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL).

Desiree is an assistant professor in the UCF College of Nursing. Her research combines the cutting‑edge technology of simulation with the deeper human emotion of empathy to improve the care for underserved patient populations. She is a certified healthcare simulation educator-advanced (CHSE‑A), of which there are only 28 worldwide, and a recent recipient of the Excellence in Academia Award from INACSL.