Sunday, August 13, 2017

NEPA Nursing Simulation Consortium

Healthcare professionals who specialize in simulation-based learning (SBL) recently established a consortium in northeastern Pennsylvania. The first meeting was held in July in Wilkes-Barre. The purpose of the consortium is to provide a venue for healthcare simulation educators in NEPA to share ideas and plan regional educational activities. Shown in the picture are inaugural members: First row: Annette Blasi-Strubeck, Penn State University; Kim Caruso, Geisinger Health System; Colleen Heckman, University of Scranton. Second row: Autumn Forgione, University of Scranton; Lori Pierangeli, East Stroudsburg University; Deborah Zielinski, University of Scranton; Catherine Hauze, Wilkes University; Audrey Cunfer, Co-founder, Misericordia University; Gail Jasman, Bloomsburg University; Joyce Victor, Co-founder, Wilkes University. Attending, but not in photo, Jill Lennon, Penn State University. The next meeting will be held on October 5, 2017 at Bloomsburg University. The meeting will include a tour of the Bloomsburg University nursing simulation center. New members are welcome. For information, contact Audrey Cunfer at or Joyce Victor at

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