History

Pre-INACSL

In 1976 Charlene Clark, Coordinator of the Practice and Audiovisual Lab at the Intercollegiate College of Nursing located in Spokane, Washington, Kathleen Mikan, Coordinator of the Practice and Audiovisual Lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kay Hodson-Carlton, Ball State, Indiana, and Joanne Crow, a non nurse faculty from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio got together at the Health Education Media Association (HEMA) conference in New Orleans, and in a process of networking, began a dialogue.

They realized that they were accomplishing similar things at their institutions in the area of practice labs.

After that initial meeting, a group of interested persons decided to organize a conference at least every two years with the focus on the practice laboratory as well as technology, distance learning, and other common activities under the auspices of the nursing learning lab. These conferences were called: Biennial North American Learning Resource Centers (LRC) Conference, and were held on even numbered years.  In 1995, the First National Conference on Nursing Skills Lab conference was organized in San Antonio for the year in between the original group’s meeting, and was held every two years until 2009 when the two conferences were merged. This conference focused on the practice laboratory aspect of the nursing learning center.

In 1999 at the 3rd National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories, once again a group of conference participants informally began to discuss the need for networking more than at a conference once a year. The plan developed to establish a group of interested leaders to consider a focus group regarding interest at the next conference in 2000 in Baltimore. A conference session was held called: "Creation of a Professional Organization for Psychomotor Skill Educators”. This session determined the interest of others and resulted in the development of a task force to develop a mission and vision for this group. A web-based survey produced a core list of issues for nursing laboratory faculty to address. The data from this survey and other information was presented to participants at the 2001 National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories conference   who chose to begin to formalize the structure of the group so the work of this specialty organization could continue.

2000

Conference:
Dates: 4/13-15 2000
Conference Title: The Eighth Biennial North American Learning Resource Centers Conference
Theme: Beyond Tomorrow: Imagine the Possibilities
Location: University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
Highlights: Meeting held at conference to ascertain interest in an organization: called "Creation of a Professional Organization for Psychomotor Skill Educators”.
Meeting Organizers: Teri Boese and Linda Haynes

2001

  • In 2001, a meeting was held at the Fourth National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories in San Antonio, TX to determine continued interest and a need to move forward with a possible organization.  

Conference:    
Dates: 6/28-30, 2001
Conference Title: Fourth National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories
Theme: Organization & Management Teaching & Learning Processes, lab Resources
Location: Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Tx. Co-provided: The University of Texas Health Sciences
Highlights: A presentation was made called: “Putting a Professional Organization of Skills Educators Together: Where are We?”
Meeting Organizer: Teri Boese   

  • The participants of the presentation session endorsed the organization and the Board of Directors.
  • Following the conference, a leadership structure was proposed and volunteers were solicited to fill the initial Board of Directors.

2002

  • In April of 2002, the organization was named: International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), and the first mission and values were developed.
  • The beginning of a website was discussed, and originally housed on the University of Iowa’s website.
  • Legal assistance was sought to develop the articles of incorporation for the organization in the state of Texas, and to assist with the development of Bylaws. Chris Haynes, lawyer and husband of a board member was consulted to help develop these documents and processes.
  • Different types of membership were discussed in anticipation of the June conference.
  • In May, membership categories and fees were established. A membership drive was held at the 2002 conference.
  • Articles of Incorporation were in the development and approval process.
  • The first draft of the bylaws was developed following the conference in Indiana in June 2002.

Membership: By October of 2002, there were 41 people who had paid for membership. Certificates for membership and organizational buttons were developed.

Conference:

Dates: 6/16-18, 2002
Conference Title: 9th Biennial Learning Resource Centers Conference
Theme: Learners and Resources: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Location: Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Teaching and Lifelong Learning    
Highlights: Keynote: Marilyn Moates Kennedy A Cross Generational Look at Nursing Education and breakout session: Understanding the Demographics of Evolving Work Force. Pam Jeffries discussed a research study completed and use of Chickering and Gamson’s principles of best practice. Janis Childs presented research regarding LRCs in Nursing.

2003

  • INACSL was incorporated in the state of Texas under the Texas nonprofit corporation act in Texas on January 3, 2003.
  • In January of 2003, after incorporation, the founding boards of directors were seated.  The founding boards of directors included:
    • Co-Presidents: Teri Boese (University of Iowa) & Debra Spunt (University of Maryland)
    • V.P. for Communication: Janis Childs (University of Southern Maine)
    • V.P. for Program: Linda Haynes (Baylor University)
    • V.P. Finance: Reba Moyer Childress (University of Virginia)
    • Membership Chair: Margaret Meccariello (Saint Joseph's Hospital College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY)
    • Nomination Chair: Chris Lafferty (IVY Tech State College)
    • Member-at-Large: Eva Vigo (Northern Michigan University)
    • Advisors: Charlene Clark (Intercollegiate College of Nursing located in Spokane, Washington )& Kay Hodson-Carlton (Ball State, Indiana)
  • The Founding Board selected The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) as the official title for this specialty organization. Bylaws were developed, which described the organization’s mission and vision.
  • The mission for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) was established.

The first mission was:

To promote and provide the development and advancement of clinical simulation and learning resource centers.

INACSL’s Vision: The organization is committed to and supports:

  • Collaboration
  • Networking
  • Mentoring
  • Consulting
  • Advising
  • Application of resource management concepts
  • Administration
  • Safety
  • Organization of resources
  • Procurement
  • Maintenance
  • Financial
  • Integration of Teaching Strategies
  • Development and integration of technology
  • Evaluation
  • Research
  • Scholarship and Information Dissemination

Conference:

Date: 6/26-28, 2003
Conference Title: Fifth National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories    
Theme: Organization & Management Teaching & Learning Resources
Location: The Adam’s Mark Hotel, San Antonio, Tx. Co-provided: The University of Texas Health Sciences Center @ San Antonio SON & U of Tx @Arlington SON
Highlights: Keynote: Howard Butcher, PhD, APRN, BC
 The Artistry in Teaching Skillfulness as Artfulness-
End Note Address: K. Lynne Wieck, PhD, RN: New Shock Reality Show – Survivors of the Nursing Lab. Conference attendees: 375

2004

  • Reba Moyer Childress (VP of Finance) was working on tax papers for the organization and developing the Finance Committee.
  • In February, an online journal was discussed. First theme proposed: Disaster Preparedness.
  • Debbie Spunt attended a medical simulation organization conference, which was attended mostly by physicians and anesthetists. The group was pleased to hear from Debbie and INACSL. Debbie sent brochures to this group regarding the INACSL June meeting in Spokane.
  • The Board began an official face to face board meeting prior to the conference in June.  
  • A By-Laws Chair was a suggested addition to the Board of Directors.
  • Discussion of an Executive Director was raised.

Membership: Feb 2004: Current members =168.

Conference:

Date: 6/17-19, 2004
Conference Title: 10th Biennial Learning Resource Centers Conference
Theme: Learners and Resources: the Power of Partnerships    
Location: Doubletree Hotel, Spokane, Washington State University CON
Highlights: Keynote: Cynthia Boyd- The Politics of Partnering. Post Conference Session: Jeffries, P, Childs, J., Spunt, D., Moyer Childress, R., Decker, S., Feken, C., Roger, K., Politi, R., Hovancsek, M., Horn, M. NLN/Laerdal National Simulation Research Team project- Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Simulations in Nursing Education.
 
At the 2004 conference in Spokane, WA the association had a membership meeting and board members at that time included:

  • Teri Boese, University of Iowa, Co-Founding President
  • Debbie Spunt, University of Maryland, Co-Founding President
  • Karen Tarnow, University of Kansas, President-Elect
  • Linda Haynes, University of Northern Colorado, VP for Programs
  • Rocky Rockstraw, Drexel University, VP for Communication
  • Reba Childress Moyer, University of Virginia, VP for Finance
  • Erica Cox, University of South Florida, Membership Chair
  • Patty Carstens, University of Nebraska, At-Large Representative
  • Charlene Clark, Washington State University, Advisor
  • Margaret Meccariello, St. Joseph College, Past Membership Chair
  • Patty Ravert, Brigham Young University, BSN Representative
  • Chris Lafferty, IVY Tech State College Nominations Chair
  • Kay Hudson, Ball State, Advisor

Awards were presented for the first time to several members of the organization related to contributions in the areas of excellence in academic settings, research, and the organization. The 2004 recipients were:

  • Research: Karen Tarnow PHD, RN, University of Kansas, KS
  • Excellence in Academic Setting: Debra Spunt, MSN, RN University of Md, MD. & Teri Boese, MSN, RN University of Iowa, IA
  • Service: Contribution to the Organization: Kay Hodson Carlton, EdD, RN, FAAN - Ball State University and Charlene Clark, MEd, RN, FAAN, Intercollegiate College of Nursing/WSU College of Nursing & Julia Greenawalt - PhD, RNC, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Membership (as of 6/17/04) – 172 members.

2005

Membership: October, 2005: 200 members in 38 states and Canada. In March, the membership committee was established.

  • The Board began holding monthly telephone conference call meetings, with a face to face meeting in June at the conference.
  • In 2005 a revised web site was initiated with new features (www.INACSL.org). Syncronicity was established as the website master. The revised website featured discussion boards, electronic membership renewal, conference information, and links to simulation centers. In this year, members began to submit items to add to the Members Only area of the website.

Conference:

Dates:    6/23-25, 2005
Conference Title: 6th National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories    
Theme: Organization & Management Teaching & Learning Resources    
Location: The Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Antonio, Tx. Co-provided: The University of Texas Health Sciences Center @ San Antonio SON & U of Tx @Arlington SON    
Highlights: Keynote: Michele Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE, FAAN
Teaching the Younger Generation. End Note: Karen Kowalski, PhD, RN, FAAN Interpersonal Relationships. 565 attendees

  • At the conclusion of the June 2005 National Skills Conference in San Antonio, INACSL had a new fully elected Board of Directors.
  • At this board meeting Rose Tierney Gaumar approached the Board about a partnership with her division of University of Tx. and INACSL to co provide conferences, whereby INACSL would provide: abstracts, exhibitors, agenda planning, help with registration, monitors, day before setup. Rose and staff would provide: brochure development, speaker contact, syllabus, hotel, budget, CEU credit. Both would share in the profits.

Board of Directors- 2005-2006:
Karen Tarnow, President, University of Kansas, Kansas City
Teri Boese, Co-Founding President, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Debra Spunt, Co-Founding President, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Rocky Rockstraw, VP-Communications, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Jana Berryman, VP-Programs, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Denver, CO
Carol Sando, Membership Chair, Neumann College, Aston, PA
Christine (Chris) Hooper, VP-Finance, San Jose State Univ. School of Nursing, San Jose, CA
Patricia (Patty) Ravert, BSN Representative, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Margaret (Meg) Meccariello, ADN Rep., St. Joseph School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
Clair Martino Maze, Nominations Chair, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
Mary Beth Walker, By-Laws Chair, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Patti Carstens, At-Large Representative, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
Miguel Resendez, LPN Representative, South Texas College, TX
Kay Hodson Carlton, Advisor, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

  • The Inaugural Journal of INACSL: Clinical Simulation in Nursing Education was published in June of 2005 and presented to the membership at the San Antonio conference via a CDROM. Following the inaugural issue, the journal was published in the member’s only section of the website as an online journal for members approximately two times per year until 2008.
  • Job descriptions were developed for LPN, ADN, BSN & at Large representatives (Board positions).

Awards for 2005-06 included:

  • Research: Janis Childs, RN, PhD - University of Southern Maine
  • Excellence in Academic Setting: Pamela Jeffries, DNS, RN, FAAN - Indiana University
  • Service: Contribution to the Organization: Jana Berryman, ND, CNS, RN, - Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence and the Work, Education and Lifelong Learning Simulation Center

2006:

  • In 2006 the website expanded with the addition of: a Board of Directors page which included pictures and biographies for INACSL board members along with a list of committee members and chairs. The “Inside INACSL” area hosted general INACSL information pertaining to benefits of INACSL membership and future journal listing. “Join/Renew” section allowed on-line membership registration. “Networking” link provided upcoming conference information and other active listservs that members could join. “Links” provides updated website links to LRC and simulation labs from across the world. “Breaking News” had the latest INACSL announcements.
  • The “Members Only” area included:
    • Clinical Simulation in Nursing Education- The Official Journal of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
    • On-going discussion forums
    • PowerPoint presentations and abstract postings from the 6th National Conference on Nursing Skills and Laboratory in 2005
    • Job descriptions for LRC and simulation lab directors, coordinators, assistants, etc.,
    • LRC managing tools
    • Board of Director meeting notes and by-laws
  • Membership continued to grow in 2006. A database was initiated to keep track of members manually.
  • An INACSL business card and flyer were designed.
  • Vendor membership was explored and a decision was made to include vendors as sponsors.
  • In February 2006 the Society of Medical Simulation expressed interest in collaborating with INACSL to prevent duplicate efforts in regards to simulation. The organization was in the process of putting together a document to identify how the partnership might occur.

Conference:
    
Dates:    6/15-17, 2006
Conference Title: 11th Biennial North American Learning Resource Centers Conference
Theme: Nursing Education on the Move: Technology, Creativity and Innovation    
Location: Doubletree Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. Villanova University College of Nursing in collaboration with INACSL        
Highlights: Plenary Session: Jeffries, P, Childs, J., Spunt, D., Moyer Childress, R., Decker, S., Feken, C., Roger, K., Politi, R., Hovancsek, M., Horn, M.  NLN/Laerdal National Simulation Research Team project- Simulations in Nursing Education from Conceptualization to Evaluation. 500+ attendees

Newly Elected Board of Directors June 2006:
Karen Tarnow, President, University of Kansas, Kansas City
Teri Boese, Co-Founding President, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Debra Spunt, Co-Founding President, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Jana Berryman, VP-Programs, President-Elect, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Denver
Christine (Chris) Hooper, VP-Finance, San Jose State Univ. School of Nursing, San Jose, CA
Colleen Meakim, VP-Communications, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Carol Sando, Membership Chair, Neumann College, Aston, PA
Peggy Davis, Nova University, FL., Nominations Chair,
Patty Ravert, Brigham Young University, BSN Representative
Mary Beth Walker, By-Laws Chair, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Margaret (Meg) Meccariello, ADN Rep., St. Joseph School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
Patricia (Patty) Ravert, BSN Representative, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Patti Carstens, Service Representative, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Awards: for 2006:

  • Service to INACSL: Meg Meccariello MSN, RN of St. Joseph’s Hospital College of Nursing & Reba Moyer Childress MSN, RN of University of Virginia
  • Research: Rocky Rockstraw, MSN, RN of Drexel University’s College of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Teaching: Barbara Peterson of South Dakota State University

Membership June 2006: 450

2007

  • On March 9, 2007, one of the founding co-Presidents, Debra Spunt passed away from cancer. Board members mourned her loss.
  • The Board began discussions with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) to discuss some type of association between the organizations.
  • The Communications Committee and related subcommittees were initiated.
  • Board elections were carried out for the first time on line.
  • Individuals who worked from vendor organizations were permitted to join as individual members.
  • The first INACSL tri-fold brochure was developed.
  • The Membership Committee continued to manage the growing number of members with a manually entered database. The committee began to look at database management companies.
  • Communication with new members was enhanced with a revised welcome letter.
  • An Editor in Chief was added to the organization structure: Suzie Kardong-Edgren was appointed. An editorial board was initiated.
  • Feb/ March: The mini research grant process was initiated, voted upon and approved. In October the process and details were approved.
  • June (at conference): The BOD met with a representatives from SSH to discuss how to coordinate between organizations. Decision: to have a membership booth at each others’ conferences. Discussion initiated re. having a discount membership fee for joining both organizations.
  • Programs Committee: The co-providership agreement between INACSL and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing was approved.
  • November- Editorial Committee sent an RFP to six publishers. Journal name changed from Clinical simulation in Nursing Education to Clinical Simulation in Nursing.
  • Formal Federal recognition as 501(c)3 non-profit as of December 17, 2007.

Conference:

Dates: 6/28-30, 2007
Conference Title: 7th National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories
Theme: Organization & Management Teaching & Learning Resources
Location: The Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Antonio, Tx. Co-provided: The University of Texas Health Sciences Center @ San Antonio SON & U of Tx @Arlington SON
Highlights: Organized meeting of INACSL with membership (Fri 6/29 7:45-8:45 AM)
INACSL membership drives throughout conference. Keynote: Judith Briles, MBA, Doctorate of Business Zapping Conflict in the Workplace. 614 participants

Board of Directors 2007-2008

  • Jana Berryman, President, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Denver
  • Karen Tarnow, Past President, University of Kansas, Kansas City
  • Teri Boese, Co-Founding President, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Colleen Meakim, VP-Communications, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • Margaret (Meg) Meccariello, VP Programs, St. Joseph School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
  • Patricia (Patty) Ravert, BSN Representative, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Rocky Rockstraw, VP-Finance, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Carol Sando, Membership Chair, Delaware State University, Dover, DE
  • Mary Pat Thevenot, ADN Representative, Our Lady of the Lake College, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Patti Carstens, Service Representative, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Shirley Concepcion, LVN Representative, South Texas College, TX
  • Mary Beth Walker, By-Laws Chair, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
  • Peggy Davis, Nominations Chair, Nova Southeastern University Nursing Department

Awards: for 2007:

  • Excellence in the Academic Setting: Colleen Meakim, MSN, RN. Villanova University College of Nursing, Villanova, PA
  • Research: Allen Hanberg, MSN, RN , University of Utah
  • Service: Beverly Hewett- Clinical Assistant Professor/ Coordinator, Learning Res Center, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Membership: By December 2007, there were approximately 600 active INACSL members.

2008

  • In January, the President and other board members attended the SSH conference and manned a membership table.
  • Created a revised logo without photos, but with same design. Also designed business cards and stationary for Board members.
  • President (Jana Berryman) beginning to participate in other national and international conferences to inform others about INACSL.
  • The association with Elsevier as the publisher of the journal began. Editor Suzie Kardong- Edgren.
    • In 2008, the journal will publish up to 64 pages of online editorial material (approximately 32 pages per issue) including front matter: Masthead with INACSL and Editorial Board, Association and Board of Directors.
    • Information for Authors, Information for Readers (approximately 4 pages per issue).
    • Beginning in 2009, each year the journal will publish up to 192 pages (approximately 32 pages per issue) including front matter.
  • A decision was made to merge two ongoing conferences (simulation and LRC ) together, and the conference name was changed to: Annual International Nursing Simulation/ Learning Resource Center Conference.
  • A contractual agreement was signed between INACSL &University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) School of Nursing/Continuing Education began for INACSL conference planning.
  • A contract was signed with SPLTrak to begin to manage the membership database and website.
  • Began using SurveyMonkey to conduct Board voting on line.
  • Two research mini-grants were awarded for the first time. The mini-grant award was named for Debbie Spunt (one of the co-founding Presidents).

Conference:

Dates: 6/12-14/2008
Conference Title: 12th International Nursing Learning Resource Conference
Sponsored by: INACSL & San Jose State University. University of Texas Health Sciences Center @ San Antonio used as meeting planner consultants
Location: The Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA
Highlights: Keynote: Sharon Decker- Ride the Wave into the Future with Simulation.
Meeting of INACSL with membership (Fri 6/13  7:45-8:45 AM) INACSL membership drives throughout conference. Started to breakdown sessions by Novice/ Advanced. INACSL Annual Awards/Research Grants. 449 participants.

2008-09 Board of Directors:
Jana Berryman, President, Colorado Center for Nrsg Excellence, Denver
President Elect- Kim Leighton Dean of Instructional Technology, BryanLGH College of Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE
VP Communications- Sharon Decker- Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX
Rocky Rockstraw, VP-Finance, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Margaret (Meg) Meccariello, VP Programs, St. Joseph School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
Sharon Decker, VP Communications, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX
Carol Sando, Membership Chair, Delaware State University, Dover, DE
Shirley Concepcion, LVN Representative, South Texas College, TX
Peggy Davis, Nominations Chair, Nova Southeastern University Nursing Department
Teresa Gore, At Large Rep., Auburn University
Colleen Meakim, BSN Representative, Villanova University College of Nursing, Villanova, PA
Mary Pat Thevenot, ADN Representative, Our Lady of the Lake College, Baton Rouge, LA
Mary Beth Walker, By-Laws Chair, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Teri Boese, Co-Founding President, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Awards: for 2008:

  • Excellence in the Academic Setting: Julie Rivers, Loyalist College, Ontario, Canada
  • Service: Meg Meccariello, MS, RN St. Joseph's Hospital College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Debra Spunt Research Mini-Grant Awards   2008

Dr. Susan Prion & Dr. Judith Lambton
University of San Francisco
Title: Simulation as an Effective Method for Teaching the Clinical Nurse Leader Role

Dr. Libby Archer
Baptist College of Health Sciences
Memphis, Tennessee
Title: Impact of Simulation on Learning: Differences in Self-reports of Learning Progress Depending on Timing of Simulation

2009

  • The Board developed a strategic plan and position descriptions for Board members.
  • The Board had its first face to face meeting at a time other than the annual conference (October 9-11, 2009) Trade winds Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL
  • Signed first contractual agreement with SSH.
  • Had first Board member attend a national conference (NLN conference in Philadelphia) with a booth for a membership drive.
  • International focus of membership began. Patrick Van Gele began working with Teresa Gore (At Large Rep).
  • Voted on a restructuring of Board representative positions. Eliminated BSN/ ADN reps. Added Representative chair, Undergraduate, Graduate and International reps. Also added: Association Journal Administrator and Research Advisor (who assumed responsibility for mini grant awards).
  • Reviewed and modified the mission and vision statements for the organization. To:

MISSION
The mission for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) is to promote research and disseminate evidence based practice standards for clinical simulation methodologies and learning environments.

VISION
INACSL is Nursing’s portal to the world of clinical simulation pedagogy and learning environments.  

  • The journal was indexed in CINAHL.
  • August 2009- Allen Hanberg was named as associate editor for the journal.
  • Janis Childs accepted the position of Association Journal Administrator.

Membership: April, 2009- approximately 700 members

Conference:

Dates: 6/11-13, 2009
Conference Title: 8th International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference    
Sponsored by: INACSL, University of Texas Health Sciences Center @ San Antonio, Goldfarb School of Nsg at Barnes-Jewish College & U of Missouri- St Louis, CON
Location: The Millennium Hotel, St Louis, MO.    
Highlights: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Valerie Yancey, PhD, RN Relational Learning: When Meaning Runs Through. Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical
Education Lecture Pamela R. Jeffries DSN, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Gateway to Change for Nursing Education:  Innovations and Possibilities Using Simulations. Endnote: Keynote Address Timothy Crowley, PhD- Bring Back the Balance:  How to Add Years to Your Life and Life to Your Years. Meeting of INACSL with membership (Fri 6/13  7:45-8:45 AM) INACSL membership drives throughout conference. New Board luncheon. 498 participants.

Board of Directors 2009-2010

  • Kim Leighton, President,  BryanLGH College of  Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE
  • Jana Berryman, Past President, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Denver, CO
  • Margaret (Meg) Meccariello, VP-Programs, St. Joseph School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
  • Sharon Decker, VP-Communications, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX
  • Rocky Rockstraw, VP-Finance, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Carol Sando, Membership Chair, Delaware State University, Dover, DE
  • Teresa Gore, Member at Large, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Cheryl Feken, ADN Representative, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa OK  
  • Colleen Meakim, BSN Representative, Villanova University College of Nursing, Villanova, PA
  • Marianne Schubert, LVN Representative, Union County College, Plainfield, NJ
  • Teri Boese, Co-Founding President, International University of Nursing, Basseterre, St. Kitts
  • Renee Schnieder, Nominations Chair, Southeast Community College Lincoln, NE
  • Jimmie Borum, By-Laws Chair, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
  • Janis Childs, Association Journal Administrator, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
  • Patty Ravert, Research Advisor, Brigham Young University College of Nursing, Provo, UT

Awards: for 2009:

  • Excellence in the Academic Setting: Patricia Ravert, PhD, RN, CNE Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Service: Patrick Van Gele, HECV Sante Health Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland

Debra Spunt Research Mini-Grant Awards    2009
Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE
CNE Doctoral Student Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN
Faculty Member University of Wisconsin School of Nursing and School of Medicine
Title: Using the Debriefing for Meaningful Learning (DML) Method of Debriefing Simulation Experiences

Beth Fentress Hallmark, RN, MSN
Lab Coordinator, Gordon E Inman College of Health Sciences and Nursing
Belmont University, Nashville, TN
Title: The Relationship between Faculty Training on Debriefing and Students’ Learning Achievement, Reflective Thinking, Learning Style and Student Feelings about Debriefing

Kristen D. Zulkosky M.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N.
Nursing Instructor, Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Science, Division of Nursing, Lancaster, PA
Title: The Impact of Debriefing Following Recorded High Fidelity Simulation Scenarios on Knowledge Acquisition, Self-Confidence and Satisfaction: A Quasi-Experimental Study

2010

  • The organization hired an administrative assistant (Shannon Gouzie) to work approximately 10 hours per week.
  • The board also voted to have an Associate Conference Administrator to support conference moving forward as the organization takes on the responsibility for conference planning beginning in 2012.
  • Developed an agreement with SSH for reduced membership fee if person is a member in both organizations. Members of both organizations given a discount of $25.00 to join one of the organizations.
  • Board began work on standards for simulation.
  • Assigned a Board representative to serve on the SSH Certification subcommittee.
  • President (Kim Leighton) - Establishing a solid relationship with the leaders of Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and SESAM.
  • Received $10,000 from Pocket Nurse for Scholarship awards to pay for selected members conference fee.
  • The Clinical Simulation in Nursing Journal realized royalty revenue within its first two years in publication.
  • The Research Advisor position was added to the Board.
  • The BOD decided to hold bi-monthly meetings with a minimum of two face-to-face meetings outside of the Conference annually.

Membership exceeded the 1000 mark.

Conference:

Dates: June 17 - 19, 2010
Conference Title: 9th Annual International Nursing Simulation / Learning Resource Centers Conference
Sponsored By: The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL). UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing.
University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing. Nevada State College
Location: The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Highlights: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Suzan Kardong-Edgren , PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Washington State University in Spokane, Washington and
Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Simulation: Oh Pioneers: Why Simulation will NOT go Away and Why You are So Tired. KEYNOTE: Colette Foisy-Doll, RN BScN, Clinical Simulations and Assessment: Culturally Competent Education: Adaptations for the  use of Hi-Fidelity Simulation in Qatar. Endnote: Lori Candela, RN, EdD, FNP-BC, CNE, University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Imagining the Future of Simulation and Learning Resource Centers in Nursing...What if? Creating Standards for Facilitating Learning Using Simulation- information presented to participants. 850 attendees; 50 vendors.

Board of Directors 2010-2011

  • Kim Leighton, President, BryanLGH College of  Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE    
  • Valerie Howard- President Elect, Robert Morris University, PA
  • Beverly Hewett- VP Communications, Idaho State University,
  • Nicole Harder- Membership Chair, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • Margaret (Meg) Meccariello, VP-Programs, St. Joseph School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
  • Rocky Rockstraw, VP-Finance, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA            
  • Jimmie Borum, By-Laws Chair, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX     
  • Cheryl Feken, ADN Representative, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa OK          
  • Renee Schnieder, Nominations Chair, Southeast Community College Lincoln, NE      
  • Teresa Gore, Member at Large/ Representative Chair, Auburn University, Auburn, AL    
  • Marianne Schubert, LVN Representative, Union County College, Plainfield, NJ
  • Colleen Meakim, BSN Representative, Villanova University College of Nursing, Villanova, PA
  • Janis Childs, Association Journal Administrator, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
  • Patti Ravert, Research Advisor, Brigham Young University College of Nursing, Provo, UT
  • Teri Boese, Co-Founding President, International University of Nursing, Basseterre, St. Kitts

Awards: for 2010:

  • Excellence in the Academic Setting: Terri Boese, MSN, RN, International University of Nursing
  • Research: Valerie Howard, EdD, MSN, RN, Robert Morris University
  • Service: Anthony Battaglia, President and CEO of PocketNurse

Debra Spunt Research Mini-Grant Awards    2010
Betsy Guimond, RN, WHNP-BC, MN
Instructor, College of Nursing
University of Central Florida
Title: Evaluation of a Simulation-Enhanced Obstetric Clinical Experience on Learning Outcomes for Knowledge, Self-efficacy, and Transfer

Amy L. Jones, RN, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
Chair Simulation Task Force
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007
Title: Assessing Nursing Students’ Clinical judgment Through Simulated Learning

Susan Pauly-O'Neill, PNP, DNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of San Francisco
Title: Comparison of Student Experience with “Significant Acute Changes in Patient Condition during both Pediatric Simulation and Pediatric Acute Care Hospital Rotations”

2011

  • Developed a standardized process for new BOD orientation, and developed an organizational history.
  • Developed a Board organizational chart.
  • Finalized standards document. Called Standards of Best Practice:
    • ?Standard I - Terminology
    • Standard II – Professional Integrity of Participant
    • Standard III- Participant Objectives
    • Standard IV – Facilitation Methods
    • Standard V – Simulation Facilitator
    • Standard VI –The Debriefing Process
    • Standard VII – Evaluation of Expected Outcome
  • Standards to be published and provided to membership in Fall of 2011. Printing costs paid for through a grant from METI.
  • Established a permanent address for INACSL with administrative assistant (Shannon Gouzie).
  • President (Kim Leighton) met with Leadership of all identified simulation organizations world-wide in London. On planning committee and co-facilitated group. Continued in this role for meeting Aug 2011. Group formed Mission statement and developed website. Committees formed. Still to determine how this group will function and to what end. Continued  collaboration with SSiH and formed strong relationship with leadership. Received Presidential Citation from SSiH for collaborative efforts.
  • President Elect (Val Howard) promoted international recognition of INACSL through meetings in Hong Kong.
  • VP Finance (Rocky Rockstraw) Implemented on-line banking and electronic accounting (QuickBooks) for monthly reconciliation, quarterly & annual ‘profit & loss’ statements. Implementing tactical vs. strategic financial work load for INACSL administrative assistant and VP-Finance Elect.
    1. INACSL admin assistant – day to day – payment of bills, receiving membership checks & activating membership accounts, monthly reconciliation
    2. VP-Finance – oversight of finance for INACSL – review of monthly reconciliation, quarterly & annual monitoring of budgetary expenditures, budget process, 501(c)3 / non-profit guideline monitoring.
  • VP for Communications (Bev Hewett) researching to move forward to a more user friendly and eye appealing website.
  • Membership for Canada doubled in this year.
  • Revised criteria to be used for Award evaluation (in rubric format)
  • Refined Awards in Academics (4 separate categories now as opposed to one single award)
  • Needs Assessment developed and provided to membership via links to survey monkey for ongoing for analysis and implementation of plan to meet the needs of the membership.
  • Board approved that INACSL support the development of a pilot program to create a European chapter of the Main organization.

Membership: 1200

Conference:
Dates: 6/15-18. 2011
Conference Title: 10th Annual International Nursing Simulation / Learning Resource Centers Conference
Location: Hilton Downtown Disney, Orlando, FL
Sponsored By: The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL). UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing Seminole State College. Orlando Health.
Highlights: KEYNOTE: Pamela R. Jeffries PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD: State of the Nursing Science in Simulation. Review of Jeffries Simulation Model.    
KEYNOTE: Lisa Day, PhD, RN, CNRN, Duke University School of Nursing Faculty, Durham, NC: Simulation Fidelity: Teaching for Clinical Imagination. Plenary Session: Patricia Ravert RN, PhD, CNE, ANEF, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT;
State of the Science Surrounding the Jeffries/NLN Nursing Simulation Framework Project: The Kick-off. Endnote: Kathie Lasater, EdD, RN, ANEF, Associate Professor, OHSU School of Nursing, Portland, OR: Clinical Judgment Evaluation Inside (Sim) and Out. 825 attendees; 60 vendors.

Board of Directors: 2011-2012
Valerie Howard- President, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA
Kim Leighton- Past President, BryanLGH College of  Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE
Teresa Gore VP-Programs,  Auburn University, Auburn, AL    
Beverly Hewett VP-Communications, Idaho State University,
Nicole Harder VP-Membership, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Andrea Ackerman- VP Finance, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
Cheryl Feken-  By-laws Chair, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa OK
Mary-Beth Walker- Nominations Chair, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Janis Childs Association Journal Administrator, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
Patti Ravert, Research Advisor, Brigham Young University College of Nursing, Provo, UT
Teri Boese, Co-Founding President, International University of Nursing, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Representative Chair Leslie Graham, Durham College,  Canada
Colleen Meakim Graduate Representative, Villanova University College of Nursing, Villanova, PA
Mary Pat Thevenot, Undergraduate Rep., Our Lady of the Lake College, Baton Rouge, LA
Marianne Schubert LVN Representative, Union County College, Plainfield, NJ
Janice Le Platte Service Representative, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Patrick Van Gele- International Representative, St.-Légier, Switzerland

Awards: for 2011:

  • Excellence in the Academic Setting:
  • MENTORING – Suzanne Hetzell-Campbell, PhD, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, Fairfield University
  • DEVELOPMENT of NEW MATERIALS – Colette Foisy-Doll, BScN, RN, MacEwan University
  • INTEGRATION of SIMULATION – Julia Greenawalt PhD, RNC, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Research: Mindi Anderson PhD, RN CPNP-PC-ANEF University of Texas at Arlington
  • Service: Kim Leighton, PhD, Dean of Educational Technology at BryanLGH College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, NE

Debra Spunt Research Mini-Grant Awards    2011

Marycarol Rossignol, R.N., Ph.D., C.N.L.
Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ   
Title: Impact of Video-assisted Feedback on Anxiety and Competence

Catherine Jean Morse, MSN, RN, CCRN, CRNP-BC
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Title: The Effect of Debriefing with Good Judgment on Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students’ Reflective Ability and Perspective Transformation

Tera Richardson Kirkman
University of North Alabama
College of Nursing and Allied Health
Florence, AL
Title: The Effectiveness of Human Patient Simulation on Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Transfer of Learning

2012

Highlights:

  • Inaugural chapter of INACSL Chapter Europe
  • Funding from Laerdal Corporation to support  Deb Spunt Mini-Grants
  • Created INACSL Facebook page
  • National League for Nursing – Jeffries Simulation Framework (NLN JSF)project initiated: With funding support from Laerdal and the NLN, INACSL began work on Phase I of a project to examine the constructs of the NLN JSF. Project teams designated and individual sessions on each construct were held during Annual Meeting in San Antonio.
  • Strategic Plan goals and action items updated
  • Collaborated with American Association for Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in presenting 3 Simulation-themed webinars
  • Created the first newsletter: INACSL Insider
  • Endorsed the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s Simulation Instructor Certification Program
  • Hired Consultant Conference Nurse Planner for 2013 Conference in Las Vegas, NV
  • Affiliation Agreement with Association for Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE)
  • Created Standards Advisory Board to assist with revisions of standards and development of guidelines for release in June, 2013
  • INACSL presented over 40 sessions in various conferences focusing upon the Standards of Best Practice: Simulation in an effort to disseminate the information to the simulation community
  • Initiated process for INACSL to grant continuing education credits for upcoming meetings and workshops
  • Created educational planner position to oversee continuing education process
  • Journal publication and dissemination increasing - Associate Editor named for the journal, Clinical Simulation in Nursing

Membership: ~1500

Conference:
Dates: June 20-23, 2012
Conference Title: 11th Annual International Nursing Simulation / Learning Resource Centers Conference
Saddle up for Simulation: Lasso The Best Simulation Ideas
June 20-23, 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX
Sponsored By: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio  
Highlights:
Keynote: Dr. Jennifer Arnold - Simulation for Pediatric Healthcare: Past, Present, and Future
Keynote:  Dr. Randy Johnson – Teaching Nurses to Fly
Endnote: Dr. Beverly Malone- Empowering Change through Nursing Leadership
State of the Science Surrounding the Jeffries/NLN Nursing Simulation Framework Project: Team Findings

Board Members (June 2011 – June 2012):
Val Howard, President
Janis Childs, Association Journal Admin
Andrea Ackermann, VP- Finance
Kim Leighton, Past President
Beverly Hewitt, VP-Communications
Patricia Ravert, Research Advisor
Nicole Harder, VP-Membership
Margaret (Meg) Meccariello, Association Conference Admin
Teresa Gore, VP-Programs
Cheryl Feken, Bylaws Chair
Jimmie Borum, VP-Operations
Renee Schnieder, Nominations Chair
Teri Boese, Co-Founding President (ex- officio)
Leslie Graham, Representative Chair
Laura Gonzalez – Nurse Planner
Jimmie Borum – Standards Chair

Newly Elected Board Members (June 2012):
Carol Fowler-Durham: President-Elect
Martina Harris: VP of Membership
Lori Lioce: VP of Operations

Awards: for 2012:

Excellence in the Academic Setting:
2012
Creation of new equipment, media material or techniques -- Rosanna Henry, MS, RN, Duquesne University
Integration of simulation into the clinical lab experience -- Sherrill Smith,PhD,CNL,CNE,RN, Wright State University
Mentoring of others in best practice of simulation -- Joyce Griffin-Sobel,  PhD,RN,CNE,ANEF, City University of New York

Research:
2012 Tera Kirkman, Ed.D., MSN, RN, University of North Alabama

Service:
2012 Dawn Ferry, MSN, RN, Widener University
Laura Opton, MSN, CNE, RN, Texas Tech University Health System Center


Deb Spunt Mini-Grant Awardees

Susan Gross Forneris:
St. Catherine University
St. Paul MN
Enhancing Clinical Reasoning: Teaching Thinking through Debriefing

Mary Fey
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
Learning through Debriefing: Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Perspectives

Dr. Heather Carter-Templeton
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Student Nurses’ Use of Mobile Devices for Decision Making within a Clinical Simulation Lab

Cynthia M. LaFond
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
Children's Pain: PICU Nurses' Beliefs and Responses to Virtual Human Vignettes