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INACSL Excellence Awards

Acknowledge the outstanding contributions of your peers and colleagues in simulation by submitting a nomination for one of our INACSL Excellence Awards. Nominations have closed. Winners will be recognized during INACSL22 but award recipients do not need to be present to accept their award. 

Academic Excellence Award

The Academic Excellence Award is presented to an INACSL member who demonstrates advancing academic excellence in the field of healthcare simulation and clinical laboratories.

Award Winner:

Amanda Kirkpatrick, PhD, RN

Creighton University College of Nursing

 

Best Practice Innovator Excellence Award

The Best Practice Innovator Excellence Award honors a member of INACSL in the academic or the practice setting that goes above and beyond the ordinary, to demonstrate extraordinary commitment and the use of innovative approaches to the expansion, promotion, dissemination, and/or utilization of the Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best PracticeTM.

Award Winner:

Melissa Bathish, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC

University of Michigan School of Nursing Ann Arbor

 

Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity in Simulation Leadership Excellence Award

The Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity in Simulation Leadership Excellence Award is given to a visionary and inspiring healthcare leader in the INACSL simulation practice community who is an exemplary role model dedicated to diversity, inclusivity, and/or equity in simulation practices.

Award Winner:

Benjamin Smallheer, 

PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CCRN, CNE

Duke University School of Nursing

 

Frontline Simulation Champion Excellence Award

The Frontline Simulation Champion Excellence Award acknowledges a hard-working individual, and/or team who demonstrates exceptional dedication in the day-to-day implementation of simulation, going beyond the ordinary dedication to excellence in the delivery of simulation-based learning in academic, healthcare institution, or community settings.

Award Winner:

Zohra Kurji MSc (International Primary Healthcare), IBCLC, BScN, RN, RM, CHSE-A

Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery Karachi, Pakistan

 

Research Excellence Award

The Research Excellence Award is given to an INACSL member or group of which one individual is an INACSL member, whose endeavors in simulation research has resulted in either the generation of new knowledge or the facilitation of research efforts by others. This research has yielded a significant and unrecognizable benefit to nursing and/or non-nursing simulation communities.

Award Winner:

Michelle Kelly, PhD, RN

University of South Australia, Adelaide

 

Spirit of Simulation Leadership Excellence Award

The Spirit of Simulation Leadership Excellence Award is given to a visionary and inspiring leader in the INACSL simulation practice community who exemplifies the characteristics of a transformational leader. This award is open to those in academia and in the healthcare clinical setting.

Award Winner:

Ashley Franklin, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A

TCU Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

 

Additional INACSL Award Winners

Recognition of Work Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Award Winner:

Penni Watts, PhD, RN, CHSE-A

UAB School of Nursing

 

President's Award

Award Winner:

Anthony Battaglia, MS, BSN, RN

President, Pocket Nurse

 

Past INACSL Excellence Award Recipients

2021

President's Award
Dr. Leann Horsley, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, South Dakota State University College of Nursing

Spirit of Simulation
Dr. Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, PhD, RN, IBCLC, CCSNE, The University of British Columbia

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in Simulation
Dr. Desiree A. Diaz, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN, University of Central Florida

Frontline Simulation Champion Excellence Award
Duke University School of Nursing Center of Nursing Discovery

Excellence in Academia
Dr. Erin Killingsworth, PhD, RN, CNE, Baylor University

Excellence in Research
Dr. Sandra Goldsworthy, PhD, RN, CNCC(C), CMSN(C), CCSNE, Nipissing University

Excellence in Service
Dr. Teresa Gore, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE-A, FSSH, FAAN, Nova Southeastern University Assaf College of Nursing

2020 and Earlier

To view INACSL Excellence Award recipients from 2020 and earlier, please click here.