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INACSL Excellence Awards

Frontline Simulation Champion Excellence Award: acknowledges a hard-working individual, and/or team who demonstrates continual dedication in the day-to-day implementation of simulation.

Spirit of Simulation Award: given to a visionary and inspiring nurse leader within the INACSL community who exemplifies the characteristics of a transformational leader.

Research Excellence Award: presented to an INACSL member whose endeavors in nursing research have resulted in the generation of new knowledge, or the facilitation of research efforts by others.

INACSL Service Excellence Award: presented to an individual who has donated their time, talent, and/or resources to make a positive impact on the organization.

Academic Excellence Award: presented to a member who demonstrates excellence in simulation teaching and learning in academic settings.

INACSL Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity in Simulation Award: given to a visionary and inspiring nurse leader in the INACSL community who is an exemplary role model dedicated to diversity, inclusivity and equity in simulation practices.

Past INACSL Excellence Award Recipients


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.