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Special Interest Groups (SIGS)

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are designed to provide opportunities for INACSL members to connect, collaborate and network with like-minded individuals around simulation-based special interest topics.

INACSL members can join a SIG free of cost. Click here to join.

Current SIGs

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) SIG

Chair: Callie Tennyson
Vice-Chair: Tia Andrighetti

The purpose of this SIG is to increase visibility of APRNs’ contribution to the field of simulation, improve the value quotient for APRN involvement, and foster meaningful contribution of APRN expertise into the field simulation.

Sustainability SIG

Chair: Jessica Marsack
Vice-Chair: Dr. Deb Lee

The purpose of this SIG related to healthcare simulation sustainability is to raise awareness of the effects of plastic and other waste in our learning environments and share innovative ideas on how we can manage this waste while maintaining authentic learning experiences for our healthcare learners.

Virtual Simulation SIG

Chair: Esmira Yusufova

The Virtual Simulation SIG works to establish a community of healthcare profession educators who have an interest in virtual simulations, screen-based simulations, serious games and virtual reality. The mission is to serve as a special interest group to advance virtual simulation development, integration and evaluation in healthcare profession education curricula.

Research SIG

Chair: Robin Lockhart
Vice-Chair: Beth Rogers

The purpose of this SIG is to collaborate on a year-long process to conduct research and collect data at the Annual Conference, with the goal to better align simulation with the needs of healthcare professionals.

Patient Safety SIG

Chair: Loretta Aller
Vice-Chair: Christi Doherty

The purpose of this SIG is to provide a forum for patient safety advocates in simulation to collaborate, share, and build relationships. We will explore the state of the science, discuss processes, and support projects/individuals striving to use simulation to positively impact patient safety.

Deans, Directors, and Program Managers SIG

Chair: Jennifer Roye
Vice-Chair: Rachel Phelps

The purpose of this SIG is to collaborate with others in the simulation center administrative role, sharing best practices to enhance the operational efficiency. The purpose would align with INACSL's core values of collaboration and allow those with experience and knowledge gained by running a successful center to share with those that have recently transitioned into the role. 

Nursing Operations and Technology SIG

Chair: Valorie Mackenna
Vice-Chair: Christina Grosso

The purpose of this SIG to provide a venue for the exploration and dissemination of topics related to nursing simulation operations and technology for members of INACSL. 

INACSL Accomplishments

INACSL SIGs work hard to advance the science of simulation in the industry. Take a look at some of the contributions they have accomplished in the community already! Be sure to head over to the INACSL Discussion Forums after to discuss.

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Interested in Starting an INACSL Special Interest Group (SIG)?

To learn more about starting an INACSL SIG, please download the INACSL SIG Regulations and then complete the application below.

INACSL SIG Application