Virtual Simulation Webinars – February and March 2022

February 2, 2022

OADN Virtual Simulation Reviews


The OADN Simulation Task Force is continuing its educational offerings with series of FREE webinars airing in February and March of 2022.

These webinar, presented in partnership with Unbound Medicine, are derived from session that were presented at the 2021 OADN Convention that took place in Austin, Texas.  If you we not able to join for that event, this series is a tremendous opportunity to expand your knowledge of strategies to incorporate virtual simulation into your classrooms and curricula.


Webinar #1 (February 16, 2022): Simulation: What is it and what makes it work?
Identified Gap(s): Simulation is an evidence-based teaching and evaluation strategy widely used in nursing education.  However, the evidence demonstrates that simulation only effectively replaces face-to-face clinical experiences when they are framed by the Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice<TM> (HSSOBPTM).

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Speakers: Rebecca Cockrell, MSN, RN, CHSE – Simulation Center Director
Hinds Community College
Jackson, Mississippi

Rebecca Cockrell is the Director of the Dr. George Ball Simulation Center of Hinds Community College located in central Mississippi and the Director of the Mississippi Academy for Simulation Training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is a Certified Healthcare in Simulation Educator (CHSE) and participated in the 2019 National League of Nursing Leadership Program in Simulation. She is a member and site reviewer for the Society of Simulation in Healthcare, a member of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), and a member of SimGhosts. She recently served as Chair of the Sim Task Force and helped to create OADN’s Virtual Simulation Reviews (VSR). She has written for the National League of Nursing TEQ blog and has presented at several international, national, and local conferences.

Janeen Berndt, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE – National Director of Clinical Integration and Innovation
Galen College of Nursing
Grovertown, Indiana

With over a decade of experience in higher education, Dr. Berndt offers expertise in online nursing education, competency-based learning, and patient simulation. Janeen has been a Certified Nurse Educator since 2006 and has incorporated all forms of simulation across pre- and post-licensure curricula. Among her significant accomplishments is leading undergraduate nursing programs during the COVID19 pandemic allowing students to continue their education and graduate on-time despite limitations in clinical and laboratory access. Dr. Berndt used the experiences from the pandemic to expand the continued use of virtual learning to augment competency-based learning in a prelicensure nursing education. Additionally, her work in high-fidelity simulation has improved clinical experiences in nursing programs facing significant clinical site competition. Dr. Berndt holds the CNE, CHSE and Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist certifications. Currently, she is President of the Psi Upsilon Chapter of Sigma and Chair of the OADN VSR reviewer task force.



Webinar #2 (March 2, 2022) : Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity
This webinar will explore how integration of DEI concepts apply to traditional and concept-based curriculum as well as how it supports accreditation standards. A specific product will be showcased on how this free virtual simulation product supports DEI initiatives and what criterion of the Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best PracticeTM: Simulation Design are supported using this product. Other resources will also be identified from virtual simulation products reviewed by the OADN Simulation Task Force.

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Elizabeth S. Robison, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE-A – Simulation Center Coordinator
Northwest Florida State College
Fort Walton Beach, Florida

I have over 35 years of nursing, along with supervisory, management, and education experience in a variety of roles in the United States Air Force and higher education. I’m currently a tenured faculty member within the Department of Nursing primarily working in the ADN program at Northwest Florida State College. My educator role with this institution began in August 2006 and I have since transitioned into my current role as the Simulation Center Coordinator in 2017 when the program established this new position. Within the ADN program of studies, my specific focus involves working with simulated clinical experiences across the curriculum. I hold several certifications to include: NLN, Certified Nurse Educator and SSH, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. My terminal degree was completed in 2012 with my dissertation focusing on Curriculum and Instructional Technology. I was elected in 2019 to serve on the INACSL Board of Directors as VP of Finance and re-elected to another 2-year term in 2021.

Theresa Cooney, MSN, RN, SEL-III – Assistant Professor
Howard Community College
Columbia, Maryland

Theresa Cooney has thirty-three years working in the field of nursing with specialty of pediatrics in the United States, Tangiers, Morocco, and Rota, Spain. The last six years of experience is in academia with a Master Degree in Nursing Education and Train the Trainer SEL-III through the Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium . Currently employed at Howard Community College in Maryland, she is an assistant professor teaching in a concept-based curriculum with a pediatric focus to include theory, clinical and simulation. Other areas include concept-based curriculum development, retention and remediation of ADN students, and faculty professional development including exam blueprints with item analysis, diversity, equity, and inclusion within the curriculum, flipped classroom with active learning activities, use of virtual simulation with debriefing, and simulation evaluation. She is a current member of OADN’s Virtual Simulation Review team and contributing author to “OADN Virtual Simulation Reviews: Team Collaboration to Develop an Online Resources to Assist Nurse Educators” article in Teaching and Learning, July 2021.


Janeen Berndt, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE – National Director of Clinical Integration and Innovation
Galen College of Nursing
Grovertown, Indiana (see bio above)


Webinar #3 (March 16, 2022): The Simulation Advantage for Next Generation NCLEX (NGN)
Simulation is uniquely positioned to help students prepare for NGN by providing clinical cues that inform the appropriate clinical judgment. In this webinar, Mario will demonstrate how to replicate NGN item-type questions using virtual simulations and free resources already at your disposal.

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Speaker: Mario Jara – Associate Professor, Simulation Coordinator
Austin Community College, Round Rock Campus

Mario Jara is an Associate Professor for Austin Community College. In 2020, he earned a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Texas at Tyler and a certificate on the Essentials in Clinical Simulations Across the Health Professions from George Washington University. Currently works as a Simulation Coordinator for Austin Community College Round Rock Campus. He has worked in lab logistics and operations related roles for nursing simulation since 2015.