DEI in Simulation Webinars





Examining Biases Within Your Program
Tips for Supporting All Faculty

Recorded on November 28, 2023 

How do we get our faculty to buy-in to DEI in simulation? Take a ride with us as we explore the support needed to start and keep your faculty engaged in the DEI journey.

• Understand different degrees of faculty buy-in for integration of DEI in simulation

• Identify actionable interventions to enhance DEI utilization in simulation

• Utilize data to drive DEI-related process and practice change in nursing education


Anna Williams, MNSc, RN, CNE

Anna has been a Registered Nurse (RN) for 10 years. She entered into the nursing profession in 2013 and has been in nursing education since 2018. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Arkansas State University in 2013 and her Masters of Nursing Science (MNSc) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2019. She achieved her Certification in Nursing Education (CNE) in 2021 and desires to achieve the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification. She teaches mental health and obstetrical nursing theory and simulation. Her research includes initiatives through the Center for Simulation Innovation. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. Anna has found her true calling as a nurse educator.

Joanna Hall, MNSc, RN, CHSE

Joanna is the Director of Simulation and Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Nursing. She received her associate and two bachelor’s degrees at UA Little Rock, her Master of Nursing Science at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Change Leadership for Equity and Inclusion at the University of Central Arkansas.

As director of one of the largest simulation centers in Arkansas, Joanna has had the privilege of working with the most exceptional team of faculty and staff in their Center for Simulation Innovation – named as the INACSL Frontline Simulation Champion Excellence team award winner in June 2023. Her research and grant work centers largely around diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in nursing education and simulation. Joanna aims to live and work by the Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” As she fights for the future of nursing education, she works diligently to lead others to join her in her passions for utilizing data to drive institutional change, helping grow and empower novice leaders, and advancing equity in her community.




Avoiding Common DEI Traps
A Conversation with Dr. Grace Norris

Recorded on October 10, 2023


Learn how nurse educators like you are avoiding common diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) traps. During today’s session, nurse educators Corinn Herrell and Diane Bradley will be interviewing OADN DEI committee member Dr. Grace Norris to explore information about the inclusion of DEI concepts in the simulation setting. The questions they will be asking in today’s interview surround particular areas that are considered traps and often not fully explored.

Dr. Grace Norris EdD, MSN, RN

Grace has been a Registered Professional nurse for 28 years. Her nursing journey began in Queens, New York, with an Associate degree from Queens Borough Community College and a BSN from York College.

After relocating to Delaware, Grace earned her master’s degree in nursing from Wilmington University and a Doctorate in educational leadership from Delaware State University. Her dissertation was titled Experiences of Nursing Students Regarding The Impact of Inclusive Nursing Curricula and Knowledge of Implicit Bias on HealthCare Disparities.

Grace has worked in various specialties from Medical surgical, ICU, ER, Cardiac ICU, and PACU and has a Vascular access specialist. Grace began teaching at Delaware Technical Community College after obtaining her MSN degree and has been a full-time faculty member for five years. She is a member of the Black Nurses Association and a member of the Organization of Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) DEI committee.

Corinn Herrell, MSN, RN, CHSE, CNEn

Corinn has been in Nursing since 2003, with 17 years as a Registered nurse, serving the geriatric/adult population in progressive care units. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Grand Canyon University in November 2013. Corinn has worked as a Nursing Educator in both the Academic and hospital settings for 11 years accumulating 11 years of Simulation experience in that time. Corinn currently works at Phoenix College Nursing as the Simulation Coordinator for the program and holds Certification as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator.

Diane Lynn Bradley, MS, RN, CNE, CHSE

Diane has been a Registered Nurse for over 38 years. She received her BSN and MS in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University and an MS in Nursing Education from Walden University. Diane’s clinical background includes caring for patients on various Medical Surgical Units, Same Day Care Unit, Inpatient and Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation, Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation, Home Health and Hospice. In 2007, Diane began teaching full-time at Delaware Technical Community College. She began her journey with simulation back in 2009 when she and a fellow nurse educator received a National League for Nursing Health Information Technology Scholarship. At this time, Diane is involved with all simulation activities that occur at Delaware Technical Community College. Diane is a Certified Nurse Educator and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator.