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Interprofesssional Simulation: Remembering and Envisioning

Keynote speaker,  Sharon Decker, associate dean for simulation, professor, School of Nursing at Texas Tech University Health Science Center will speak on "Interprofessional Simulation: Remembering and Envisioning" starting at 4 p.m., Nov. 18 in the Alan and Sandra Gerry Forum of the Rowley Center for Science and Engineering.

Pat Slesinski '76, faculty emerita and former department chair of nursing, will offer an introduction and brief history of nursing education at SUNY Orange.

Sharon Decker is the Associate Dean for Simulation, a Professor in the School of Nursing, the Executive Director of The F. Marie Hall SimLife Center, and Covenant Health System Endowed Chair in Simulation and Nursing Education at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

She is the past Director of the Health Sciences Center’s Quality Enhancement Program (QEP): Interprofessional Teamwork. Decker has been engaged in simulation-based activities since the mid-1990’s to include using simulation for both learning and assessment, and education of educators related to integrating simulation into curricula, and techniques related to the debriefing process. She currently serves as the Chair of the Certification Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

As a past member of the Standards Committee for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, Decker was the lead author for two evidence-based standards. She has been the recipient of the Texas Tech Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching Award and the TTUHSC President’s award for Academic Achievement, Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Professor. Decker is a fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education and American Academy of Nursing.

Decker’s research, supported by multiple grants, is related to how simulation can be used to improve learning and promote professional and interprofessional competencies.

This lecture is part of the 2016 Nursing Reunion. Other events include a 5:30 p.m. tour of the Middletown campus Nursing Department (Bio-Tech Building) and a 6 p.m. Nursing Reunion cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres (Morrison Hall) $35 per person.

The reunion will be hosted by the Department of Nursing and SUNY Orange Alumni Relations.

Please RSVP online if you'd like to attend, or you may contact Mary Roth for more information. We hope to see you there.

Event date, time and location.

Mary Roth
Institutional Advancement