Carol Fowler Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, has been invited by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to join an eight member task force that will develop simulation guidelines for state boards of nursing in response to the NCSBN Simulation Study.
The NCSBN Simulation Study was a landmark, national, multi-site, longitudinal study of simulation use in prelicensure nursing programs throughout the country. Collaborating with learning institutions across the country, NCSBN explored the role and outcomes of simulation in pre-licensure clinical nursing education.
Dr. Durham is a clinical professor at the School of Nursing and director of the School’s Education Innovation Simulation Learning Environment (EISLE) and has over a decade of simulation experience. She is president of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning. As a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Quality and Safety Education for Nurses project, she developed simulation-based experiences that advanced interprofessional education. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education and has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership and scholarship.
The task force will include Board of Nursing representatives from North Carolina, Texas, and Kentucky; members of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and National League for Nursing; and researchers from the NCSBN Simulation study.