Julie Greenawalt, of the Nursing and Allied Health Professions Department, was awarded the INACSL Spirit of Simulation Leadership Excellence
Award by the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning at the June 2017 annual convention held in Washington, D.C.
This award, selected by peers and colleagues, is awarded to a visionary and inspiring nurse leader in the simulation community who exemplifies the characteristics of a transformational leader.
The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning is an interdisciplinary organization that focuses on advancing the science of healthcare simulation. It is a robust organization, boasting a membership of over 2,500, and is most
recently credited with publishing INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation—a guide for simulation operators and users.
The organization also has a monthly publication, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, in which Greenawalt, along with colleagues Pam O’Harra and Elaine Little, recently published their work on expanding best practices to the teaching of ethics to
undergraduate nursing students, titled “Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Ability to Apply Ethics in Simulated Cases,” in the August issue.
The INACSL organization provides a venue for sharing and learning as relating to simulation through such programs as webinars, journal roundtables, fellowships, and conferences.
Greenawalt, an active member currently functioning as one of the eight nurse planners, is the conference administrator. Works are currently underway for the next annual conference to be held in Toronto, Canada, June 13–16, 2018.