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Frontline leaders discuss the vital role of simulation in a COVID-19 response


Director of Global Nursing Education Center
College of Nursing
Taegu Science University

Dr. Yun KANG is the Director of Global Nursing Education Center and is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Taegu Science University (TSU) in South Korea. The College of Nursing at TSU provides the best possible practice-based nursing education to undergraduate nursing students and also actively provide programs to train nursing faculties in simulation practices by establishing a Nursing Simulation Training Center and a Severe Trauma Nursing Training Center. She has an active teaching roles with nursing students, nurses and nursing faculties.

Dr. Yun KANG received a PhD in Nursing from Griffith University School of Nursing in Brisbane, Australia in 2016. She participates in several ongoing research projects. Her research interests include hybrid simulation education, remote learning and education technology.

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Dr. Nicole Harder

Assistant Professor​
University of Manitoba - College of Nursing​
Winnipeg, Canada

Nicole Harder, RN, PhD, CHSE, CCSNE is an Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, and the Mindermar Professor in Human Simulation, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Canada. Nicole has conducted several education sessions nationally and internationally educating faculty members on the pedagogy of simulation in the health professions. Her simulation research work has been funded by local and national funding bodies. She has authored over 40 papers and several book chapters on the use of simulation in nursing education, mainly in the area of non-technical skills development.

Dr. Harder is the Editor-in-Chief for the peer reviewed journal Clinical Simulation in Nursing, is a former board member for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, and currently serves on the board of the Réseau Simulation Canada Network. She is also an educator for the Canadian Association for Schools of Nursing in the Simulation Nurse Educator certificate program. 

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Stephen Guinea 

Faculty of Health Sciences​
Australian Catholic University​
Melbourne, Australia 

Stephen Guinea PhD, RN(BN), GDipTD Stephen is the Faculty Coordinator of Health Simulation for Australian Catholic University Faculty of Health Sciences. Stephen’s research interests include simulation design for authentic learning, clinical skills development and integrating workplace pedagogy into university curriculum. Stephen has lead several successful teaching development grants and has received three learning and teaching awards including a 2013 Office for Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

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Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst

Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst 

Associate Professor and Director, Ph.D. Program​
Marquette University – College of Nursing​
Milwaukee, WI

Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University. She has been a nurse educator for the past 20 years, teaching didactic and clinical courses in traditional and online environments to prelicensure, graduate and doctoral students. Her research is at the forefront of disciplinary efforts to a) develop, use, and test innovative teaching methods to improve students’ clinical reasoning skills, and b) investigate how teachers can best be prepared to use evidence-based methods including simulation and debriefing to enhance clinical teaching and she is the author of the Debriefing for Meaningful Learning (DML) method of clinical and simulation debriefing. Dr. Dreifuerst is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2014 NLN-Laerdal Debra Spunt Lectureship. In 2014 she was also inducted into the Academy of Nursing Education.

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