Arizona Simulation Network

Promoting Excellence in Health Care Education and Research


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Arizona Simulation Network
ATTN: James Wright, Treasurer
P.O. Box 25787
Tempe, AZ 85285


About Us

The Arizona Simulation Network, established in 2009, is non-profit organization of interdisciplinary healthcare education professionals dedicated to the use of simulation as a learning modality and research tool.

Save the Date

4th Annual Conference

"Standards in Simulation: Connect, Advance, and Improve"

Saturday, October 18, 2014

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Scottsdale Community College

Health Sciences Building

9000 East Chaparral Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85256-2626

Abstract submissions for proposed presentations being accepted now through August 22, 2014.

Vendor booths available.

Please send inquiries to


Membership with the Arizona Simulation Network includes:


    Professional networking in person and via discussion board conversations
  • Simulation best-practice education
  • Quarterly half-day educational and business meetings
  • Annual all-day conference at reduced rate
  • Access to a shared repository of simulation support activities, job descriptions, professional tools and scenarios
  • Membership list-serv email distribution

Please send membership inquiries to:


Upcoming Events

July 2014

Member Spotlight

John Witwer


Welcome to the Arizona Simulation Network website!

My name is John Witwer, the current President (2013-2014). I am a registered nurse with my Masters of Science in Nursing and a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator.

My background in simulation began in pre-licensure nursing education in 2007. Over the years the technology, science, standards, and applications of health care simulation have grown exponentially; as has my role in this discipline. Beginning as the Lab Coordinator at the community college level my experience began by converting existing classroom and lab space into functional simulation suites along with developing scenarios and associated paperwork. As Program Manager for Nursing Simulation, my responsibilities included project manager for the design, procurement, and development of an 18-bed simulation center which includes a custom capture-and-retrieval AV system, debriefing rooms, and a control room. I currently hold the position of Manager for Simulation and Labs for both the undergraduate and graduate students for the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at Grand Canyon University. My responsibilities include the development of standards and integration of simulation techniques into the programs at seven campuses including New Mexico and Arizona.

The accomplishments and professional development that I have experienced as a member since 2009 are a direct result of the mentoring, support, and encouragement of other Arizona Simulation Network members. Through the association with the diverse and talented members of this organization I have been encouraged to publish, present, and learn about different aspects of health care simulation that are fundamental in building successful learning opportunities.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Proud Sponsors

Would you like to advertise your  health care and/or simulation business here? Contact the Network for more information.

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