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

Save the Date!!

We have secured a location and date for the upcoming October Arizona Simulation Conference Event.  Please be sure to keep your calendars open and stay tuned for more details in the following months.

October 15, 2016

Annual Arizona Simulation Network Conference

Chamberlain College of Nursing

2149 W. Dunlap Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85021



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

Upcoming Events

7th Annual Arizona Simulation Network Conference

Saturday October 14, 2017

Scottsdale Community College


Learn, Act, Evaluate: Measuring and Validating Safe Healthcare Practices in Simulation


Target Audience: All stakeholders in quality healthcare education

Topic Recommendations: *Constructing Simulations to Meet Program Outcomes *Filling the Gaps in Simulation Users Training *Art, Science & Legal Defense of Debriefing *Emerging Technologies in Simulation *Deliberate & Smart Practice *Promoting Individual & Team Competence *Performance Measures & Strategies *Meeting Simulation Best Practice Standards

Instructions: Please complete the form below and submit to by Sunday, July 9 2017. Notification regarding the status of each abstract will occur no later than Friday August 25, 2017.


Call for Abstracts 7th Annual AZSimNet Conference

AZSimNetwork 2017 Election Nominations due by Friday May 26, 2017

Please consider submitting a nomination form for one of the positions listed below. Send completed forms and/or questions to

Collaboration and Research Committee Co-Chair x 2

  • Responsible for the oversight of research, partnerships and grants.

Community Alliance Committee Co-Chair x 2

  • Responsible for the facilitation of collaboration and partnerships with leaders throughout the state.

Membership Chair

  • The Membership Chair shall serve as the person that recruits, records and communicates with all members. 

Simulation Program Operations and Advancement Committee Co-Chair

  • Responsible for program operations including the promotion of professional development of individuals and institutions.


  • The Secretary shall serve as the recorder of all Network official business and shall maintain all records for the organization with the exception of membership.

Simulation Education Committee Co-Chair x 2

  • This committee is responsible for organizing and coordinating educational opportunities for the network at the meetings and conferences while working with the hosting organization.

Technology and Communication Committee Co-Chair x 2

  • Responsible for improving connectivity among the members of the Arizona Simulation Network. 


  • Responsible for all income and expenditures of the Network, with the approval of the Board of Directors. 

Vice President/President Elect

  • The Vice President/President Elect shall perform the duties of the President during the President’s absence, and in the event of the President’s inability to serve, shall assume the Presidency for the balance of any un-expired term.

AZSimNetwork Nomination.docx


Another Successful Conference!

On October 15, the Arizona Simulation Network had their annual conference hosted by Chamberlain College of Nursing, Phoenix Campus.  We had a great time!  Read more about what went on, and look at the pictures from the conference below:

Cognitive Considerations in Simulation

This summary highlights the 6th annual Networking event organized by the Arizona Simulation Network. AzSIMnet, as we are affectionately called is an interdisciplinary group of simulation educators, users, technicians, and facilitators.

The event brought together 25 active members, a multitude of volunteers from many agencies;   staff and volunteers from our event host Chamberlain College of Nursing. The facilities were wonderful and the support much appreciated.  The sessions were engaging and allowed us to be participants when we are usually the planners and executers of simulation events.

The active shooter event allowed us all to think and reflect on what we do in an actual event. The event started with a presentation from Marvin Tahkahmera and Ashlei Hawkins who provided an overview of the roles and responsibilities of persons in an active shooter event; the role of the healthcare worker, police department, sheriff’s department, bystander and staff member where put into active practice with a staged simulation that engaged various audience members. Thanks to all who participated in the live simulations.

Kenny Morris engaged learners by teaching them how increase the realism in simulation, Tracy Chesney highlighted a study that will be conducted in regards to situational awareness and simulation and Marvin and Ashlei demonstrated correct application of tourniquets in our afternoon sessions.

Fun was had by all and we greatly appreciated the support of the following vendors: CAE Healthcare, Leardal, Temsops, Limbs & Things, Vosaic, Pocket Nurse, Medical Shipment and Education Management Solutions!

Happy Simming!

The Arizona Simulation Network Board of Directors

Upcoming Events

October 14


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 included in membership fee
  • Support for your local organization

Please send membership inquiries to:



About our President

Our President, Dr. Hinton serves as the Clinical Simulations Coordinator for the Scottsdale Community College Health Sciences Division. Her research interests include the influence of situation awareness training using simulations on medication and nursing practice error trapping and prevention. She is Co-Principal Investigator for the Measuring Competency with Simulation project involving a partnership with the AZBN and ASU funded by the NCSBN. Dr. Hinton is also developing and testing clinical remediation and interdisciplinary team skills building strategies. She has over 27 years of nursing experience including 15 years in education and 5 years in hospital nursing management. Her areas of clinical specialization are adult critical care and emergency nursing.


AzSimNet is composed of many fantastic leaders in simulation, The network, with our various vendors and affilates, provides a plethora of knowledge, talent and creativity for members at all levels of simulation experience to grow.  We are on the brink of many great changes and advances in the use of simulation within a variety of professions throughout healthcare. 

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