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!

 Next Membership Meeting

Saturday January 31st 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hosted by Arizona College - Mesa Campus

163 N. Dobson Rd. Mesa AZ

Standards in Simulation: Connect, Advance and Improve

4th Annual Conference

Presentation Slides Available in Resources


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

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Upcoming Events

January 2015

Member Spotlight

Janet O'Brien, PhD, RN, CHSE

Simulation/Clinical Nurse Specialist              

Janet has been with the Learning Resource Center at Arizona State University since 2011, where she is involved in running simulations, assisting with labs and skill assessments. As a registered nurse of 17 years, Janet’s clinical experience includes orthopedics, med/surg, school and camp nursing, long term care, and registry nursing. She also worked in medical education for ten years, overseeing and developing curriculum and assessments for clinical rotations, in addition to training and supervising standardized patients and conducting research in evidence-based medicine. As faculty for the American Heart Association, she coordinates the BLS courses in the LRC. Prior to becoming a nurse, Janet was a high school teacher in geography. Her dual passions are teaching and research, especially in areas involving data analysis in health care and education. Janet recently completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in Measurement, Statistics, and Methodological Studies at ASU. Her research involved the development and application of a validation process for simulation scenario design and a secondary analysis of data from the Measuring Competency With Simulation project, conducted by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, Arizona State University, and Scottsdale Community College, and funded by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Center for Regulatory Excellence. Her dissertation was titled, “Competency Assessment in Nursing Using Simulation: A Generalizability Study and Scenario Validation Process.” Her husband, Chris, is a high school teacher and they have two children; both are students at ASU. 


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