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

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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

5th Annual AZSimNet Conference

Optimizing Healthcare Simulation: Arizona Leads

Saturday October 17, 2015

 University of Arizona Simulation Center – Phoenix

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Upcoming Events

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

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About our President

President Tracy Chesney's first passion in the profession of nursing was the human heart when she observed her first open-heart surgery as a student nurse. She started her nursing career as a Cardiac nurse where she worked in the Emergency department of a Level 2 hospital which had the only cardiac cath lab in the city of Albuquerque, NM at that time. Her career took her out into the community where she eventually started her own business in the little town of Belen, NM. Throughout this time, she worked with the University of New Mexico - Valencia Campus as an American Heart Association Instructor and later became and an AHA Instructor Trainer. Circumstances lead Tracy back to graduate school where she pursued a Master of Science in Nursing with the concentration of Nursing Education. As she was completing her MSN-Ed, Tracy and her family relocated to Arizona. She has been teaching in Arizona for 9 years in both undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2009, Tracy had the opportunity to work with a truly gifted team of nursing educators in establishing a Nursing Simulation lab. At that time, her second passion in the nursing profession was ignited. In 2011, Tracy was chosen by the National League of Nursing to be a member of the 2nd cohort of Leadership Development in Simulation program. The networks and experiences gained in that year brought forth ideas and possibilities within nursing simulation which has provided opportunities to serve as a consultant in program and faculty development and eventually lead her to return to school in pursuit of a PhD in Nursing. She is currently enrolled at Duquesne University and will be starting her dissertation in 2016 with plans to graduate before the end of 2017. The focus of her dissertation is centered around Situational Awareness where she is exploring its relationship to Failure to Rescue and the role simulation may have in addressing these issues. 


Tracy was in the first Society for Simulation (SSH) cohort to earn the certification as a Certified Simulation Healthcare Educator (CHSE) in 2012. In addition, she maintains her certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). She is a member of both SSH and the International Nursing Association for Simulation in Clinical Learning (INASCL). As a member of the Nursing Section of SSH, she serves as the Internal Operating Coordinator. Tracy has been a member of Arizona Simulation Network (AZSimNet) since 2009, serving in a variety of roles. It is an honor and priviledge to serve as President of this great statewide organization. 


AzSimNet is composed of many fantastic leaders in simulation, The network, with our various vendors and affiiates, 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. Feel free to contact her at to discuss simulation or affiliating with the Arizona Simulation Network.


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