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IMSH 2022 – Learning Lab Session

Three Schools of Nursing begin the journey of assessing and evaluating competence through the curriculum

Interested in learning why and how to transform your teaching approach through embracing competency-based education? 

Want to understand more about how meaningful data can be leveraged by nursing schools’ faculty? 

Check out the IMSH Learning Lab Session organized with Laerdal and featuring key leaders from three nursing schools:

The University of Texas at Arlington 
University of Massachusetts Boston 
The Pennsylvania State University 

The speakers provide actual examples of evaluations with SimCapture:

  • Utilizing SimCapture for Skills for assessment and evaluation of learners in the Nursing Fundamental course
  • Evaluating high-fidelity simulations using the Creighton Simulation Evaluation Instrument
  • Supervising faculty development and debriefing competence with the DASH (Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare) tool 
  • Innovating through a multi-patient simulation in the nursing capstone 

The session in a nutshell…

Speaker Bios


Patti Allard, PhD, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CNE, LMFT

Dr. Allard, PhD, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CNE, LMFT, is an assistant clinical professor and lead instructor for campus based and accelerated online Capstone Transition to Professional Nursing at The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation. For the past 5 years she has collaborated with the Smart Hospital at UTA to deliver high fidelity simulation as a key component of clinical preparation and transition to practice. Prior to moving to an academic role at UTA, Dr. Allard held leadership and management positions in the service sector including over 20 years as Director of Education and Research, Magnet Program director and Pathways to Excellent coordinator.

Dr. Allard received a BSN from University of Texas Arlington RN to BSN program and a BS in Healthcare Administration from The University of Michigan. She also has a MSN from Capella University in Nursing education, a MS and PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University.​

Dr. Allard’s interests include transition to practice preparation for newly graduated nurses, medical family therapy and prevention of obesity. She has published several articles in professional journals, is a chapter author and has presented at local and national conferences. Dr Allard is a Registered nurse, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is board certified in Nursing Professional Development with the American Nurse Credentialin.


Meagan Rogers, PhD, MSN, BSN

Meagan Rogers is the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington. She earned a BSN from Texas Christian University, MSN at Walden University, and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests include transition to practice, disparities in educational persistence and attainment, and the use of predictive analytics to target interventions for at-risk students.


Rosemary Samia, MSN, RN, CNS, CHSE

Rosemary Samia, MSN, RN, CNS, CHSE, is the director of the Center for Clinical Education & Research at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her clinical background includes 15 years in medical-surgical nursing before transitioning to teaching with simulation in the academic setting in 2014. In 2020, she completed the National League for Nursing’s year-long Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators. Rosemary facilitates a local networking group for simulation educators in the greater Boston area and assists with the development and organization of regional simulation symposiums. She serves on the advisory board for safeMedicate, a virtual environment for simulated medication administration. In 2020, Rosemary was recognized by Sigma Theta Alpha for Excellence in Nursing Practice and was the recipient of the Maureen Oh Eigartaigh award.


Christopher Garrison PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE

Christopher Garrison, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing at the Pennsylvania State University and the Director of the Simulation Laboratory at the University Park campus. His clinical background includes experiences in medical-surgical, cardiology, home health, and as an adult/gerontological nurse practitioner. He is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE). Christopher holds an Associate’s degree from Northern Virginia Community College, a BS degree from the Pennsylvania State University, an MSN from George Mason University, and a PhD from Nova Southeastern University in Nursing Education. He teaches in classroom, simulation, and clinical settings across the curriculum in the BSN program at Penn State. In 2020, Christopher received the Janet A. Williamson Excellence in Teaching Award from the Penn State College of Nursing. He has 13 years of experience in designing and delivering simulation-based learning. His research interests include evaluating the effectiveness of simulation and virtual simulation as an educational strategy. Christopher has presented at national and international conferences on simulation and other nursing education topics.


Jennifer Roye, MSN, RN, CHSE, CNE

Jennifer Roye, MSN, RN, CHSE, CNE is The Assistant Dean for Simulation and Technology and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She is lead faculty for the Fundamental Telehealth Skills course in the Health Informatics Certificate Program. Mrs. Roye received her MSN from UTA in 2003 and is currently enrolled at The University of Alabama in the EdD Instructional Leadership program. She practiced as a CPNP in private practice for 10 years and as an RN in the Emergency Department at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Ft. Worth, Texas for 16 years. Her areas of research interest include simulation, telehealth, student engagement, enhancing online education, and moral distress in the undergraduate nursing student population.

Join these schools on the journey ahead!

"We look at next steps as increasing this burgeoning collaboration and partnership that we have. We want more schools to join us in these efforts." -Meagan Rogers, PhD, MSN, BSN

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"We want to get that data so that we can improve and also identify those curricular gaps. [...] We have piloted embedding the Creighton tool into SimCapture, and we are going to fully roll it out this coming semester [...] and also be adding the DASH (Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare) tool in. [...] We are also doing post-tests so that we can see if there is a knowledge gain after the simulation, and use that data to feedback to the course"

Christopher Garrison PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE​ 

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