Janine Hinton Joins National League for Nursing’s Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators

The honor will allow the University of Arizona College of Nursing clinical assistant professor to participate in the program designed for faculty members interested in assuming leadership roles in the research or administration of simulation programs in nursing education.

University of Arizona College of Nursing Clinical Assistant Professor Janine Hinton, PhD, MN, RN, CHSE, has been selected through competitive application for the National League for Nursing’s yearlong Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators.

The program is one of three tracks in the NLN Leadership Institute, an initiative of the NLN Center for Transformational Leadership. The simulation faculty leadership development initiative, now in its ninth year, is designed for faculty members interested in assuming leadership roles in the research or administration of simulation programs in nursing education.

The 2019 Leadership Institute cohort is a group of 46 nurse-educators chosen from colleges, universities and health-care institutions around the world. The 12 pursuing the Simulation Education Leadership track will study for a year under the direction of Susan Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, and Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF. Dr. Forneris is director of the NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology.

“I am happy that Drs. Forneris and Rizzolo have agreed to co-direct this important NLN initiative, working with a new group of talented emerging leaders in simulation,” said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. “The NLN’s Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators has already proven to be an intensive and very worthwhile learning experience that, consistent with NLN’s core values of caring, integrity, diversity and excellence, prepares participants to propel the science of nursing education and be visionary thought leaders for the 21st century and role models to the next generation.”

“We are delighted that Dr. Hinton was selected from a national pool of applicants to participate in the NLN-sponsored leadership program for simulation educators,” said UA Nursing Interim Dean Ki Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN.  “Dr. Hinton is the director of the College of Nursing Steele Innovative Learning Center.

“She is providing wonderful leadership for integrating simulation into our degree programs at our Tucson, Phoenix and Gilbert campuses. Her participation in the Simulation Education Leadership initiative will further enhance her expertise and ensure our students are receiving the best in simulated learning.”

Dr. Hinton serves as the Arizona Simulation Network president and on two state focus groups. One group is updating the Arizona State Board of Nursing (AZBN) Advisory Opinion on use of simulation in education, while the Arizona Nurses Association simulation task force involves academic and clinical organizations working to improve the transition of new graduate nurses into practice. Her dissertation research involved simulation-based situation awareness training and medication error reduction. During her time as simulation coordinator at Scottsdale Community College, her team was awarded the 2014 Arizona State University President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness and the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 2012 Innovation Award.

In collaboration with AZBN she developed a Competency Based Refresher Program for licensed nurses that utilizes simulation for clinical experience and competency assessment. She led nine funded simulation education projects and presented at numerous conferences. Dr. Hinton is a lead investigator for the Nursing Performance Profile (NPP) team that published three peer-reviewed articles and established a nursing competency testing process. The NPP team also proposed an empirically based nursing competency model.

Dr. Hinton’s research includes developing and testing a systematic approach to sustaining nursing competency that optimizes cognitive and physical workloads through use of experiential learning and clinical support technologies.

For more information about the Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators, please contact the program’s co-director, Susan G. Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, at sforneris@nln.org.

About the National League for Nursing

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education, offering faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.

About the University of Arizona College of Nursing

Established in 1957, the University of Arizona College of Nursing has been transforming nursing education, research and practice to help people build better futures for more than 60 years. Consistently ranked among the best programs in the nation, the college is strengthening health care’s largest workforce and the public’s most trusted profession through its undergraduate and graduate programs, offered online and on-campus in Tucson and Phoenix. Headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., where integrative health has been pioneered, the UA College of Nursing is home to the world’s only Integrative Nursing Faculty Fellowship. With key focal strengths in integrative health, cancer prevention and survivorship, and nursing informatics, the college has more than 7,000 alumni worldwide promoting health and wellness in their workplaces and communities. For more information: nursing.arizona.edu

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