Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, FSSH
Professor and Director, Education Innovation Simulation Learning Environment
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, FSSH is a Professor of Nursing at UNC-CH. Her expertise in debriefing assists learners to make the important connections between knowing to doing; to think differently and enhance their clinical reasoning. She was an early adopter of simulation and as Director of the Education-Innovation-Simulation Learning Environment she designed and implemented simulations across clinical courses. From 2013-2015, she served as President of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning. She has collaborated with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and other simulation leaders to develop simulation guidelines for nursing programs. Dr. Durham has made significant and sustained contributions in simulation and is a leader in preparing faculty to integrate quality and safety into their curriculum and their teaching. As a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Quality and Safety Education for Nurses project, she developed simulation-based educational experiences that reflected cutting-edge pedagogy. She is engaged with the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare, an international interprofessional coalition, to develop strategic integration of simulation to engage hospital teams around the world to improve patient outcomes. She has numerous publications and am sought out to present nationally and internationally sharing her expertise to enhance healthcare education. She has received many awards and recognitions for her contribution to healthcare education and simulation including the 2017 Presidential Citation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning. “Spirit of Simulation” Leadership Excellence Award in 2018. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN); National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF), and a Fellow in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy (FSSH). She is a past president of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL).

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Lightning Talk Description: Training in interprofessional collaboration and leadership skills in health professions education has been inconsistent, thus leading to poor collaboration and communication in clinical settings which can translate to poor patient outcomes. Health care is delivered in a team-based format, necessitating that health professions students receive quality, team-based training. This lightning talk will focus on the implementation and outcomes of an interprofessional simulation, IPE Peak Performance, aimed at improving collaborative practice and leadership skills among…