Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, ANEF, is excited to join the School of Nursing as the new Jody DeMeyer Endowed Chair. Kardong-Edgren comes to Boise State from Washington State University–Spokane, where she has been an assistant professor.
Kardong-Edgren was inducted as an Academy of Nursing Education Fellow in 2010 and has twice been the recipient of the Deborah Spunt Endowed Lectureship in Simulation for the National League for Nursing. She is internationally recognized as an expert in healthcare simulation and has been invited to present, consult and advise around the world. She sits on the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Standards Oversight Board and on the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Oversight Committee. Kardong-Edgren is the Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Simulation in Nursing Journal through Elsevier. Her numerous grants, publications, and presentations speak volumes about her expertise and dedication to effective nursing and health care education.
The College of Health Sciences is excited to explore how Kardong-Edgren’s expertise and experience can further our Simulation Center, which is already recognized as one of the best simulation centers in the northwest. Simulation is proving critical to training healthcare workforces in an interprofessional fashion and in preventing errors and improving efficiencies in healthcare environments.