Linda Shubert, the Simulation & Skills Lab Coordinator for the School of Nursing at Jacksonville University, has been named to the Steering Committee of a new group seeking to establish standardized procedures for nurse simulation techniques across Florida.
The Florida Healthcare Simulation Alliance, being organized by the Florida Center for Nursing under a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, will help to advance simulation technology in academic settings and healthcare institutions. The goal is to improve nursing education, as well as the state’s nursing workforce.
Shubert, an R.N. who has been at JU three years, will play a key role in representing private and independent colleges and universities as she offers input to the alliance.
“We’re doing great things with simulation at Jacksonville University, and I’m excited to contribute to something that will help change the face of how simulation is done in Florida,” she said. “It’s a high honor.”
In particular, consistent standards will be crucial as more and more employers throw new applicants into simulations during the interview process, in order to ascertain their qualifications, Shubert said. It’s also possible that licensure requirements may one day mandate performing a simulation.
“Having consistent standards means that students from our state who are graduating and seeking employment will be ahead of the game if thrown into a nursing simulation,” she said.
Jacksonville University’s School of Nursing works to develop students into competent, caring professional nurses who will practice in an evolving, complex health care environment, provide leadership in health and promote advancement of nursing knowledge. For more information, visit www.ju.edu/nursing.
More information: Shubert, (904) 256-7603, firstname.lastname@example.org.