Backround and Purpose 

The SESAM Nursing Special Interest Group (NurSInG) is a network for professionals dedicated and with special interest in the field and all aspects of simulation based nursing care and simulation based healthcare. The NurSInG provides SESAM members a structured environment to collaborate, research and share with each other different experiencies and knowledge no matter the distance or culture, possibiliting to get mutual support and the opportunity to look beyond our own borders. 

During the last SESAM Annual Meeting (SAM) held in Glasgow in June 2019, supported and honoured by the presence and expertise of KT Waxman and guided by SESAM Executtive Committee member Esther Leon, a group of nursing simulation professionals and enthusiasts met with the objective of gathering together and meet each other, explore the needs and interest of creating a collaborative networking strategy in simulation based nursing care, and to define a leadership and governance structure for the future Nursing SIG. The meeting ended up with 23 representatives from 10 differents countries (Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Spain, United Kingdom and USA). The Nursing SIG leadership and governance structure was also agreed. 

Mission 

In accordance with the aims of SESAM, the mission of NurSInG is to create and facilitate a safe and structured environment to support nursing and healthcare simulation, based on collaborative networking within nursing and other interprofessional communities through education, mentoring and research. 

Vision 

To improve patient and professionals safety by leading change and transforming clinical practice, promoting and supporting excellence in the field of nursing and healthcare simulation.

Goals 

  1. Increase nursing professionals presence within SESAM from European and International healthcare simulation commumity. 
  2. Increase nursing members involvement and activities by facilitating and promoting opportunities for collaboration and networking. 
  3. Increase nursing members involvement and connections by facilitating and promoting opportunities for collaboration and networking with others SIG´s members and Committees. 
  4. Increase and generate collaboration and networking with external partners to improve and promote healthcare simulation in the field of nursing education and practice. 

NurSInG Structure and Governance 

  1. Chair: Alvaro (Al) Clemente Vivancos (Spain). Critical Care and Emergency Nurse. Associate Lecturer - Simulation Department at Catholic University of Murcia. Collaborating Lecturer at University of Barcelona, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Clinical Simulation Lab. 
  2. Co-Chair: Katarzyna (Kasia) Studnicka (Poland). Assistant at the Nursing Department, Carpathian State College, Poland, Coordinator of the Medical Simulation Center.
  3. Secretary: Amanda (Mandy) Wilford (United Kingdom). Group Leader, Academy Operations – International, Healthcare, CAE UK (PLC).