Elizabeth began her career as an Operating Room Nurse. She transitioned to nursing education in 2003, and in 2005 was the lead on overseeing a half-million dollar development grant from the province of Ontario to develop and implement a clinical simulation program in an undergraduate nursing program. In April of 2017 she was recruited to the position of Director of Simulation at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. She has transformed a forgotten simulation lab and random pieces of equipment in to a robust and thriving space in a community hospital. Her role runs the gamut from implementing deliberate practice modules for residents and medical students to incorporating simulation in staff education to enhance the patient experience.
Elizabeth has pursued many advanced training opportunities in simulation including the Comprehensive Simulation Instructor Workshop at the Center for Medical Simulation at Harvard and The Mastery Learning Course at Northwestern. In 2016, she was in the first graduating class from the Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation at Drexel University. She is CHSE certified and facilitates on-line and in-person readiness review courses for the certification. She is currently in her second term as Vice-Chair of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Hospital-Based section and is a member of the team reviewing and updating the INACSL Standards of Best Practice. She collaborated in developing and facilitating faculty development courses at the Centre for Innovative Clinical Practice at the University of St. Augustine (Florida, Texas and California sites). Elizabeth also facilitates the CHSE Readiness Review courses and takes great joy in helping others achieve their CHSE designation.
She is a self-admitted “hoarder of simulation resources” and her passion is helping novices learn best practices for developing and implementing their own simulation programs.