Heidi Meyer attended and presented at AACN’s 2012 Baccalaureate Education Conference, November 15-17, in San Antonio, TX. The conference, Changes and Challenges in Baccalaureate Nursing Education, had dynamic speakers with keynotes on Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education and Forming and Fostering a Professional Identity in Nursing.
Heidi’s podium presentation, “Senior Nursing Students’ Perceptions of a Leadership Role During High-Fidelity Simulation: A Phenomenologic Study” highlighted the findings from a small, qualitative study that was implemented spring of 2012 with senior leadership students. During the semester, senior students rotated through high-fidelity simulations with the juniors where they took on a leadership role of either playing a family member, the voice of the patient, or a preceptor/mentor role and led the debriefing session.
Of course, the conference wouldn’t be complete without some Gustavus connection! Heidi met and had a wonderful conversation with Gustavus nursing alum, Julie (Wiggins) Nadeau, who is an Assistant Professor in Nursing at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.