Posted by Philip Poole on 2012-04-16

By Tully Taylor

Jill Pence, assistant professor, and Cindy Berry, associate professor, from Samford University's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing recently presented at the Human Patient Simulation Network's Annual Meeting Feb. 28-March 1 in Tampa, Fla.

Pence and Berry presented their original research, "A Day in the ER: A Multi-Patient Simulation for Senior Nursing Students". The setting was a rural emergency room with a number of different patients.

"The purpose of this presentation is to describe the development and implementation of a multi-patient simulation with senior critical care students in a baccalaureate nursing program," said Pence.

Pence joined Samford's faculty four years ago, and Berry is in her tenth year of teaching at Samford.

Tully Taylor is a senior journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in Samford's Office of Marketing and Communication.

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