Teaching with Technology: Using an iBook for Simulation

Teaching with Technology: Using an iBook for Simulation

This session will provide an example of how to use technology to augment and enhance nursing education during simulation learning experiences. It will demonstrate how the use of an electronic book can motivate student engagement and concept-based education.


Crystel L. Farina, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE

CRYSTEL L. FARINA, PhD(c), RN, CNE, CHSE Ms. Farina has over 25 years of experience in simulation education. She is currently the Director of Simulation and Experiential Learning at The George Washington University School of Nursing (GWSON) Simulation and Innovation Learning Center, where she leads simulation experiences for graduate and undergraduate nursing students. In her role, she is responsible for ensuring that simulation education in the graduate and undergraduate nursing programs meets the Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM. Ms. Farina authored and presented alongside renowned simulation theorist Dean Pamela Jeffries, and other renowned simulation educators in the massive open online course (MOOC) “Essentials in Clinical Simulations Across the Health Professions”, released in July 2019. Since publication, over 10,000 learners have enrolled in the MOOC. Most recently, Ms. Farina contributed chapters on Simulation Operations to Simulation in Nursing Education: From Conceptualization to Evaluation, 3rd Edition and the 2021 Annual Review of Nursing Research: Healthcare Simulation. Prior to joining GWSON, Ms. Farina was the Director of Simulation for Health Professions at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD, where she launched the Chesapeake Institute for Medical Simulation (CIMS) in the Health Professions and Athletic Center. She leveraged the CIMS to increase revenue by developing professional development programs, hosting the Mid-Atlantic Regional Human Patient Simulator Network with CAE Healthcare, collaborating with the Maryland Film Office, and developing a Senior Speaker’s Series using simulation to educate older adults about health care. During her tenure at Chesapeake College, she was awarded the Stuart R. Bounds Distinguished Teaching Chair. She is currently researching a concept-based debriefing model to assist students in the connection between simulation and didactic content. Additionally, Ms. Farina is the Chief Financial Officer of SIMPL Simulation, LLC, a consulting group specializing in simulation education.