Associate Professor Bette Mariani, PhD, RN, ANEF, was announced this month as the President-Elect of INACSL, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning.
A long-term member of INACSL, Dr. Mariani has contributed to the organization in a number of ways including extensive work with the INACSL Research Committee. She also was a member of the committee that wrote the Simulation Design Standard in the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation.
Dr. Mariani has dedicated her teaching, scholarship, and service to advancing the science of nursing education and simulation. She is recognized for her leadership and expertise in simulation development, instrument development, debriefing in high fidelity simulation, and for her work with standardized patients with disabilities, and with low-tech simulations with community health workers in rural Nicaragua. Her research has focused on exploring the outcomes of simulation as a teaching-learning strategy using standardized patients with disabilities, as well as in the area of patient safety. Dr. Mariani is dedicated to improving the rigor of simulation research through her work on instrument development and psychometric testing in simulation.
Dr. Mariani, an alumna, joins two other alumnae on the Board of INACSL: PhD alumna Dr. Kate Morse - VP of Membership- and Dr. Mary Ann Cantrell -VP for Research- who is an MSN alumna.
You may read more about INACSL's Board of Directors here: https://www.inacsl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3375