Kim Leighton, PhD, RN, CHSE, CHSOS, ANEF and assistant dean of research and simulation faculty development at Adtalem Global Education (ATGE), today was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing at the Academy’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. Dr. Leighton is one of 173 distinguished nurses selected for the honor this year. The inductees join more than 2,500 current fellows. Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers from the United States and throughout the world.
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“I am proud to welcome this talented cohort of nurses as they join the ranks of the nation's foremost health care thought leaders," said Academy President, Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. "They bring a rich variety of expertise to the table, and we look forward to recognizing their accomplishments at our policy conference, and then working with them to transform health policy, practice, and research by applying our collective nursing knowledge."
A prominent researcher in the field of simulation, Leighton was also recently recognized with an Excellence in Research Award by the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) for her work advancing research in the field of healthcare simulation. She was cited specifically for her work in simulation instrument development, which helped foster “best practice and evidence-based outcomes in simulation.”
“Dr. Leighton is helping Adtalem lead the way in simulation learning around the world,” said Lisa Wardell, president and CEO of Adtalem. “Her research and simulation tool development has helped guide the teaching practices of our nursing and medical schools, both in the US and Brazil, improving the learning environment for our students.”
Author and co-author of numerous research studies, Leighton is also the co-editor of the recently released textbook, “Simulation Champions: Fostering Courage, Caring and Connection.” The book is designed to provide mentorship and support for new and more seasoned simulationists; it can be found at: https://shop.lww.com/Simulation-Champions/p/9781496329776
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