Pocket Nurse Scholarship SimGHOSTS 2019 USA Winners Announced!



Continuing their generous support, Pocket Nurse has partnered with The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS) to provide scholarships to the SimGHOSTS 2019 USA event at the Simulation Teaching and Research (STAR) Center at Florida International University's Nicole Wertheim School of Nursing and Health Sciences in Miami. 

Pocket Nurse is the world's leading supplier of medical supplies for education and simulation and a proud supporter of those operating medical simulation labs. For the sixth year in a row, Pocket Nurse is continuing its sponsorship of the SimGHOSTS symposium by providing two $1,500 scholarships to individuals/institutions in need. These scholarships are designed to support participation in the development and advancement of those operating medical simulation labs.

 Applications were reviewed by representatives from SimGHOSTS and Pocket Nurse. Five finalists were shortlisted and the final decision came down to those who demonstrated a strong need for both professional development and financial support. We are happy to announce the two winners are Keith Trisilla and Lisa Maskus. 

Keith Tresilla is a simulation technician specialist at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland CA and is currently consolidating his simulation expertise by completing a Masters degree in Medical and Healthcare Simulation. As an established healthcare simulation professional, Keith will use this opportunity not only to extend his own learning, but also to share some of his knowledge and expertise with peers. 

Lisa Maskus, like many before her, stumbled upon a simulation technologist position and applied because it looked so interesting. She was instantly hooked and has used her resourcefulness and enthusiasm to learn as much as she can about the role in a short time since joining the profession. Lisa hopes that by attending SimGHOSTS she will encounter many opportunities to learn and network with peers so that she can strengthen the support she provides at the SCL Health St Joseph Hospital simulation program in Denver CO. 


SimGHOSTS thanks all applicants to the 2019 Pocket Nurse Scholarship. 


About the Scholarship Sponsor

Pocket Nurse® is a leading manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies and equipment for simulation and healthcare education. A nurse-owned-and-operated company, Pocket Nurse has been a trusted partner in nursing, EMS, pharmacy and allied healthcare education since 1992. With over 5,000 products in stock, including Pocket Nurse exclusive brands like Demo Dose® simulated medications and Student Health Totes, Pocket Nurse helps learning institutions enhance their healthcare curriculum by equipping their clinical simulation labs with quality and cost-effective medical supply solutions.

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