Once again, Pocket Nurse has partnered with The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS) to provide scholarships to the 2017 USA Event August 1st - 4th at the WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning in Raleigh, North Carolina. Learn more about this meeting designed to specifically support simulation technology specialists by visiting the SimGHOSTS 2017 USA Event Page!

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 fourth year in a row, Pocket Nurse continued 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.

Selection and Awards Scholarship applications were reviewed by SimGHOSTS staff based on the submitted documents. Awards were provided to applicants who clearly demonstrated an immediate need to support their program's simulation team.  We are happy to announce our two winners: Erica Hinojosa and Jennifer Thackston!  

Congratulations to Erica and Jennifer, who are each receiving $1500 each to attend SimGHOSTS 2017 USA at the WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning!

Erica Hinojosa has worked as a Simulation Technician at the University of Texas-Arlington, College of Nursing & Health Innovation's Smart Hospital Facilities for the last two and a half years plus an additional one and a half years as a student assistant.  Erica has a true passion for all things simulation - she's currently involved in an on-going simulation research grant covering competency focused approach to clinical experiences, and she regularly mentors their junior sim techs!

 Jennifer Thackston has been an instructor at Upstate EMS Council since 2010 after completing paramedic school at the same institution.  Jennifer began as an adjunct instructor, progressing into lead EMT instructor, and now teaches the paramedic course.  In addition to her teaching duties, she has become Upstate EMS Council's simulation leader, trainer, and technician.

 Thank you so much to all those who applied for the scholarship and we hope to see you at SG17USA in August!

About the Scholarship Sponsor

For 25 years, Pocket Nurse has been a leading provider of medical supplies for education and simulation.

Since its founding, Pocket Nurse has developed world-class customer service and clinical expertise to provide customers the peace of mind that comes only from working with a nurse-owned-and-operated company.

Today, Pocket Nurse offers more than 5,000 products worldwide and is the market leader in custom student health totes and simulated medications for education with Demo Dose.

Visit the Pocket Nurse website today to learn more about this Nurse owned and operated company!