Profile

Suzan E. Kardong-Edgren, Ph.D.
Professor of Nursing (Nursing)
Director, RISE Center (RISE Center)
kardongedgren@rmu.edu
412-397-3534 phone (M)
412-397-3277 fax
Scaife Hall 179


Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, nursing, University of Nevada Reno, 1976
  • Ph.D., health studies, Texas Womans University, 2004
  • Master of Science, maternal child nursing, Texas Womans University, 1993

Area of Expertise/Research

  • simulation
  • CPR research
  • simulation research
  • educational research

Publications

  • Butt, A., Kardong-Edgren, S., Ellertson, A. (2018). Using game-based virtual reality with haptics for skill acquisition. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 16(c), 25-32. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2017.010.
  • Prion, S. K., Gilbert, G. E., Adamson, K. A., Kardong-Edgren, S., & Quint, S. (2017). Development and testing of the Quint Leveled Clinical Competency Tool. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13(3), 106- 115. doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2016.10.008.
  • Kardong-Edgren, S., Oermann, M., Rizzolo, M.A, Odom-Maryon, T. (2017). Establishing inter-and intrarater reliability for high-stakes testing using simulation. Nursing Education Perspectives, 38(2), 63-68.  doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.00000000000000114.
  • Gonzalez, L., Kardong-Edgren, S. (2017). Deliberate practice with mastery learning in nursing education. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13(1), 10-14. doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2016.10.005 
  • Oermann, M.H., Kardong-Edgren, S., Rizzolo, M.A. (2016). Towards an evidence-based methodology for high-stakes evaluation of nursing students' clinical performance using simulation. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 11, 133-137. doi: 10.1016/j.teln.2016.04.001. 
  • Kardong-Edgren, S. Mulcock, P. (2016). Angoff Method of setting cut scores for high-stakes testing: Foley catheter checkoff as an exemplar. Nurse Educator, 41(2), 80-82.
  • Rutherford-Hemming, T., Lioce, L., Kardong-Edgren, S. S., Jeffries, P. R., & Sittner, B. (2016). After the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Simulation Study: Recommendations and next steps. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12(1), 2-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2015.10.010.
  • Kardong-Edgren, S., Butt, A., Macy, R., Harding, S., Roberts, C., McPherson, S., Waddell, A., Erickson, A. (2015). Expert modeling, expert/self-modeling vs. lecture: A comparison of learning, retention, and transfer of rescue skills in health professions students. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(4), 185-191.
  • Alexander, M., Durham, C., Hooper, J.I., Jeffries, P.R., Goldman, N., Kardong-Edgren, S….Tillman, C. (2015). NCSBN simulation guidelines for prelicensure nursing programs. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 6(3), 39-42.
  • Jeffries, P.R., Dreifuerst, K.T., Kardong-Edgren, S, Hayden, J. (2015). Faculty development when initiating simulation programs: Lessons learned from the National Simulation Study. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 5(4), 17-23.
  • Rizzolo, M.A., Kardong-Edgren, S., Oermann, M., Jeffries, P. (2015). The National League for Nursing Project to Explore the Use of Simulation for High-Stakes Assessment:  Process, outcomes and recommendations. Nursing Education Perspectives, 36(5), 299-303. doi: 10.5480/15-1639.
  • Hayden, J., Smiley, R., Alexander, M.A., Kardong-Edgren, S., Jeffries, P. (2014). The NCSBN National Simulation Study: A longitudinal, randomized, controlled study replacing clinical hours with simulation in prelicensure nursing education. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 5(2) Supplement, S3-S40.
  • Hayden, J., Keegan, M., Kardong-Edgren, S., Smiley, R. (2014). Reliability and validity testing of the Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (CCEI) for use in the NCSBN National Simulation Study. Nursing Education Perspectives, 35(4), 244-252. Doi:10.54801/13-1130.1

Presentations

  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S. (2017). Deliberate practice and mastery learning: What, why, how, and inconvenient theories. 20 November, Western Canada Health Sciences Educators, Vancouver, CA.
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S. (2017). Deliberate practice and mastery learning: What, why, how, and inconvenient theories. 16 November, MacEwan University, Edmunton, Alberta, CA.
  • 2017 - Lin, Y., Auerbach, M., Calhoun, A., Chng, A., Cook, D., Duff, J., Grant, V., Kardong-Edgren, S., Kessler, D. (2017). Reporting as simulation-based research study. IMSH, 2017, 31 January, Orlando, FL
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Gonzalez, L. (2017). (Webinar). Setting a legally defensible cut or passing score using the Angoff Method. INACSL. 20 March.
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Greenawalt, J. (2017). A hands on and philosophical approach experience with 2.5 ways to set cut scores (passing scores) for psychomotor skills check offs. 23 May, 7th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy.
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Andersen, P. (2017). Assessing competency in nursing: A roundtable discussion for best ideas and potential solutions. 23 May, 7th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy.
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Mariani, B., Cantrell, M.A., Leighton, K., Gilbert, G. (2017). A gathering of researchers. INACSL conference, 21 June. Washington DC.
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Miller, C., Rogers, N., Sarasnick, J., Yau, E. (2017). Evaluation of a performance predictor optimizer program to sustain CPR skill competency. INACSL conference, 22 June. Washington DC
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Willhaus, J.,Clark, C. (2017). Using cognitive rehearsal and simulation to study workplace incivility in newly graduated nurses. INACSL conference, 22 June. Washington DC
  • 2017 - Gonzalez, L., Kardong-Edgren, S. (2017). Mastery learning through deliberate practice in nursing education. INACSL conference, 23 June. Washington DC.
  • 2017 - Miller, C., Sarasnick, J., Rogers, N., Yau, E. (2017). Planning and managing a complex multi-site study in the age of technology. INACSL conference, 23 June. Washington DC.
  • 2017 - Turkelson, C.L., Dubert, C., Kardong-Edgren, S., Aebersold, M., Mariani, B., Badowski, D., Rossler, K. (2017). The INACSL Research Fellowship: Learning how to be a successful grant writer. INACSL conference, 23 June. Washington DC.
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Gore, T., Waxman, KT. (2017). Sharing student performance. INACSL conference, 24 June. Washington DC.
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S. (2017). Zero to 60: Building research teams quickly for multisite research. International Honor Society of Nursing, 29 October, Indianapolis, IN.
  • 2017 - Clark, C., Kardong-Edgren, S. (2017). Combining cognitive rehearsal, simulation, and biomarkers to assess newly graduated nurses? ability to address workplace incivility. International Honor Society of Nursing, 30 October, Indianapolis, IN.
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S. (2017). (Webinar). The NCSBN National Simulation Study: What, so what, now what? Veterans Health Administration SimLEARN Employee Education System
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S. (2017). Lone dancer to integrated simulation program. ATI Conference. 3 & 4 April. Orlando, FL
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S. (2017). Hands on practice with higher-level debriefing methods. ATI Conference. 2 April. Orlando, FL
  • 2017 - Cheng, A., Brydges, T., Kardong-Edgren, S. (2017). (Webinar). Using the new simulation reporting standards. SIM One Canada. 11 April.
  • 2017 - Morgan, R., Schaefer, J., Jeffries, P., Kardong-Edgren, S. (2017). Future strategic initiatives in simulation: Pro-con debate. IMSH, 2017.
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Gore, T., Waxman, K.T. (2017). Sharing student performance information between simulation and clinical faculty: Confidentiality violation or evolutionary next step? IMSH, 1 Feb 2017, Orlando, FL.
  • 2016 - Kardong-Edgren, S. (2016). Achieving higher level thinking with simulation. AACN Faculty Development Conference. 17 November, Anaheim, CA.
  • 2016 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Gonzalez, L. (2016). (Webinar). Mastery learning through deliberate practice in nursing education. 2 November. AACN.
  • 2016 - Durham, C., Kardong-Edgren, S. (2016). Implementing the NCSBN simulation guidelines. INACSL Conference, 18 June, Grapevine, TX.
  • 2016 - Haskell, H., Greenawalt, S., Kardong-Edgren, S. (2016). Stop systems errors in the healthcare world. 1 April. Indiana University of PA. Indiana, PA.
  • 2016 - Competency based simulation: Developing a high quality and legally defensible program. ATI Nursing Education Summit. 19-20 April. Nashville, TN.
  • 2016 - Lone dancer to simulation program. 3rd Biennial Boise State University/ NLN Simulation Conference. 23 April, Boise, ID.
  • 2016 - Simulation Fellowships: A new opportunity for simulationists. 3rd Biennial Boise State University/ NLN Simulation Conference. 22 April, Boise, ID.
  • 2016 - Considerations when planning for high stakes testing. 3rd Biennial Boise State University/ NLN Simulation Conference. 22 April, Boise, ID.
  • 2015 - Kardong-Edgren, S. (2015). Integrating simulation into the classroom. National Nurse Educator Summit. 20 & 22 April, San Diego, CA
  • 2015 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Willhaus, J. (2015). Simulation: Multi-patient, multi-learner. National Nurse Educator Summit. 19 April, San Diego, CA
  • 2015 - Kardong-Edgren, Tregunno, D., Harder, N., Garrett, B. (2015). Simulation or Clinical: The debate continues! (Webinar.) Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. ASN Simulation Interest Group, 28 April, Canada.
  • 2015 - Kardong-Edgren, S. (2015). The US NCSBN National Simulation Study: How might the results inform Australia health provider education? University of the Sunshine Coast Visiting Professor presentation. 26 May, Queensland, Australia
  • 2015 - Kardong-Edgren, S. (2015). Implementing Best Practices from the NCSBN Study. Laerdal Simulator Users Network (SUN) meeting, 29 May, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 2015 - Kardong-Edgren, S. (2015). The US NCSBN National Simulation Study: How might the results inform Australia health provider education? Laerdal Simulator Users Network (SUN) meeting, 29 May, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 2015 - Kardong-Edgren, S. (2015). The US NCSBN National Simulation Study: How might the results inform Australia health provider education? Clinical Skills Development Center Visiting Professor. 30 May, Brisbane, AUS
  • 2015 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Rutherford-Hemmings, T., Jeffries, P., Lioce, L., Sittner, B. (2015). Implications of the NCSBN study and the Standards of best practice: Simulation. International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning. 12 June, Atlanta, GA
  • 2015 - Kardong-Edgren, S. (2015). Helping your simulation program be successful using Standards of Best Practice: Simulation, 6 August, SimGHOST conference. Culver City, CA
  • 2015 - Kardong-Edgren, S. (2015). More sim, why sim now? Johnson County Community College 8th Annual 2015 Healthcare Simulation Conference. 11 September. Overland Park, KS
  • 2015 - Gonzalez, L., Kardong-Edgren, S. (2015). The INACSL-CAE Fellowship. 18 September. HPSN Medical Simulation Conference. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2015 - Gonzalez, L., Kardong-Edgren, S. (2015). INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM. 17 September, 2015. HPSN Medical Simulation Conference. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2015 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Jeffries, P. (2015). How can I achieve results similar to the NCSBN Simulation Study in my nursing program? National League for Nursing, 25 September, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2015 - Horsley, T.L., Kardong-Edgren, S. Peters, E. (2015). (Poster). Shattering the glass ceiling for a junior nurse leader. Sigma Theta Tau International, 8 November, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2015 - Practice to prepare for the worst: Biennially is not enough. Dental Society of Anesthesiology. 14 November, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2015 - Top five topics in healthcare simulation that contribute to improved patient safety. Dental Society of Anesthesiology.14 November, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2015 - Never a better time for simulation. Arizona Nurses Association, Chapter 6. 20 November, Phoenix, AZ.
  • 2015 - A discussion about implementing the NCSBN simulation guidelines. (Webinar). INACSL. 4 December.
  • 2015 - NCSBN National Simulation Study Results: What do they mean for educators? Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, 6 January, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • 2015 - Deliberate practice: Who, what, when, where, why, how? Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, 5 January, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2015 - Gordon Lectureship, International Meeting of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 11 January, New Orleans
  • 2014 - NCSBN Simulation Study Results: What do they mean for nursing? Osaka Prefecture University. 9 September. Osaka, Japan
  • 2014 - NCSBN Simulation Study Results: What do they mean for nursing? Kobe City College of Nursing. 8 September, 2014. Kobe, Japan.
  • 2014 - State of the science in nursing education. A connection between simulation and clinical performance. SPRING Simulation Center Opening. 23 May, Chung Ang University. Seoul, Korea.
  • 2014 - Nestel, D., Gubrud-Howe, P., Kelly, M., Kardong-Edgren, S., Jeffries, P. (2014). Round table: Replacing traditional clinical placement with simulation- what evidence do we need? SIMHealth Australia. 27 August, Adelaide, AUS.
  • 2014 - NCSBN Simulation Study Results: What do they mean for nursing? Japanese Simulation Users Network, 6 September, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2014 - The NCSBN National Simulation Study findings: Implications for faculty and nurse educators. 41st National Conference of the Professional Nurse Educators Group, 5 October, Rochester MN