USF Nursing’s Troy L. Hambrick Appointed (STaR) Representative for INACSL, Committee Member for FHSA
University of South Florida College of Nursing Lab Assistant – Virtual Simulation, Troy L. Hambrick, was recently appointed the Simulation Technology and Resource (STaR) Representative for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL). Hambrick was also chosen to be part of the Florida Healthcare Simulation Alliance (FHSA) Steering Committee.
Marisa J. Belote, MBA, RN, Instructor and Director for Virtual Simulation Center of Excellence and Clinical Education at USF Nursing, surprised him with a delicious cake to congratulate him, and wish him good luck in these great opportunities.USF Nursing Lab Assistant – Virtual Simulation, Troy L. Hambrick, at his surprise cake gathering
“I’m very excited about this opportunity,’ Hambrick said. “This is a great thing for me to represent simulation technicians, get the word out, and represent USF and this organization. I think having this responsibility and representing the USF College of Nursing is going to be great. It’s just another avenue for us to show our global aspect whether it would be here in the states or internationally.”
INACSL helps promote research and disseminate evidence based practice standards for clinical simulation methodologies and learning environments. Hambrick has been appointed a for a two-year commitment.
Hambrick is responsible for USF College of Nursing skills lab and health assessment lab. He also handles and puts together all the Wi-Fi simulators for the College’s students and faculty. Hambrick said, he is looking forward to start implementing some of the skills we practice in USF Nursing at INACSL.Marisa J. Belote, MBA, RN, Instructor and Director for Virtual Simulation Center of Excellence and Clinical Education at USF Nursing, surprised him with a delicious cake
“As representatives we’re currently helping to institute and write a standardized test for simulation techs and everybody-since simulation is a nurse educator,” Hambrick said. “With this, we want to make sure the standard of practice in simulation is the same across the board—in any organization or university you may go to that has a simulation in place.”
As Steering Commeette Member for FHSA, an organization that advances, coordinates, and expands the use of all forms of simulation in academic settings, healthcare institutions, and agencies across the state to advance healthcare education to foster patient safety, Hambrick will help form a centralized state executive board where all simulation centers in the state of Florida can go to for information and provide answers on how to start a simulation lab or solve any simulation problems. This board will also help increase networking among these groups for research, education, and other purposes.
USF Nursing faculty and staff congratulating Hambrick at the cake gathering
“I think it’s going to help out with my credibility as well as getting the word out that our simulation centers are top-notch simulation centers,” Hambrick said. “For me, this is a stepping stone to continue to grow when eventually go to get my PhD. “This is an accomplishment to be able to utilize my 24 years of medical experience, and broaden that into the education aspect.”