John M. O’Donnell, DRPH, MSN, RN, CRNA, will be the featured speaker this year at the Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG) 44th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development.  The conference will be held November 10-12, 2017 at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.  The conference program will explore the tradition of lifelong learning on the part of nurses, and discuss how to remove barriers to using nursing science in daily practice.

Dr. O’Donnell is a professor and chair of the Department of Nurse Anesthesia at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.  He is also the director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program.  He is also the Associate Director of the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER) as well as their Co-Director of the WISER Research Committee.  Dr. O’Donnell teaches extensively in the Nurse Anesthesia Program and lectures in the BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD programs.  His scholarly and research interests include use of structured and supported debriefing methods in simulation, hierarchical task analysis methods in simulation, procedural simulation, team training, mastery learning impact on skill attainment, interprofessional simulation, technology applications in simulation education and assessment.  Dr. O’Donnell speaks nationally and internationally on simulation methodology, mastery learning, and technology in education.  He is the co-author of the iSIM (Improving Simulation Instructional Methods) course which is offered around the world.  He is a retired United States Army Nurse Corps Officer.

For more information regarding the conference or registration, please visit the following link