On-Demand Program | Nurse Educators 2020


This on-demand program is a forum for healthcare educators to share innovative and practical educational ideas for use in academic and clinical settings. Whether you are an experienced or novice educator, you will come away with strategies and solutions to expand and improve your professional practice. Join us and hear from a truly stellar lineup of talented, renowned, and diverse Nurse Leaders and Educators.  Program methods include lecture, discussion, case studies and interactive participation.

Target Audience

Educators, administrators, preceptors, staff development educators, clinical nurse specialists, nurse managers, staff nurses, and healthcare providers in all clinical and academic settings.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. The participant will be able to justify the need for continuing education in the nursing workforce.
  2. Identify the importance of mentorship in nursing education.
  3. Describe innovative simulation strategies for today’s learner.
  4. Outline the components to create and plan a simulation using an Escape Room format; providing activities such as games or puzzles to enhance the learning experience.
  5. Formulate a personal resilience plan,


Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 6.10 Contact hours


  1. Life Never Stops Teaching: The Imperative for Continuing Nursing Education 
    Sofia Aragon, JD, BSN, RN
  2. The True Cost of Nursing Professional Development: How to Justify Education Costs to the CFO 
    Wendy Fordham, PhD, RN, NPD-BC
  3. Using Mentorship to Increase Diversity in Nursing Education 
    Keondra Rustan, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE
  4. Revolutionizing Your Teaching in the Time of COVID-19 
    Jocelyn Ludlow, MN, RN, CHSE, CNE, CMSRN
  5. Leveling Up Your Nursing Simulations: Educator Hints & Clues for Escape Rooms 
    Amadae Breaux, MSN, RN, CCRN
  6. Resilience Matters: What is Your Plan? 
    Elaine Walsh, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
  7. Prebriefing for Remote, Online and Virtual Simulation 
    Jocelyn Ludlow, MN, RN, CHSE, CNE, CMSRN


Sofia Aragon, JD, BSN, RN

Sofia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Washington in 1994; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Seattle University in 1997; and her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University-Chicago School of Law in 2002. She holds a Washington State Registered Nurse license and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association. Currently Sofia serves as executive director for the Washington Center for Nursing. Prior to joining WCN, Aragon was a senior governmental affairs advisor at the Washington State Nurses Association. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Seattle University College of Nursing and as a legislative externship site supervisor at the Seattle University School of Law. Other experience includes working at the WA Department of Health Community and Family Health Division as the legislative and policy manager; as the contracts manager with DOH’s HIV Client Services; and direct-care nursing positions with Providence Medical Center and the Rainier Park Medical Clinic in Seattle. Aragon also serves as the chair of the Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs; as president of the Washington chapter of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys; and is a member of Filipino Lawyers of Washington.


  • Amadae Breaux, MSN, RN, CCRN
    Clinical Nurse Educator, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Seattle
  • Wendy Fordham, PhD, RN, NPD-BC
    Currently seeking opportunities
  • Jocelyn Ludlow, MN, RN, CHSE, CNE, CMSRN
    Director of Simulation, University of Washington School of Nursing
  • Keondra Rustan, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE
    Assistant Director of Simulation, University of Washington School of Nursing
  • Elaine Walsh, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
    Nurse Scientist in Resilience, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Associate Professor, Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing, UW School of Nursing

UW=University of Washington, Seattle

Professional Credit

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Available Credit

  • 6.10 Contact hours


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For assistance, please contact the Registration Manager at 206-543-1047 or cne@uw.edu.