This past summer, Kate Morse, RN, CRNP – Ret, PhD, took on a leadership role at Drexel University after a four- year tenure as Associate Director of the Educational Leadership and International Program (ELIP) at the Center for Medical Simulation. Dr. Morse, who will remain a CMS faculty member and course director for CMS’ Simulation Instructor Training Program, is now the Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning and Innovation at the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University.
Asked what she is most excited about in her new role, Dr. Morse says, “Engaging with students and faculty to infuse simulation in their curriculum to solve their educational challenges and to support faculty to improve their debriefing skills.”
Dr. Morse previously served as the Associate Chair of Nurse Practitioner Programs and an Associate Clinical Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University. She was also an Associate Professor at the Drexel University College of Medicine and Director of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Drexel University.
For Dr. Morse, returning to Drexel is a lot like going home, but leaving CMS is bittersweet:
“Simulation, and in particular the Center for Medical Simulation, has changed the trajectory of my career to be focused on simulation in a way that I don’t think would have happened without the exposure and work at CMS. In many ways, caring for patients in simulation extended my clinical career and broadened my opportunity to influence other’s practice.”
Kate is planning to return to CMS to teach the Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing course in April 2020. To learn more about the simulation programs offered at Drexel University, please visit: https://drexel.edu/cnhp/about/CICSP/