2022: Keynote Speakers

2022 QSEN International Forum

June 1-3, 2022

Keynote Speakers

Toward a Common Taxonomy of Competency Domains for the Health Professions and
Competencies for Physicians

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Medical School
Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Englander’s publication on interprofessional competencies was the inspiration for the AACN Re-envisioned essentials. Learn about why competency-based education is an essential way forward to ensure quality and safety in healthcare!


Traditional Clinical Outcomes in Prelicensure Nursing Education: An Empty Systematic Review

Speakers: Suzan “Suzie” Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN

Suzan (Suzie) Kardong-Edgren PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN is an internationally known speaker, consultant, and educational researcher with over 120 publications. Dr. Edgren was a consultant on the landmark National Council of Nursing National Simulation Study that determined that up to 50% of traditional clinical could be replaced with high-quality simulation and will reprise that role again in the National Council Simulation Study 2.0. 

Dr. Edgren served as the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Simulation in Nursing for 10 years, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of 2 new interactive online review guides for those seeking certification in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She was awarded the National League for Nursing Debby Spunt Lectureship and the Michael Gordon Lectureship in Simulation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. Edgren served as chair of the Research Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the Vice President of Research for the INACSL.  She is a Fellow in the Society of Simulation in Healthcare, the Academy of Nursing Education Fellows, and the American Academy of Nursing.  

Dr. Edgren is the President-elect of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Nursing and an Associate Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. 


Learn about the Registered Nurses of Ontario’s Implementation Toolkit on how to make lasting change

Speaker: Doris Grinspun, RNAO, CEO
Chief Executive Officer of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Dr. Doris Grinspun is Chief Executive Officer of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners. and nursing students in the province of Ontario, Canada’s largest jurisdiction. RNAO’s mandate is to advance healthy public policy and the role of registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Grinspun assumed this position in 1996. She is the founder and visionary of RNAO’s internationally renowned Best Practice Guidelines Program and a leading figure in Canadian and international
health and nursing policy.

From 1990 to 1996, Grinspun served as Director of Nursing at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. She has also worked in practice and administrative capacities in Israel and the United States. Grinspun, who was born in Chile, has an RN diploma from Hadassah School of Nursing in Jerusalem, Israel; a baccalaureate degree in nursing and organizational
behavior from Tel Aviv University, Israel; a master of science in nursing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; and a PhD from the Department of Sociology at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Grinspun is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa School of Nursing, and Associate Fellow of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) at York University. Grinspun was a member of the board of directors of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) from 2013–2017. She has served on several Sigma task forces and committees and is a proud Virginia Henderson Fellow.