Shadow Health: Webinar

Webinar: Achieving QSEN Competencies through Virtual Simulation Learning


Dr. Gerry Altmiller will discuss how Virtual Simulation Learning, like the Shadow Health Digital Clinical Experiences, can be used to achieve QSEN Competencies.


Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC
The College of New Jersey
Director of QSEN Regional Center
Academic Task Force Leader


Gerry Altmiller is an associate professor of nursing at The College of New Jersey, a clinical nurse specialist consultant for Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a member of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Collaboration since 2006, serving as a member of one of the pilot schools. She currently is a national consultant for QSEN providing workshops at universities around the country, serves on the QSEN Institute advisory board, and is the director of the QSEN Institute Regional Center at The College of New Jersey.  She was invited by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to develop the Teamwork and Communication Module of their Transition to Practice Program, designed to support nurse residency for new-to-practice nurses. Dr. Altmiller was a Lindback Award recipient for distinguished teaching in 2014.  She has published about quality and safety in graduate and undergraduate nursing education and speaks at national venues on this topic.  Her research has focused on communication challenges as well as incivility in the educational and practice environment and the negative effects these impose on patient safety.

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About Shadow Health

Shadow Health® makes Digital Clinical ExperiencesTM (DCEs), high-fidelity virtual patient simulations which can be used to replace a portion of traditional clinical hours.

Students engage with Digital Standardized PatientsTM (using a state-of-the-art conversation engine and interactive 3D imagery) to perform assessments, practice documentation, and demonstrate critical thinking.

Additional Resources

  1. Faculty across the world have conducted research on the impact of integrating the DCE simulations into their courses. Click here to learn more about their findings:

  2. The QSEN Institute has partnered with Shadow Health to develop virtual patient simulations for all courses across the Graduate and Undergraduate curricula. To learn more about these simulations and request a faculty demonstration, click here:

The Shadow Health team is hard at work building the Advanced Pharmacology DCE, which will be released in Spring 2018. Schedule your time now to review this new technology!

To watch the recording of the webinar, click here:

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To download the webinar slides, click here: Shadow Health and QSEN_October Webinar Slides

For questions about the QSEN Institute and Competencies, feel free to contact Dr. Gerry Altmiller (

For questions about Shadow Health and the Digital Clinical Experiences, feel free to contact