ANPD is excited to announce the 2nd annual SimWars competition!

NPD practitioners debrief every day, whether it is debriefing a learning experience or during a one-on-one with a staff member. Debriefing is a core competency of the NPD specialty and there's no better (or more fun) way to practice this skill set than by participating in ANPD's SimWars.

SimWars is an online competition, facilitated by iSimulate, that challenges NPD practitioners to demonstrate their debriefing skills after viewing filmed simulation scenarios. The top three highest scoring debriefers will be recognized at ANPD's 2022 Annual Convention, Aspire to Trailblaze

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Registration is now closed.

Here's How It Works:

Round one will take place throughout November and December, where 15 participants will schedule time with iSimulate to watch a pre-recorded simulation scenario. After the simulation scenario, they will debrief the team lead based on the learning outcomes.

Three finalists will then be selected to proceed to Round 2, held live at ANPD's Annual Convention, Aspire to Trailblaze, in San Antonio, TX, March 22-25, 2022. These debriefs will be reviewed by ANPD judges, Marie Gilbert DNP, RN, CHSE and Elizabeth Horsley, MS, RN, CHSE. Participants will be scored with the DASH tool

Winners will be announced at the conclusion of ANPD's Annual Convention. 

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Four winners will be selected based on the judging and scoring information shared above. Prizes include:

  • 1st Place: Free registration to the 2023 ANPD Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA, and a free iPad from iSimulate
  • 2nd Place: One free hotel night in Atlanta, GA during the 2023 ANPD Convention
  • 3rd Place: A $50 credit to the ANPD Online Store
  • People's Choice: The opportunity to be published in TrendLines with an article about your SimWars experience, a $15 credit to the ANPD Online Store, and a complimentary copy of Making a Difference: An Anthology of Nursing Professional Development Stories
*People's Choice: All debriefs will be shared during Aspire to Trailblaze, and attendees will vote for their favorite debriefer.