ANPD Annual Convention 2021 - Aspire to Inclusivity

SimWars - New in 2021!

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 to the NPD specialty and there's no better (or, more fun) way to practice this leadership skill 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 2021 Annual Convention, Aspire to Inclusivity, in August.

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Registration Now Closed

Participants capped at 15. 


Here's How It Works:

The SimWars competition will have two rounds prior to Aspire to Inclusivity

Round one will take place between April 30-May 26, 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 that focus on team dynamics and the affective domain. These debriefs will be recorded and later reviewed by ANPD judges, Marie Gilbert DNP, RN, CHSE and Elizabeth Horsley, MSMS, RN, CHSE. Participants will be scored with the DASH tool


1st place:
Free registration to the 2022 ANPD Annual Convention in San Antonio and a free iPad from iSimulateThe top three finalists will then move on to round two and compete for first, second, and third place. Round two will take place in June and winners will be announced and rewarded at Aspire to Inclusivity

  • 2nd place: One free hotel night for the 2022 ANPD Annual 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, and a complimentary copy of Making a Difference: An Anthology of Nursing Professional Development Stories
*People's Choice: All debrief videos will be shared during Aspire to Inclusivity and attendees will vote for their favorite debriefer.