SimPOW is a loose alliance of healthcare simulation professionals in the tri-state area (western Pennsylvania, northwestern West Virginia, and eastern Ohio). We offer free membership, which includes an open invitation to any of our lunch conferences. See the News and Events page for more information.


One more SimPOW meeting is scheduled for now. Keep your eye on this site for more!
February 9, 2019, Kent State University Tuscarawas, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer to host a SimPOW meeting, please email communications@pocketnurse.com.


SimPOW offers simulation professionals the opportunity to discuss best practices and pain points in free, seasonal sessions and online forums.

News and Events

Tips for Building a Standardized Patient Program

One of the challenges for nursing and healthcare education programs that want to use simulation scenarios is deciding whether or not to use standardized patients (also called standardized participants or simulated patients, and referred to here as SPs going forward). Manikins can provide very basic feedback for some simulation scenarios. Learning how to take vital …

SimPOW at Pocket Nurse

SimPOW is happy to return to Pocket Nurse for a second year in a row. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pocket Nurse Corporate Headquarters 610 Frankfort Rd., Monaca, PA 15061 Agenda: 11-11:15 a.m.: Registration and welcome 11:15 a.m.-Noon: Simulated Participants by Janet Barber, Standardized patient manager and facilitator at Robert Morris …


Sign up for SimPOW by contacting Dana Bargerstock at bargerstockd@rmu.edu. Request access to the SimPOW WhatsAPP to receive meeting notifications and discussions on your cell phone.