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.


The next SimPOW meeting is Saturday April 27 at West Virginia University.

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

SimPOW April Session

Date: April 27, 2019 Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: West Virginia University (WVU) WVU STEPS David and Jo Ann Shaw Center1 Medical Center Dr. #3642, Morgantown WV 26506 Attendance is free and comes with Continuing Education (CE) Credits, lunch provided by ATI Nursing Education, and sessions on debriefing and virtual reality (VR). See …

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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 …


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.