Kim MacAvoy-Sorochen, MSN, RN, CEN, Clinical Education and Simulation Lab coordinator in the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions at Thomas Edison State University, has earned the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE®) designation.

MacAvoy-Sorochen, who passed all practice and theory requirements to become a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, is one of fewer than 3,000 CHSE-certified registered nurses to hold the designation.

Developed by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, a global community of practice enhancing the quality of healthcare, the CHSE certification is intended for individuals who perform healthcare simulation in the educator role.

“I wanted to earn the CHSE certification because it demonstrates an expertise in simulation and provides me with a greater understanding of the process, which makes me a better educator,” said MacAvoy-Sorochen, who works on the Accelerated BSN Program team at the university.

A Certified Emergency Nurse with a background in emergency nursing, MacAvoy-Sorochen, a Monmouth Junction, N.J., resident, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees as well as a Certificate in Nurse Educator from TESU. Prior to joining TESU, she worked as a reproductive and endocrinology nurse coordinator at a fertility clinic and at Penn Medicine at Princeton, both in Princeton, N.J.

“It is anticipated that students will benefit greatly from Kim’s expertise in developing and implementing simulation-based education and training designed to enhance patient safety and quality during healthcare delivery,” said Dr. Lia van Rijswijk, DNP, RN, CWCN, associate dean of Undergraduate Programs in the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions.

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