Is It Better Than the Real Thing?

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Simulation and the Future of Health Care

Kelly Foltz-Ramos

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James Cozza

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Noon-1 p.m. EST

Join University at Buffalo School of Nursing faculty and alums, Kelly Foltz-Ramos, PhD '17, CAS '17, MS '08, Assistant Professor and Director of Simulation, and James Cozza, MS '12, BS '08, Clinical Instructor and Simulation Coordinator, for a discussion on simulation and the future of health care education. This webinar will explore how diverse simulation technologies, such as high-fidelity patient simulators, standardized patients, desktop-based virtual simulation, virtual reality, and augmented reality, are reshaping the future of health care education. Discover how these advancements enhance skills and patient care through an interactive demonstration.

About Kelly Foltz-Ramos and James Cozza
Kelly Foltz-Ramos, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CHSE (she/her) is an Assistant Professor and Director of Simulation at the UB School of Nursing. Foltz-Ramos earned her PhD in Curriculum, Instruction and the Science of Learning from the Graduate School of Education at UB. She is also an alum of UB's MS, Family Nurse Practitioner program. She has won numerous awards and grants, including a $1.5 million training grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) aimed at using virtual reality-based experiential education to meet the needs of rural and underserved populations.

James Cozza, MS, FNP-BC, ENP-C, (he/him) is a Clinical Instructor and Simulation Coordinator at the UB School of Nursing. Cozza is a graduate of UB's MS, Family Nurse Practitioner program and the BS in Nursing. He is currently enrolled in the DNP program. Cozza is a distinguished UBMD 'Emergency Medicine Academy Instructor,' educating new providers on how to best care for underserved and diverse patient populations. He continues to serve as a UBMD emergency nurse practitioner.