Suzan (Suzie) Kardong-Edgren PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN is an internationally known speaker, consultant, and educational researcher with over 120 publications. Dr. Edgren was a consultant on the landmark National Council of Nursing National Simulation Study that determined that up to 50% of traditional clinical could be replaced with high quality simulation.

Dr. Edgren served as the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Simulation in Nursing for 10 years; and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of 2 new interactive online review guides for those seeking certification in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She was awarded the National League for Nursing Debby Spunt Lectureship and the Michael Gordon Lectureship in Simulation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. Edgren served as chair of the Research Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the Vice President of Research for the INACSL. She is a Fellow in the Society of Simulation in Healthcare, the Academy of Nursing Education Fellows, and the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Edgren is the immediate past president of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Nursing, an Associate Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Medical Simulation.

  • BSN, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
  • MS, Nursing, Texas Womans University, Dallas, TX
  • PhD, Health Studies, Texas Womans University, Denton, TX

  • Simulation to improve health professions education and outcomes
  • Use of technology to improve education and patient outcomes

Dr. Edgren has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Dr. Edgren's publications on Google Scholar or in her CV. 

Combining cognitive rehearsal, clinical simulation, and biomarker data to address workplace incivility.

A simulation pilot study comparing art-enhanced debriefing and traditional debriefing.

The state of distance healthcare simulation during the COVID-19 pandemic: Results of an international study.

Learning outcomes attributed to prelicensure clinical education in nursing: A systematic review of qualitative research.

What did you do during COVID-19? Uncovering narratives during the pandemic in the simulation community.


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In addition, Dr. Edgren regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.

Sharing your scholarly work and innovations with the world: NOT just publications anymore! at Itqan Clinical Simulation & Innovation Center.

Transforming and scaling up nursing education and training through patient simulation: Preparing the nurse of the future at the 1st Simulation and Innovation Resource Center of Phetchaburi (SIRCOP) International Conference.

Dissemination: Not what it used to be at the International Pediatric Simulation Society.

The future of nursing: Learning from the past to prepare for the future at the Assessment Technologies Incorporated (ATI) National Nursing summit.

State of the science: Clinical nursing education and simulation at Texas A & M University.

Awards and Honors

Top 10 Reviewer, Journal of Nursing Education, 2021

The top 10 reviewers are recognized for the quantity, quality, and timeliness of reviews they provide.

Wilkerson Distinguished Lecturer, 2021

Texas A&M University College of Nursing

Resuscitation Quality Improvement Lifesaving Award for 20,000 Lives Saved, 2021

American Heart Association, Laerdal Medical, and the National League for Nursing

INACSL People’s Choice Award (Poster), 2021

“A pilot study comparing art enhanced simulation debriefing with traditional debriefing.”

INACSL Outstanding Research Poster, 2021

“A pilot study comparing art enhanced simulation debriefing with traditional debriefing.”