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April 21, 11am | Younger Auditorium

Presented by Kellie Bryant, DNP, WHNP, CHSE, FAAN

Kellie Bryant, DNP, WHNP, CHSE, FAAN, currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs and Simulation and Associate Professor at Columbia School of Nursing’s accredited Helene Fuld Health Trust Simulation Center. She also is a consultant for Dr. Uché Blackstock’s Advancing Health Equity company. Bryant has over 20 years of teaching experience and 15 years of experience in simulation. Throughout her career she has become an expert in the field of simulation through her experience with designing simulation centers and implementing simulation programs for two of the top-rated nursing schools in the country. In her current role she oversees the day-to-day operations and implementation of simulation-based education for all the prelicensure and advance practice nursing students. She is also the medical director of Columbia’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Program which has provided training to over 2,000 individuals. Additional responsibilities include implementing institutional and community-based initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Bryant’s research focus includes simulation use to improve patient safety, opioid overdose prevention, and developing nursing pathway programs for historically marginalized students. Her work has been disseminated globally through 23 published articles, research as Primary/Co-Investigator for over $5,659,000 in research projects, and conducting over 100 presentations.

Bryant serves on many national and international committees. At Columbia University, she was appointed co-chair of the campus-wide antiracism taskforce for community service. She is currently the chair of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s (SSH) media and communication committee, appointed member of SSH’s DEI workgroup, member of the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation Learning IncluDE diversity committee, and serves on the editorial board for the Clinical Simulation in Nursing journal. She is serving her third year on the CDC funded Nurse-Led Vaccine Confidence Advisory Committee. Lastly, Bryant is currently on the second vice-president for the Greater NYC Black Nurses Association.

Bryant received her Associates degree in nursing from Hudson Valley Community College. She continued her education at Stony Brook University where she received her Bachelor’s in Nursing and a Master’s Degree as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Doctorate in Nursing Education from Case Western Reserve University.

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