2021 Sandiford Brown

Conducting robust clinical conferences: A guide for clinical faculty

Dione Sandiford, MSN, RN
Joset Brown, EdD, MSN, RN

Dione Sandiford is a Lecturer and Clinical Learning Facilitator in the Center for Clinical Learning at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing. Ms. Sandiford works collaboratively with faculty to facilitate simulation-based learning for undergraduate nursing students and interprofessional students. She also instructs and evaluates students’ clinical skills performance. Ms. Sandiford is a dynamic educator who has been instrumental in converting in-person simulations to remote simulation experiences, and has been a member of the virtual learning task force to review and evaluate digital clinical experiences for usefulness and application to undergraduate nursing programs.

Dr. Brown is an experienced registered nurse and nursing faculty with research interests in student learning outcomes, graduate nurse transition to practice, and effective educational strategies. Dr. Brown’s clinical and academic practice spans over 25 years resulting in collaborations with interprofessional teams to complete quality improvement projects and research in academic and clinical settings. With national and international publications focusing on the theory-practice gap and graduate nurse transition, she maintains a professional interest in improving undergraduate nursing curriculum quality through the integration of simulation technology.