Liza Nowicki RN, MSN, CCRNLiza Nowicki RN, MSN
Simulation Nurse Educator

Liza is a nurse educator for the Center for Education, Simulation & Innovation (CESI) at Hartford Hospital. In this role, she has overseen the implementation of a simulation based performance evaluation of HH’s nurse’s response to emergency situations. Liza has been a faculty member of the CESI since 2005, and has been a simulation instructor with Hartford Hospital’s ICU Core program since 2004. Liza has presented regionally on the use of simulation as a teaching/learning tool. She also presented a poster at the Society for Critical Care Medicine’s Annual Congress (2007) on the use of simulation for multidisciplinary training of implementing sepsis guidelines and teamwork training.

Prior to this role, Liza has been a critical care nurse educator in various roles since 2002. Most recently serving as the interim educator for the MICU, Liza also was Co-Chair of the hospital wide policy and procedure committee. Prior to this, she implemented a 6-month long GN-ICU transition program for all 5 critical care units (2007-2009) in which she used bi-monthly simulated cases to develop the critical thinking skills of these new RN’s. Liza’s first educator role at Hartford Hospital was in the SICU and vascular/thoracic/general surgery floor where she worked for 5 years. Liza has 19 years of nursing experience working clinically in MICU, SICU, medicine as well as Long-term care. She received her MSN in Nursing Education in 2001 from the University of Hartford. Other nursing education experience includes 2 years adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut undergraduate nursing program.