The Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center at Robert Morris University, developed in 2009, is a major regional educational resource and a center of excellence for simulation training and research.
The center's internationally recognized faculty and specially trained simulation specialists and technicians work side by side with health care organizations around the region, creatively broadening the educational experience of health sciences students by maximizing their learning opportunities.
Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FAAN, is director of the RMU’s Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center. Suzie is editor-in-chief of Clinical Simulation in Nursing and the VP of research for the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) and recently named as fellow of the Academy of Nursing.
The RISE Center facilitates simulation education in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences undergraduate and graduate programs.