Monina Franco-Tantuico, MSN, BSMT, RN, CNE
Alumnus CCRN, RBHS Lecturer and Clinical Learning Coordinator
Division of Advanced Nursing Practice
Newark Health Sciences
Specialty: Advancing nursing education through active learning and evidence-based strategies such as nursing simulations
Monina Franco-Tantuico MSN, BSMT, RN, CNE, Alumnus CCRN is the Center for Clinical Learning Coordinator for the Human Simulation Program (HSP) which includes the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and Teaching OSCE (TOSCE) for the advanced nursing practice (ANP)division. She oversees the daily operation of the HSP, including hiring, training and retention of about 29 standardized patients (SP); scheduling and coordination of human simulation activities with the ANP faculty; and orientation of the ANP students. She is sensitive to the stressful nature of the HSP and continues to assist learners in reducing stress by encouraging exposure to the space and relaxation exercises. She is committed to the standardization of human simulation experiences using national and international simulation standards such as the Association of Standardized Patient Educators Standards of Best Practice (ASPE SOBP), National League for Nursing (NLN) Jeffries Theory, and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Standards. She is also an experienced high-fidelity simulation facilitator using simulation-based education (SBE) in the Rutgers School of Nursing entry-to-baccalaureate nursing program.
M. Franco-Tantuico has nursing simulation education experience in the diploma, undergraduate, and graduate nursing programs, using low- to high- fidelity manikins and standardized patients for formative and summative competency evaluations. She also designed and facilitated workshops for faculty, students, and SPs regarding SBE and debriefing practices. She has presented at local, national, and international conferences on topics such as Strategic Planning to Standardize Simulation Practices; Simulation in Nursing Education; Teaching Empathy to Nurse Practitioner Students Using Simulation and Theatre; Fibromyalgia; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Holism and Complementary/Alternative Modalities. Some of her recognitions include the Academic Excellence in Nursing Graduate Studies; Who’s Who among Colleges and Universities; and the New York University Preceptor Award for Nursing Education. She has certificates in evidence-based simulation practices such as Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH) Rater Training from Harvard Center for Medical Simulation and Simulation Education Certificate from Drexel University. She is currently a Ph.D. student focusing on active learning strategies in the nursing curriculum.