Nilson Mejia demonstrates simulation education during the Telemundo news broadcast.

TWhile the shortage of nurses in clinical practice has received extensive publicity in recent years, the growing crisis in nursing education is less well known. Yet, due to a variety of economic and social factors, the educators who will teach the next generation of urgently needed health care professionals are also in short supply.

A segment about the topic on Telemundo's 6:30 p.m. news program Noticiero Telemundo last July featured interviews at the Schwartz Center with Susana Barroso, R.N., B.S.N., associate director of the International Academy for Simulation Education and Research, and recent master's program graduate Nilson Mejia, B.S.N. '06, M.S.N. '07. The broadcast, seen across the U.S. as well as in many countriesin Latin America and the Caribbean, touched on ways in which the School of Nursing and Health Studies is addressing the issue, including its state-of-the-art simulation learning technologies and the accelerated B.S.N. program.