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OSF Jump Simulation Education director recognized among Top 5 Emerging Training Leaders

Nikki Delinski, DPN, RN

Nikki Delinski, DNP, RN, director of Educational Operations for OSF Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center in Peoria, Illinois, is among training magazines 2022 Top 25 Emerging Training Leaders in the nation. Delinski was further recognized as ranking among the Top 5 Emerging Training Leaders based on her nomination submitted by a colleague.

Training magazine, a leader in professional development and training news, is a magazine and online website advocating for training and workforce development as a business tool. It annually recognizes training professionals who inspire and engage their organizations with exceptional leadership skills, business acumen and innovation. The winners have been in the industry for two to 10 years and demonstrate stellar leadership skills, business savvy and training instincts.

Delinski started as a critical care nurse scholar, product education specialist, then served as director of Clinical Professional Development for OSF HealthCare. She’s been in her current role since February of 2020, and has direct oversight of the 13-member Educational Operations team, and the 40+-member Standardized Participant Program of specially trained actors for simulations. The teams engage in project development, scheduling, delivery and evaluation, and support all on-site simulation-based events as well as the “in situ” (on site) events across the health care system.

In addition to leading Jump’s educational operations, Delinski also represents the simulation center on multiple task forces and workgroups in the advancement of education and training for the OSF HealthCare Ministry. Her nominator, Lisa T. Barker, MD, points out, “The pandemic limited in-person training and Delinski responded by revitalizing the ‘in situ’ program and leveraged teleconferencing platforms to deploy virtual communication training opportunities across the system, keeping all participants safe .”

dr Barker applauds how Delinski collaborated with system leaders and educators to champion the use of Jump’s simulation resources and technologies to maximize impact.

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