Fox programs Apollo for a patient scenario

Fox programs Apollo for a patient scenario

Photographer: Christine Shaw

Dr. Willan and Zanesville Nursing Faculty with Apollo, the Nursing Simulation Unit

Dr. Willan interacts with Apollo as Pam Sealover and Carol Schaumleffel look on

Photographer: Christine Shaw

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Fox rewarded for dedication to Nursing

Matthew Fox headshot

Zanesville Campus Assistant Professor of Nursing Matthew Fox was awarded advanced certification for cardiac/vascular nursing through the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) recently.

The ANCC Cardiac-Vascular Nursing board certification examination is a competency based examination that provides a valid and reliable assessment of clinical knowledge and skills of registered nurses in the cardiac-vascular specialty after initial RN licensure. The certification is valid for five years with professional development and must be renewed by completing at least 75 hours of continuing education and one or more of eight professional development or service to the nursing profession options.

Fox completed more than 100 hours of continuing education and more than 1,000 clinical practice hours on the cardiovascular intermediate unit at Genesis HealthCare System. In addition, Fox applied for and received an 1804 Fund award for nursing simulation equipment to enhance student education. In addition, he collected data on how simulation increases nurse to provider communication and decreases medication errors in acute care nursing practice. He presented those findings at the University of Kentucky’s 13th Annual Nursing Faculty Development Workshop: Improving Learning by Engaging Students program last May.

“Students often struggle with the transition from classroom to professional nursing practice,” Fox said. “They have expressed how much the simulation helped solidify understanding of concepts and increased knowledge of pharmacology and more.”

To date the simulation equipment has been utilized for more than 100 simulation patient care situations including cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, transgender patient scenarios, allergic reactions, and more.  

For more information about the ANCC, visit