American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Need a Hand with Surgical Education at Your Institution?

Consider a NiSE!

Nurses in Surgical Education (NiSE):

  • Work in conjunction with the institution’s department of surgery
  • Teach core skills to medical and postgraduate students
  • Create and run simulation training events, OSCEs, OSATs, and assessment programs
  • Participate in research projects
  • Gather, store, and synthesize varied data
  • Run wellness activities and provide emotional support
  • Support EPAs and milestones through development, design, and implementation of medical student and postgraduate curriculum
  • Bring hands-on operating room and patient care experience to the learning environment

For job descriptions, help getting your NiSE program started, and ongoing support, contact NiSE Committee members Ruth Braga ( or Jen Doty (

You can also tweet questions using #NiSE.