Natalie Bowen is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and from Grand Canyon University with a Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education. Her professional background includes clinical experience in Adult Health and Obstetrics. Natalie’s career in academia has primarily been in lab and simulation across all levels of undergraduate nursing. Her passion for process improvement led her to develop a unit based nursing council that encouraged nurses to be active participants in decision making on a department level. She has served on several organizational committees including leadership committees within the clinical setting, institutional committees as ASU, and simulation committees with international simulation organizations. Natalie was awarded by HonorHealth for Exemplar Professional Practice during the 2016 American Nurses Association National Nurses Week. Natalie is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and an alumni of the 2020 National League for Nursing Simulation Leadership Development Program. She is passionate about sustainability, process improvement, and experiential learning. Her desire for sustainability has led to her development of a recycling program which maintains the integrity and value of student supplies while saving thousands in supply costs and reducing waste from entering landfills. She presented at the 2019 INACSL pre-conference about recognizing the need for community-based care and the development of a community-based simulation in undergraduate education. She is a member of the National League for Nursing, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, Arizona Simulation Network, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.