Traci McKeon, BS, MS, recently joined UNMC as the new Simulation and Clinical Skills Specialist for both CAHP and CON at the Health Science Education Complex on the UNK Campus. Traci attended UNK for her undergraduate degree in the 1990’s and most recently graduated from UNK in 2017 with her MS in Education in Instructional Technology. She has worked in primary and secondary education as a para educator, and teacher/librarian since 2008. She is looking forward to working in higher education and helping the nurses and health professionals of tomorrow learn through the tools and advancements of standardized patients and simulation technology. She and her husband, Dan live in rural Amherst, NE and have 4 children, Bridget (24), Luke (22), Caleb (19) and Lydia (16).