Simulation Graduate Certificate for Health Care Professionals

Online Graduate Program in Healthcare Simulation

Program Description

Boise State University offers an online Healthcare Simulation Certificate. This nine credit hour interprofessional program (3 courses, 3 credit hours each) offers a combination of two completely online courses and one hybrid course that includes a three day on-campus visit for an intensive training experience at the accredited Boise State College of Health Sciences Simulation Center. This program provides the participant with the skills to facilitate healthcare simulations and to operate and maintain a simulation center using evidence-based teaching methods. Courses are all taught by Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators (CHSE)

Kay Gregorio, RN, MSN, Former Student: Even though I’m a novice in the simulation arena, I am amazed how much I am learning and I can’t imagine entering this field without the knowledge and experiences I’m acquiring. Not only do you provide us with the latest and greatest evidence, research, and resources, but we get to meet (in our weekly videos) the authors and who’s who in the field of simulation. Can’t wait to see what we will learn next!

Program Objectives

  • Create a curriculum to develop healthcare educators who are able to use evidence-based principles and best practices in simulation teaching.
  • Create a program which will provide baseline knowledge in preparation for three interprofessional certifications offered by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in simulation education, advanced simulation education, and simulation operations.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates will be able to write, conduct, and debrief simulation scenarios for health professions students which promote optimal learning and skill development.
  2. Graduates will develop skills to manage simulation center activities such as planning, scheduling, budgeting, and equipment troubleshooting.