Growing towards full simulation accreditation: One multi-site center
This poster describes the Healthcare Simulation Center’s (HCSC) ongoing growth from provisional simulation accreditation towards meeting the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) full accreditation standards. The HCSC provides simulation-based experiences (SBE) within a land grant university-based college of nursing. The HCSC’s learning experiences are delivered to over 900 undergraduate and graduate nursing students at the main campus and three distance sites (within 50 to 391 miles beyond the main campus). The HCSC earned provisional SSH accreditation in October 2018 and is continuing its journey towards receiving full accreditation by 2022. The HCSC’s initial infrastructure will be described as well as the progressing modifications being made towards the full accreditation submission. The provisional accreditation process identified the gaps and overlaps that led to the development of the HCSC’s strategic plan; determined available resources (including human, equipment, supplies, and space); and emphasized the importance and sustainability of trained, dedicated simulation faculty and staff within the HCSC. Strategies will be described on how the HCSC gathered support within and beyond the College of Nursing. Efforts to further develop gains in program marketing, professional development, richer SBE, resource management, and standardized program delivery within and between the sites.
Identify the importance of meeting the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation: Operations.
Discuss strategies to obtain full simulation accreditation through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
Determine potential gains from earning full simulation accreditation through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.