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Faculty everywhere are seeking help to become better facilitators when using high-fidelity patient simulators. Our graduate level certificate program is your answer.

Simulation is a time-honored strategy in healthcare education and has been utilized for decades to help learners apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom.

Simulation as a Teaching Strategy

The addition of patient simulation allows educators an opportunity to:

  • Provide hands-on application of learning in a safe, non-threatening environment without risk to human patients
  • Help students manage a variety of patient care situations that they might not otherwise encounter in the traditional clinical environment
  • Using state-of-the-art, high-fidelity patient simulators, our faculty has become leaders in the use of this teaching and learning strategy

Why Choose Bryan College of Health Sciences

While the use of high-fidelity patient simulation grows exponentially in health care education and practice environments, faculty continue to have a need to enhance their experience and expertise in using this teaching strategy.

At Bryan College, we provide:

  • A Simulation Education Graduate Certificate program with academic credit earned
  • Online educational strategies
  • Opportunity for practicum experience with practical value
  • Program outcomes that contribute to the body of knowledge for patient simulation
  • A 10-week format that avoids the busiest times in academic schedules
  • Courses appropriate for academic and staff educators

Admission Requirements

Applications are evaluated based on the review of the following materials:
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in a healthcare related field
  • Cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for baccalaureate or graduate coursework preferred
  • Two years of clinical experience, preferred
  • Teaching experience, preferred
  • Two professional references
  • Applicants for whom English is a learned language may be asked to take the TOEFL English proficiency exam and score 550 paper based or 213 computer based or better

Ready to Apply?

To be considered for admission, the Admissions Office must receive the following items:
  • Completed application form
  • Official College/University Transcript(s) for all academic coursework. For graduates of Bryan College of Health Sciences or Bryan School of Nursing, your signature on the application form implies consent for the Registrar at Bryan College of Health Sciences to forward an official copy of your undergraduate transcript to the Admissions Office
  • Two professional reference forms
  • A brief explanation of your goals for the Simulation Education Certificate program, your current position and your previous experience with simulation. Not to exceed two pages, double spaced
  • Application Deadline: July 15 for fall semester

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Course Descriptions and Learning Objectives

Course Descriptions

We are one of only a few programs in the United States to offer a Simulation Education Graduate Certificate program with academic credit earned. This certificate program is taught by leaders in simulation teaching and learning.

Setting the Stage for Simulation
This three-credit hour course is the first in the series of three on-line courses necessary to complete the Simulation Education Graduate Certificate program. The course is designed to provide the essential components of simulation as a teaching strategy for educators in academic and clinical environments. Components include types of simulation, components of a simulation scenario, simulation environment, integration of evidence-base practice, and evaluation strategies.
Using Simulation to Facilitate Learning
This three-credit course is designed to provide a mixture of didactic and hands-on learning opportunities for the simulation educator, with the focus on the role of the educator as facilitator in an academic environment or clinical practice setting. Concepts include developing objectives, curriculum integration strategies, fidelity, design and management of the simulated clinical experience, interdisciplinary team training, debriefing, research, and evaluation.
Simulation Education Capstone
This three-credit course encourages the learner to explore deeper understanding of current issues and trends in simulation education, develop a project or research study designed to address an identified issue, and to further apply concepts and skills learned throughout the certificate program. The course culminates with a contribution to the body of knowledge for patient simulation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program the graduate will be able to:
  1. Integrate the theories, concepts and skills of patient simulation education within any academic or health care setting
  2. Facilitate patient simulation activities according to established principles and guidelines of currently identified best practice
  3. Increase scholarship and/or leadership skills in the area of simulation education
  4. Analyze the impact of patient simulation use on outcomes of student learning and/or patient care outcomes

Curriculum Plan

View the curriculum plan for the Simulation Education Certificate

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