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Healthcare Simulation Leadership, M.S. (Online)

The online Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation Leadership prepares students with the leadership components required to develop, facilitate and maintain healthcare-based simulation learning activities. 

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Program Intro

Healthcare simulation as an educational methodology is a fast-growing industry. Students within the online Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation Leadership program will develop expertise in healthcare simulation and become healthcare simulation leaders committed to increasing patient quality and safety outcomes within their chosen organization.

30 Units

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12 Months to Completion

*with a full-time course load

$550 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your M.S. in Healthcare Simulation Leadership (Online) at CBU?

Train in a Fully Accredited, State-of-the-Art Facility

The CBU College of Nursing IPE/ LRC Simulation Center is a fully accredited* state-of-the-art, interprofessional training facility whose mission is to create integrated best-practice simulation, advocating for realism and providing a safe learning environment across health-related disciplines. The program is designed to equip future healthcare simulation leaders to lead programs toward simulation accreditation.

*Accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)

Prepare for Certification

The program is designed to prepare graduates to become certified healthcare simulation educators. CBU is an active member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), and Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE).

Gain a Holistic Perspective

The healthcare simulation leadership program is part of the interprofessional education program at CBU which provides students a holistic perspective of healthcare through the integration of seven healthcare disciplines and local community involvement.

Learn Flexibly Online, On Your Schedule

Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation Leadership degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply a biblical worldview to the moral and ethical questions inherent in simulation leadership.
  2. Apply innovation in areas of technology, design, and evaluation.
  3. Integrate principles of best practice simulation design within simulation-based learning activities.
  4. Initiate leadership strategies within a healthcare setting both clinical and or education based.
  5. Apply and analyze principles of quality and safety improvement within the context of simulation leadership.
  6. Combine principles of research design and evaluation within the context of simulation leadership as it relates to program quality improvement.

HSL 540: Educational Simulation Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation

Includes a thorough overview of instructional design components and learning theory and methodologies related to simulation program design, implementation, and evaluation.

HSL 570: Emerging Trends in Healthcare Simulation Leadership

Explores the current and potential within simulation programs due to impacts of new, emerging, and rapidly evolving technologies within and how these organizations are coping (or not) with the resulting innovation disruption.

HSL 580: Quality and Safety Improvement Practices in Simulation Based Learning

Clinical quality improvement theory; classes of outcomes; process management; management tools and techniques for leading improvement of clinical processes, decision-making and program outcomes.

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Dayna Herrera, D.N.P.

Professor of Nursing
Associate Dean, Division of Learning Environment and Innovation

Office Phone: 951-343-4955
Office Location: Nursing Annex 243

Sarah Pearce

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Director, Standardized Patient and Healthcare Simulation Program

Office Phone: 951-552-8598

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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As you make decisions about graduate school, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.

Application Deadlines Fall Spring Summer
Priority May 15 November 1 March 1
Standard August 1 December 1 April 1

Application Requirements

Career Possibilities

  • Simulation Operation Specialist
  • Director of Simulation
  • Healthcare Simulation Educator

*Some career options may require further education.

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Next Steps

Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!