Introductory course on origins and current applications and standards for healthcare simulation; overview of simulation methodologies and application in interdisciplinary or interprofessional education and training. (3 units)

Provides a comprehensive overview of the history of simulation, simulation terminology, simulation methodologies and current practices, and standards of best practice within simulation as it relates to simulation design and facilitation components. (3 units)

Designed to provide an in depth and practical understanding of the current utilization and application of innovation and technology within the simulation-based learning environment. Discussion of application, emerging research, and evaluation related to innovation and technology. (3 units)

Includes a thorough overview of instructional design components and learning theory and methodologies related to simulation program design, implementation, and evaluation. Components of learning theory and instructional design in the context of evidenced based-practices as it relates to simulation-based learning are included. (3 units)

Designed to introduce basic concepts in financial management and application concepts of high reliability organizations to lead an organizational culture that supports strong, functional, and safe leaning environments resulting in quality and safe clinical care. (3 units)

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. In addition to tools and best practices, students examine the challenges and opportunities in designing projects that implement new and emerging technologies. Other topics include managing change in organizations because of innovative disruption, the benefits and challenges of leading adapting new technologies. A case study project throughout the course investigates how to identify and implement a new technology that will solve a problem in an organization. (3 units)

Clinical quality improvement theory; classes of outcomes; process management; management tools and techniques for leading improvement of clinical processes, decision-making and program outcomes. (3 units)

The practicum course is focused on advanced healthcare simulation leadership organization and systems theories. Students prepare for simulation leadership roles within healthcare systems, community-based organizations, and university settings. This course will include the completion of a culminating program project related to healthcare simulation innovation and evidenced based practices. (3 units)

Provides a method of summative evaluation in which the student is provided with the opportunity to demonstrate integrated knowledge and growth in simulation leadership. Assessment of student’s cognitive and intellectual growth within their degree as well as within their overall academic learning experience. Provides opportunity for students to integrate and apply learning from their academic career in a comprehensive manner, as well as providing opportunity to demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply knowledge from their academic studies. (2 units)

Students engage in a process of creative scholarly inquiry to generate, synthesize, and translate nursing knowledge. Emphasis is placed on critique of literature, problem identification, selection of appropriate methodologies, ethical procedures, and the dissemination of findings to improve health and transform health care. (3 units)