A regional simulation center partnership: collaboration to improve staff and student competency

J Contin Educ Nurs. 2009 Feb;40(2):67-73. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20090201-09.


This article describes the development of a Regional Simulation Center by a hospital, university, and community college to provide competency education and validation for students, nurses, and other allied health staff. Using high-fidelity patient simulators and scenario-based simulations, bachelor's of science in nursing-prepared laboratory mentors provide realistic opportunities for hospital staff and students to validate their clinical judgment as well as their psychomotor skills. The process of development, as well as the advantages of the partnership for the hospital and the nursing programs, is outlined.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computer Simulation*
  • Education, Nursing / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Interinstitutional Relations*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / education*
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Texas