Simulation Instructor Course

Achieve Institutional Integration of Your Simulation Program Through the Penn State Hershey Simulation Instructor Course (A Certificate Program)

Instructor Course Participants & Faculty

1. September 15-19, 2014  Registration Open

2. New 5 Day Interval Course in 2014  Registration Open

One course day every few weeks: 

Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 31, Nov 14, Dec 5 

This course requires independent reading and group work between sessions

3. March 16-20, 2015   Registration Open

4. September 14-18, 2015   Call to reserve a spot

A sound integration strategy depends on clinical faculty who understand the theory and practice of simulation. Jumpstart your simulation program with the Penn State Hershey Instructor Course. The Simulation Center, a leader in educating faculty to teach with simulation, has been offering this five-day experiential course continuously since 2007. Our graduates are active in all disciplines and levels of clinical practice. In this course you will:

  • Discover why simulation is a technique, not a technology.
  • Conclude that a simulation program's first step is not to buy a manikin.
  • Distinguish simulation learning from how you learned in college.
  • Demonstrate the art of debriefing.

Course Content

This five-day highly interactive certificate course features a multi-disciplinary faculty who teach how to combine simulation with traditional methodologies, apply assessment tools, and choose among various simulation modalities for specific applications. The course provides a practical framework in learning theory, group dynamics, and psychology of the learner, focusing on debriefing skills.  

Each participant assumes the role of student, instructor, and assessor in various simulation activities throughout the week.

>>See a sample schedule.       See suggested course reading list.    Simulation Glossary

Class space is limited to 15 participants!

Participants will receive: * Certificate in Simulation * 38 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits or 38 PSNA contact hours * Breakfast * Lunch * Course Materials * T-Shirt * Mug * Flashdrive *

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