MCSRC Simulation Train the Trainer Program
The Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC) is designed to increase the quality and quantity of clinical simulation used across all levels of nursing education in Maryland, from pre-licensure to Advanced Practice Nurses (APRNs). The goals of the MCSRC are to: promote the use of simulation in nursing education in Maryland, establish simulation quality guidelines that promote patient safety, increase the number faculty who achieve Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator ® (CHSE®) certification or Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced® (CHSE-A®) certification, track and trend changes in simulation integration into nursing education across the State at undergraduate and graduate programs as well as serve as a simulation resource for Maryland nursing programs.
The MCSRC Simulation Train the Trainer Program provides training to enable nursing faculty and hospital nurse educators to become experts in the use of simulation in nursing education. NSP II funds support the cost of participation in the Simulation Train the Trainer Program for faculty and staff of all Maryland nursing programs and Maryland hospitals who meet eligibility criteria.
Maryland institutions with nursing degree programs and hospital nursing education departments may nominate faculty and staff to participate in the Simulation Train the Trainer program.
Simulation provides a safe environment for learning new skills and procedures, including prioritization and teamwork. As part of its patient safety program, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supports simulation research. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, through a national simulation research study, determined that simulation can be included for up to 50% of the clinical experiences in a nursing program (Hayden, et al., 2014) without impacting nurse graduate quality or performance. By providing a safe learning environment and decreasing the pressure on clinical agencies, clinical simulation can be used to promote safety and enable nursing programs to expand.
NSP II funding is distributed to Montgomery College to support the costs associated with participation in the Simulation Train the Trainer Program, including faculty stipends and certification support.
• Graduate Degree
• Employed by a Maryland school of nursing or hospital
The Dean, Director, or Chief Nursing Officer nominates candidates meeting eligibility criteria. The number of nominations is unlimited, but should be submitted in priority order. To be considered for selection, nomination packages must be complete and submitted by the deadline. All complete nomination packages submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by a selection panel.
Completed nomination packages include:
• Nominee Information Form
• Professional Vitae
• Active Nursing License Verification
• Verification of employment in a Maryland nursing program or hospital education department
• Title and discipline(s) of employment
• Job Description
• Proof of In-Process Matriculation, if applicable
• Narrative describing how nominated faculty or staff member will impact the implementation, quality and mentoring of simulation in the nursing program or hospital. Narrative should identify the extent to which simulation will be used in the program.
Nominations must be emailed or mailed to:
Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium
Montgomery College, Takoma Park Campus
Main Nursing Office
7600 Takoma Avenue, HC
Takoma Park, MD 20912-4197
Main Nursing Office: 240-567-5529 or 240-567-5530
For more information, see Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium
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Additional information on certifications:
- Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator ® (CHSE®) certification
- Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced® (CHSE-A®) certification
Virtual Simulation Options
The NLN Center for Innovation in Education Excellence with contributions from NLN Simulation Leaders are compiling virtual simulation options for pre-licensure students and NP students.
The documents will be updated every Monday.
- Virtual Simulation Options for Undergraduate Students
- Virtual Simulation Options for Nurse Practitioner Students
- Beroz, S. (2017). A Statewide Survey of Simulation Practices using NCSBN Simulation Guidelines. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13(6), 270–277.
- Beroz, S., Schneidereith, T., Farina, C., Daniels, A., Dawson, L., Watties-Daniels, D., & Sullivan, N. (2019). A Statewide Curriculum Model for Teaching Simulation Education Leaders. Nurse Educator: January/February 2020 - Volume 45 - Issue 1 - p 56-60.