MCSRC Simulation Train the Trainer Program

Program Overview

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.

The NCSBN National Simulation Study


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.

Eligibility Requirements

• Graduate Degree
• Employed by a Maryland school of nursing or hospital

Nomination Guidelines

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.

November 16, 2020: Deadline for Nomination-Train the Trainer ( forms due)

April 14-16, 2021: Train the Trainer
April 21-23, 2021: Train the Trainer
April 28-30, 2021: Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer Nomination Process
Train the Trainer Nomination Form

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: to:

Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium
Montgomery College, Takoma Park Campus
Main Nursing Office
Attention: MCSRC
7600 Takoma Avenue, HC
Takoma Park, MD 20912-4197
Phone: 240-567-5622
Main Nursing Office: 240-567-5529 or 240-567-5530
Fax: 240-567-5527

For more information, see Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium

Preparing to Offer Excellent Patient Care

MCSRC Nursing Simulation Video Library

Interprofessional Education (IPE) Simulation Modules

Additional information on certifications:

INACSL Standards of Best Practice

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.

Learning Collaborative for Diversifying the Nursing Workforce

Virtual Simulation Webinar: Fostering Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Students and Faculty


Maryland Community and College Simulation Users Network (MCCSUN) was initially funded by an NSP II grant at Hagerstown Community College. It is a collaborative network focused on providing quality simulation training resources and education for Maryland community facilities and colleges. Meetings are held 4 times a year with an annual conference. TBA- May 6, 2021, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Conference Planning Meeting.