DUSON To Host NCNA Simulation Council Meeting

DUSON Center for Nursing Discovery will host the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) Simulation Council Meeting on Friday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Pearson 2140. Margie Molloy and Michele Kuszajewski will present:

The Team Approach to Seeking Simulation Program Accreditation 

Molloy and Kuszajewski will share their experiences in seeking accreditation for the simulation program through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). The SSH is an international organization, established in 2004, recognized for its expertise in simulation in healthcare.  Starting in 2010, SSH being consistent with its mission to lead in facilitating excellence in interprofessional healthcare education, practice, advocacy, and research through simulation modalities, developed an accreditation process for healthcare simulation programs.   

Quick Facts:

  • Accreditation will add value to your simulation program by demonstrating your commitment to meeting established standards of excellence and acknowledging your leadership in the use of simulation for teaching/learning
  • Administrative support is needed in the process, seeking accreditation is a resource intensive undertaking (both in personnel fiscal resources)
  • An electronic submission is required in one of two submission cycles (May or December)
  • A team of on-site reviewers will visit your program once the electronic submission is reviewed
  • An Advisory Board was convened at our school to work on the accreditation process
  • Accreditation duration is 5 years with annual study reports
  • Core Standards (operational standards that underpin the success of a Program) are required to be addressed in addition to one of the Areas/Standards below

Area/Standards of Accreditation:

  1. Teaching/ Education
  2. Assessment
  3. Research
  4. Systems Integration & Patient Safety Standards

The professional development opportunity will be followed by an important business meeting. 


10:00 – 10:15:  Registration and welcome

10:15 – 11:15: Drs. Margie Molloy and Michele Kuszajewski will present: The Team Approach to Seeking Simulation Program Accreditation (1.0 CE)

11:30 – 1:00:   Lunch provided (tours of the Center for Nursing Discovery will be offered)

1:00 – 2:00:     Business meeting

This meeting is open to all health care professionals interested in simulation for education and research. The purpose of the NCNA Simulation Council is networking and exchanging evidence-based research and standards for nursing and inter-professional clinical simulation.

HOW TO REGISTER: RSVP to Cathy Sykes by June 6, 2017 at cisykes@uncg.edu

CNE CREDIT: One contact hour will be earned through participation in this event. 

Durham VA Health Care System Nursing Service is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

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