Purpose Statement

The face to face Simulation Instructor Training – Basic (SIT-B) will help nursing education programs, hospitals, and any general healthcare setting address the gap in developing and maintaining well qualified clinicians who can facilitate healthcare training using simulation at their facility. The use of simulation accelerates the learning process, mitigates patient safety concerns, fosters a culture of learning among employees, and directly returns an investment on system redesign. In short research studies have repeatedly shown that clinicians who participate in healthcare training using simulation have a higher confidence level in their skills.

Target Audience

This two day training targets novice/aspiring medical simulation educators across a variety of disciplines like physicians, nurses, educators, and associated health providers.


This course combines didactic, small group, and hands-on simulation activities so participants can develop the skills necessary to design, develop, implement, and debrief simulation-based healthcare training. Specific objectives include:

  • Demonstrate comprehension of simulation models by selecting the best simulation modality based on training objectives;
  • Demonstrate exercises with simulation mannequins;
  • Demonstrate a metacognitive knowledge of the context in which the exercises are used as an instructional method;
  • Describe the context in which standardized patients are used as an instructional method;
  • Explain the implementation of innovative techniques using simulation;
  • Identify the context for using simulation scenarios; and
  • Demonstrate debriefing and constructive communication skills in didactic sessions and applied exercises.

Specific Expectations after Attending

To attend the training, the participant agrees to the below or the training will never benefit the learner and their sponsoring organization.

  • Sponsoring Organization’s agrees to provide the participant protected time to implement training content;
  • Attend and participate in 100% of program activity as evidenced by producing a Certificate of Completion;
  • Participate in a follow up web meeting to report back into the training cohort the learner’s successes and challenges;
  • Coordinate with the facility leadership or simulation coordinator to plan, lead, and debrief at least one simulated event every during the year following this training;
  • Use needs assessment data to plan and develop new simulation events;
  • Abide by your facility’s simulation policies and procedures and/or develop simulation policy and procedures

Take ActionSIT Basic Training

Contact Love Health Service today to explore how we can help your organization develop an ongoing and sustainable clinical simulation instructor training process. The most successful clinical simulation program is never about its equipment, a successful program invests in people who can run the equipment.