Mary Kay Smith, MSN, RN, CHSE

Vice Chair

Dawn Schocken, MPH, PhD

Director of Accreditation & Certification

Andrew Spain, MA, NCEE, EMT-P

Accreditation & Certification Coordinator 

Kristyn Gadlage  

Accreditation Committee

The Committee for Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs 

The Accreditation Committee shall be responsible for assuring the integrity of the Society’s accreditation program; including standards, policies, procedures, and processes; and for verifying that all requisite compliance, regulatory and quality standards are met and maintained. 

The Committee for Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs, started in 2010, has awarded Accreditation to institutions in Canada, Australia, China, the Caribbean, and across the United States.  

Programs are awarded accreditation in one or more of the following areas:

  • Assessment
  • Research
  • Teaching/ Education
  • Systems Integration.

Accreditation Application Information

Provisional Accreditation allows programs with established structure and processes, but have not yet achieved outcomes to apply for preliminary accreditation.


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