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SSH and INACSL Regional Workshops

2017 Workshop Locations




 September 23, 2017 (Saturday)  UAB Simulation Consortium
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 Birmingham, AL
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 October 13, 2017 (Friday)  Intermountain Healthcare Simulation Consortium: Intermountain Simulation Center
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Salt Lake City, UT
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Workshop Information

  • Registration is only $99
  • Registration will open at 7am with the workshop starting at 8am and ending at 4:30pm. Lunch will be provided.
  • Onsite registration requires credit card payment ONLY. No cash or check will be accepted for payment onsite.


Please contact the SSH Executive Director Jennifer Manos.

Email: jmanos@ssih.org

Workshop Information

SSH and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) will host a new Simulation Regional Workshop on the guidelines of the NCSBN National Simulation Study. The Study concluded that up to 50 percent of simulation could be effectively substituted for traditional clinical experiences under certain conditions for Prelicensure nursing students.

The workshop will explore: 

  • Creating a dialog around simulation guidelines and local regulation by the Boards of Nursing.
  • Utilizing the NCSBN Simulation Guidelines for Prelicensure Nursing Programs  within individual simulation programs.
  • Applying the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation within the development, implementation and assessment of simulation based education.
  • Using the SSH Accreditation Standards  to advance the simulation program.
  • Understanding the benefits of SSH certification(CHSE, CHSE-A, CHSOS) as a developmental pathway for simulation instructors. 
  • The benefits of membership in INACSL and SSH.

The Workshop also includes review of the study, results and subsequent guidelines for local and national implications. In addition, local simulation leaders will review the simulation standards and resources available to assist schools and/or organizations as they advance simulation in a changing regulatory environment.

The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

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UAB Simulation Consortium

Speaker Information 


Penni Watts, PhD, RN, CHSE-A
Assistant Professor
Director of Clinical Simulation
UAB School of Nursing

Penni Watts received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Auburn University at Montgomery and her Masters of Nursing Education from Troy State University.  She completed her PhD in Nursing Program focusing on simulation evaluation from the UAB School of Nursing. Dr. Watts is currently an Assistant Professor and the Director of Clinical Simulation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing.  In this position, she oversees the daily operations of the simulation and skills lab that services nursing and health professions students. Her background includes over 25 years in critical care, emergency/trauma care, staff development, and most recently academics. She has served on several working groups in preparation for accreditation initiatives within the school of nursing.  She also supports faculty development courses working collaboratively with the UAB Office of Interprofessional implementing simulation experiences and faculty development courses. Dr. Watts has received her advanced certification in simulation education, CHSE-A. Her service includes serving on several committees in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Learning. She completed the Comprehensive and Advanced Instructor course at the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston. She also received the Presidents Excellence in Teaching Award representing the UAB School of Nursing in 2012 and also the Nancy Smith Memorial Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015.


Chad Epps, MD
Executive Director of Simulation
University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

Chad Epps, MD is the Executive Director of Healthcare Simulation at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and holds the rank of Professor in the departments of Anesthesiology and Interprofessional education.  He trained in Anesthesiology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and completed a fellowship in Human Patient Simulation at Mount Sinai’s Human Emulation Education and Evaluation Lab for Patient Safety and Professionalism.   He joined UTHSC in 2016 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he held academic appointments in four schools (Medicine, Health Professions, Nursing, and Engineering), and was the Associate Director for UAB’s Office of Interprofessional Simulation.   As a fellow, faculty, and director of simulation he has been active in simulation education, research, assessment, and center management for the past 12 years.  Dr. Epps previously served as President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and Chair of the Council on Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs.  He is published in the areas of simulation-based interprofessional education and co-edited the recently released textbook Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014).



Bradley Lecture Center

4th Floor
1600 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233


5th Ave Parking Garage
478 16th St South Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Parking is available in the Children’s of Alabama 5th Ave Parking Garage
  • Parking entrances are located on 16th or 17th Street South between 4th & 5th Ave South
  • Take your parking ticket with you and it will be validated in the Bradley Lecture Center
  • Please see the following page for detailed directions to the Bradley Center from the 5th Avenue Parking Garage

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International Healthcare Simulation Center - Salt Lake City, UT

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