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August 31, 2015: The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) announces a major milestone for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators (CHSE) program. Since its launch in 2012, over 600 individuals from 17 countries have successfully completed the examination. Achievement of CHSE demonstrates excellence, professionalism and a commitment to improving healthcare simulation education.

“Recognizing acquiring certification is a voluntary opportunity that allows individuals to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities, the Certification Committee extends its congratulations to this esteemed group” said Certification Committee Chair, Sharon Decker, RN, Ph.D., ANEF, FAAN. “We challenge other educators from both academia and practice to join this respected group of individuals.“

Individuals who obtain CHSE may work toward the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced (CHSE-A) designation. “We also challenge those individuals who qualify to demonstrate their position as a leader and expert in healthcare simulation education to become a CHSE-A” added Dr. Decker.

In addition, the SSH Certification Committee encourages operations specialists focused on healthcare simulation to distinguish themselves by obtaining certification as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist, CHSOS.

Individuals interested in healthcare simulation certification can review the eligibility and application process at www.simcertification.com.

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SSH is a multi-disciplinary, multi-specialty, international society with ties to all healthcare specialties, nursing, allied health, paramedical personnel, and industry. CHSE was developed in concert with the SSH mission to lead in facilitating excellence in multi-specialty healthcare education. The CHSE program has been developed over a number of years with the input of individuals representing a wide variety of backgrounds and experience in healthcare simulation.

CHSE is a collaboratively developed certification program administered by The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) to healthcare simulation educators who demonstrate professional and educational competence in their field. The Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) and The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) support the CHSE program. Visit www.simcertification.com to learn more.

Media and other inquiries may be directed to:

Andrew Spain, MA, NCEE, CCP-C
Director of Accreditation & Certification
aspain@ssih.org
573-340-3735

Holly Simonton, MA
Communications Manager
communications@ssih.org
866-730-6127

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