3,000 now SSH Certified; Congrats new CHSE-A’s! > The Society for Simulation in Healthcare


From 40 countries.

And more every day.

Thank you to everyone who has become certified since 2012—your dedication to healthcare simulation quality is amazing!

Have you considered joining the growing ranks of healthcare simulationists from around the country who have become CHSE®, CHSOS®, CHSE-A®, or CHSOS-A certified? Certification is valuable to you and the community because it:

  • Improves healthcare simulation education through the identification of best practices and recognition of practice
  • Improves healthcare simulation education through providing standardization and a pool of knowledge of best practices
  • Strengthens patient safety efforts through support of simulation modalities
  • Provides external validation of individual educator knowledge, skills, and attitudes
  • Strengthens organizational, community, and learner confidence in the quality of education
  • Garners local support, resources, and commitment
  • Fosters a feedback loop between education and practice
  • Encourages performance improvement and knowledge expansion of the individual educator
  • Programs with certified simulation professionals receive a competitive edge in the community, program offerings, and grant funding
  • Recognizes expertise in simulation above and beyond domain expertise

Now is the time to become certified—when simulation has become so important to keeping healthcare education going forward and improving patient care and patient safety!


Don’t forget it is easier than ever to become certified with the remote proctoring option. You can test from any computer now, anywhere in the world! Just select this option when choosing your date/time/location to test after you have been approved.

Congratulations to the new CHSE-A®’s!

The following healthcare simulationists join 76 other CHSE-A’s who have been recognized as a CHSE-A®! (* - indicates an SSH Accredited Program)

  • Tia Andrighetti, Frontier Nursing University, Versailles, KY
  • Melody Bethards, Des Moines Area Community College*, Ankeny, IA
  • Teresa Britt, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulationbaylor, Memphis, TN
  • Jeanne Carey, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Baylor University, Waco, TX
  • Amy Cowperthwait, University of Delaware College of Health Science, Newark, DE
  • Jason Craig, STEPS Simulation Center*, Morgantown, WV
  • Michelle Gonzalez, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Little Rock, AR
  • Zohra Kurji, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Lee Ann Miller, STEPS Simulation Center*, Morgantown, WV
  • Crystal Murillo, University of South Carolina College of Nursing Clinical Simulation Lab*, Columbia, SC
  • Jack Wells, Shelden Clinical Simulation Center-University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
  • Pavan Zaveri, Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC

Fellows Applications open through June 18         

Are you one of the experts whose contributions to SSH and the healthcare simulation community have made a sustained impact? Now is the time to submit your application to become a Fellow of the SSH Academy (FSSH)! This esteemed group of individuals has shaped healthcare simulation as we know it today and will continue to contribute to the growth of the art, science, and practice of healthcare simulation! Click here to find out more.

SSH Store - Get the perfect gift to recognize your peers!

Did you know SSH has a store where you can purchase items to recognize those who have become certified or are from an accredited center? You can also get the SSH or IMSH logo if you prefer! Check out all of the prepopulated items, and you can always contact the vendor for other options also. They can do almost anything, and all of this is a great way to be recognized or to recognize someone else for their achievements.

Take a look at the store here!

And don’t forget, 2021 Healthcare Simulation Week merchandise will be available soon also, so be ready for that as well!

Finally, if you have any questions or need assistance on how to get your program’s logo and the accredited program logo on items, for example, please contact us for assistance.

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