Best Practices Workshops

Important Items

2022 BPW Information:

BPW Virtual Workshop Webpage


Krista Anderson, MSN, RN, CHSE
Director of Simulation
Henrietta Schmoll School of Health
Saint Catherine University
St. Paul, Minnesota USA

Elizabeth Wells-Beede, PHD, RN, C-EFM, CHSE 

Clinical Assistant Professor Texas A&M University Nursing Georgetown, TX USA

Melody Bethards, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE 

Simulation Coordinator Des Moines Area Community College Simulation Center Des Moines, Iowa USA

Jeanne Carey, MEd, RN, CHSE-A 

Director of Simulation
Baylor University
Louise Herrington School of Nursing Dallas, TX USA

Desiree Diaz, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CHSE-A
Associate Professor
University of Central Florida
College of Nursing
Orlando, Florida USA

Sharon Decker, RN, PhD, FSSH, ANEF, FAAN
Associate Dean for Simulation
Executive Director, Simulation Program
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, Texas USA
Holly Gerzina, PhD, MEd
Executive Director
Interprofessional Education & Simulation
Health Affairs and Community Health
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, Ohio, USA
Brandon Kyle Johnson, PhD, RN, CHSE
Assistant Professor, Clinical
Simulation Director
School of Nursing, Traditional Undergraduate Program
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, Texas USA

Karen Lewis, PhD, CHSE
Administrative Director
Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills (CLASS) Center
School of Medicine
George Washington University
Washington, DC USA

Carrie Miller, PhD
Director, Clinical Performance Lab
Seattle University College of Nursing
Seattle, WA USA

Cathy Smith, PhD, MA
Simulation Educator
Baycrest Health Sciences
Training and Education
Toronto, Ontario CANADA



Presented by ASPE, SSH and INACSL

 Standards, Core Competencies and Best Practices in Healthcare Simulation Workshop


General Information

The Standards, Core Competencies and Best Practices in Healthcare Simulation Series is a partnership program of the Association of SP Educators (ASPE), the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL).

The workshop includes four interactive one-hour and a half sessions held online via zoom in order to provide better access to this important educational content for simulation professionals from programs of all sizes.  The program content is designed to help healthcare simulation educators improve the quality of their healthcare simulation programs and advance their professional development.  In addition, workshop faculty will review the simulation standards and resources available to assist educators in advancing simulation in a changing regulatory environment.

During this workshop participants will discuss the application of best practices in healthcare simulation, including the following:

  • INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation
  • ASPE Standards of Best Practices using Standardized Patient Methodology
  • SSH Accreditation Standards
  • SSH Certification Requirements (CHSE, CHSE-A, CHSOS, CHSOS-A) 


Contact the SSH Office of Continuing Education at or email Christina Tenorio, SSH Regional Education Coordinator at


In support of improving patient care, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive a maximum of 6 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Credits for learning and change.


Interprofessional Continuing Education (ICPE) Mission Statement

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) will deliver professional development opportunities for interprofessional healthcare teams working to improve the practice of healthcare through simulation-based education. This mission will be accomplished through the provision of interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) activities designed to improve both individual and team performance in simulation.


No relevant financial relationships disclosed by planners or presenters of this Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) educational activity.