Best Practices Workshops


Important Items



Workshop Cost: $120 USD

SSH Membership not required.

Changes to the Agenda:


SSH reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to make changes to the Certification Blueprint  Review program. Every effort will be made to keep presentations and speakers as represented. However, unforeseen circumstances may result in the substitution of presentation topic(s) speaker(s), or event(s). In the event that the course has to be cancelled or changed, SSH is not liable to Registrants for any damages, losses, costs, or other liability, including but not limited to transportation, visa application, or accommodation costs. SSH is not liable to attendees for any costs, fees, expenses, damages, or other liability relating to changes to the course, including but not limited to date, content, speakers or venue.



Krista Anderson, DNP, RN, CHSE-A

Director of Simulation

St.Catherine University 

The Institute of Simulation and Interprofessional Learning 

St. Paul, Minnesota USA



Professor and Director of Healthcare Simulation

University of Central Florida College of Nursing

Orlando, Florida USA


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

Simulation Coordinator

Des Moines Area Community College Simulation Center

Des Moines, Iowa USA 


Beth Culross, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, CHSE

Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Director Learning Resource Center

Associate Director, Interprofessional Academy of Educators, Faculty Affairs

Courtesy Affiliate Faculty, Medical Humanities, University of Nebraska Omaha

Adjunct Faculty, Gerontology, University of Nebraska Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska USA


Sharon Decker, PhD, RN, FSSH, ANEF, FAAN

Professor Emeritus 

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


School of Nursing Glover E. Murry, TTUHSC

Lubbock, Texas USA


Christine Heid, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE

Nursing Education Consultant

ATI Nursing Education

Registered Nurse

Leawood, Kansas, USA


Elizabeth Horsley, RN, MSMS, CHSE, CCSNE

Ontario, Canada


Brandon Kyle Johnson, PhD, RN, CHSE, ANEF

Executive Director

Associate Professor

School of Nursing 

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Lubbock, Texas USA


Karen Lewis, PhD, MAEd, CHSE

Administrative Director

Director, SP Program & Clinical Skills

Associate Professor of Medical Education

University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine

Tyler, Texas USA


Robert MacAulay, MMHPE, CHSE

Director, Simulation Education

UC San Diego School of Medicine

La Jolla, CA, USA


Cathy Smith, PhD, MA

Simulation Educator

Baycrest Health Sciences

Training and Education

Toronto, Ontario CANADA


Shannon Ashe, EdD, LAT, ATC, CHSE, CSCS

Simulation Educator and Coordinator

College of Health Sciences Experiential

Learning and Simulation Center

Assistant Professor

Moffett and Sanders School of Nursing

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama USA




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).

We are excited to present the newly reimagined version of our workshop.

This workshop is conducted in an asynchronous format, comprising of 45-minute prerecorded lectures delivered by presenters. Subsequently, scheduled 45-minute live sessions will be convened, featuring guided discussions and breakout rooms where both presenters and attendees can actively participate. 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

Courses (only 100 spaces available per course)

Current Courses Date Register Now Q&A

March Cohort

  March 4 – 25 SOLD OUT! Mondays 8:00pm – 8:45pm ET
April Cohort    April 9 – 30   SOLD OUT! Tuesdays 7:00pm – 7:45pm ET
May Cohort     May 8 – 29 SOLD OUT! Wednesdays 5:00pm – 5:45pm ET
August Cohort     August 8 – 29 Register Now Thursdays 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET
September Cohort      September 4 – 25 Coming Soon  Wednesdays 4:00pm – 5:00pm ET
October Cohort     October 3 – 24 Coming Soon  Thursday 11:00am – 12:00pm ET


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 6.0 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.