Best Practices Workshops


Important Items



Workshop Cost: $75 USD

SSH Membership not required.


Krista Anderson, MSN, RN, CHSE-A

Director of Simulation

Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Saint Catherine University

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, RN, PhD, FSSH, ANEF, FAAN

Associate Dean for Simulation; Executive Director, Simulation Program Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Lubbock, Texas USA


Christine Heid, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE

Nursing Education Consultant

ATI Nursing Education

Registered Nurse

Avita Health System

Galion, Ohio, USA


Elizabeth Horsley, RN, MSMS, CHSE

Director of Simulation

The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Brooklyn, New York USA


Brandon Kyle Johnson, PhD, RN, CHSE

Associate Dean for Simulation

Associate Professor

School of Nursing 

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


Robert MacAulay, MMHPE, CHSE

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).

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

Courses (only 100 spaces available per course)

Current Courses Date Register Now Q&A

August Cohort

  August 1 -  22 Register Now Tuesdays 7:00pm - 8:30pm ET

September Cohort

  September 6 -  27 Register Now Wednesdays 5:00pm - 6:30pm ET

October Cohort

  October 5 -  26 Register Now Thursdays 11:00am - 12:30pm 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.