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Journey to simulation program accreditation

Frances Stueben ORCID logo EMAIL logo and Lisa Broussard

Abstract

Accreditation of simulation programs is relatively new, and entails a rigorous process of planning, development and evaluation of all aspects of the simulation experience for students and/or health care professionals. The purpose of this paper is to describe the experience of a Nursing Simulation Program in achieving designation as a fully accredited program. The process of developing a formal simulation program, strategic plan, policies and procedures, and an evaluation plan are included, as well as the benefits to achieving accreditation.


Corresponding author: Frances Stueben, DNP, RN, CCRN, CHSE, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 411 East ST. Mary Blvd., Lafayette, LA, 70504, USA, Phone: 337-482-5654, Fax: 337-482-5649, E-mail:

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Received: 2019-12-31
Accepted: 2020-04-13
Published Online: 2020-05-07

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