The Graduate Certificate in Health Care Simulation prepares nurses, members of other healthcare disciplines, administrators and simulation and technology professionals to design, manage and evaluate healthcare simulations for basic education and improvement of team healthcare delivery.
- Analyze social, economic, ethical cultural legal and political issues influence nursing and health practice in a global context
- Collaborate with leaders in nursing and other disciplines to improve the quality of professional healthcare practice and the outcomes of care
- Develop and implement innovative applications for simulation experiences in health care
- Evaluate models of delivery of simulation in education and healthcare settings in terms of effectiveness
- Evaluate the cost-benefit of the use of simulation in healthcare and education
Please note: Health Care Simulation Graduate Certificate may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.
You may pursue this UCF College of Nursing online program as long as you will be physically located in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state for the duration of your education.
UCF College of Nursing faculty are authorized to teach in NLC states. Due to nursing education restrictions imposed by non-NLC states, UCF is unable to offer courses, clinicals, or other educational services regardless of modality within non-NLC states. Should you be physically located within a non-NLC state for more than a vacation or brief visit, regardless of your legal state of residence or the type of license you have, you will be unable to apply or continue your nursing degree program at the UCF College of Nursing. This includes, but is not limited to, students accepting traveling nurse positions in a non-Nurse Licensure Compact state.
This program has potential ties to state-regulated professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/files/Licensure-Disclosure-Health-Care-Simulation-Online-GC-June2020.pdf.
The certificate program requires three courses, for a total of 9 credit hours.
Total Credit Hours Required: 9 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree
Required Courses—9 Credit Hours
Students may take the following course as an additional, optional course:
Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
Admission to the program is competitive on a space-available basis. In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements , applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
- Undergraduate Statistics course.
- Address the following 3 items in a written essay. Total word count for all (not each) answers should be 500 words or less, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, and 1-inch margins:
- Describe your future career plans and how the program to which you are applying will help you achieve your career goals.
- Describe the changes you would make in your personal and professional life to ensure success in your graduate nursing education.
- Identify one significant contemporary issue/ problem in U.S. health care and explore how members of the nursing profession can help address that issue or solve that problem.
- Curriculum Vitae should reflect prior education, recent clinical/practice accomplishments, any recent scholarly work (publications, presentations, grants, research participation), awards, scholarships, additional professional certifications, volunteer activities, and membership/leadership/activities with professional organizations and community service organizations. For recent graduates, this can include accomplishments as a student.
- Requires 3 professional recommendations.
- Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Before submitting your application, it is recommended that applicants call the College of Nursing Graduate Office at 407-823-2744 to schedule an appointment with a graduate adviser to discuss your academic goals. It is advantageous to discuss the program before writing the required essay because the essay must address your goals for Masters-level preparation for advanced nursing practice.
The College of Nursing uses a student information management system, LEAP*RN (Project Concert). This database houses information regarding plans of study, clinical placements, clinical hours, logs, and evaluation data to assist in maintaining standards required for CCNE accreditation, facilitate student progression, and enhance clinical tracking. Students will need to access LEAP*RN for clinical course requirements, course evaluations, and portfolios. Upon graduation, students will continue to have no-cost access to their information. All students will be responsible for a one-time subscription of $100 per certificate program payable at https://secure.projectconcert.com/ucf and due prior to registering for first semester courses. If students register for courses prior to paying the subscription, a “hold” service indicator will be placed to prevent future enrollment and other progression functions.
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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.
The Fall 2021 application deadline has been extended until May 1, 2021.
Mindi Anderson PhD, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN
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