Simulation Director receives esteemed CHSE-A Certification

In a healthcare simulation room, HSSH Simulation Director Krista Anderson, RN, MSN, CHSE-A (right) conducts an interprofessional clinical simulation with students Ntshiashe "Kristine" Lee, MSN-EL'21 (center) and Hannah Zenisek OTD'22 (left).

Simulation Director Krista Anderson, RN, MSN, CHSE-A (right) conducts an interprofessional clinical simulation with students Ntshiashe "Kristine" Lee, MSN-EL'21 and Hannah Zenisek OTD'22.


Last week, St. SWAG视频 University鈥檚 School of Nursing,听Simulation Director Krista Anderson, MSN, RN, CHSE-A,听 received the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator 鈥 Advanced庐 (CHSE-A庐) certification. Granted by the 鈥 an internationally-recognized organization dedicated to advancing the application of medical simulation in healthcare 鈥 the CHSE-A certification distinguishes those who have proven themselves to be advanced educators in their healthcare simulation practice and serve as mentors and examples to others in the field. Anderson is one of only 92 people in the world who currently hold this advanced certification.听

鈥淚 am honored to receive this certification,鈥 Anderson says. 鈥淚 believe healthcare simulation transforms healthcare outcomes for individuals, communities, and systems. My goal is to support students' education through high quality simulation to impact healthcare across the continuum.鈥

Since Anderson was hired as the Simulation Director in June 2020, she has worked with St. Kate鈥檚 35+ healthcare programs to introduce best-practice standards and faculty development in utilizing simulation, virtual technologies, and debriefing. She has worked tirelessly to facilitate interprofessional education and expand simulation opportunities for St. SWAG视频 University healthcare program students. Through these efforts, Anderson has increased the percentage of clinical hours normally completed in traditional partner sites 鈥 an incredible asset for St. Kate鈥檚 students during the clinical hours shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a part of the School of Health鈥檚 goals 鈥 supported by the GHR Foundations Legacy and Academic Excellence Grants 鈥 Anderson and the School of Health鈥檚 simulation taskforce aim to: improve simulation operations; foster interprofessional education; gain national program accreditation; and facilitate faculty and community development.听听

鈥淗ealthcare simulation provides our students with valuable opportunities to learn life-saving skills in controlled environments,鈥 says Dean of Health Sciences Lisa Dutton, PT, PhD. 鈥淜rista鈥檚 dedication to simulation and its integration into the fabric of the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health鈥檚 curriculum will enable our graduates to be more confident and prepared when they start their careers.鈥

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