The mission of the Department of Nursing Clinical Skills and Simulation Center is to provide the most realistic practical learning experiences in a safe environment that is based on nursing knowledge, patient safety, evidenced–based practice and professionalism. To prepare professional nurses who can:
- Provide Patient-centered and family care
- Work in Interdisciplinary Teams
- Understand and provide safe care
- Employ Evidenced-Based Practice
- Apply Quality Improvement
- Use Information Technology
- Emphasize caring
- Are enabled to think critically
- Can use independent judgment
- Showcase autonomous behaviors
- Have enhanced clinical and ethical decision-making skills
The College of New Jersey Simulation Center (TCNJ-SIM) endeavors to follow the standards of best practice as established by the International Association of Clinical Simulation in Nursing (INACSL) (Kardong-Edgren, 2013, updated 2015). These standards address terminology, the professional integrity of participant(s), participant objectives, facilitation, facilitator, the debriefing process, and participant assessment and evaluation.
Certification for TCNJ-SIM Staff and Faculty
The TCNJ-SIM supports the attainment of certification through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH). These certifications include the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced (CHSE-A), and Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) (Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 2014b).
The TCNJ-SIM supports the accreditation standards provided by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH). The seven core standards include 1) Mission & Governance, 2) Organization & Management, 3) Facilities, Application & Technology, 4) Evaluation & Improvement, 5) Integrity, 6) Security, and 7) Expanding the Field (Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 2014a).