Online Master of Science in Health Care Simulation

Pursue a Master of Science in health care simulation online to play an integral role in crafting learning experiences for educating clinical professionals. In this program, you’ll gain knowledge about using simulated participants and environments to replicate real scenarios. You’ll also learn about assessment and debriefing practices, as well as simulation program operations. Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped to lead in simulation-related roles across academic and practice settings.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/22/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 10

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 30

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Become a leader in simulation-based health care education

Health care simulation education centers around using patient care manikins (or patient simulators), models and standardized patients (or simulated participants) to replicate real interactions. This enables health care providers to enhance their skills while maintaining patient safety. By learning how to use simulation technology strategically, you’ll graduate prepared to play a vital role in improving health outcomes.

In your courses, you’ll gain the abilities needed to design, develop and conduct evidence-based health care simulations. You’ll also expand your knowledge about scenario design, systems thinking, student/participant assessment methodologies, debriefing strategies, project development, operations management and more. Additionally, you’ll learn how to evaluate and iterate on health care simulations, providing you with comprehensive knowledge in the field.

Who’s a good candidate for this master’s program?

 

Ideal candidates will have a background in education, simulation and/or health care. While experience in two or more of these areas is helpful, any of the three can serve as a foundation for success. Completing this program can advance your career whether you’re a clinical professional who facilitates simulations, a simulation technologist or work in a related field.

There’s a demand for leaders who can provide realistic and safe learning experiences in health care. As a graduate, you’ll be empowered to create innovative learning strategies and drive decisions in health care education. You’ll also have a refined professional identity, as well as skills in communication, teamwork, critical thinking and patient safety.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Courses in healthcare simulation and more

Your courses will explore the methodologies, design and delivery of simulation-based learning in health care. You’ll build foundational knowledge in evidence-based practice, operations management in health care, teaching and learning theories, educational assessment and more. Additionally, you’ll choose two electives, allowing you to delve deeper into topics such as health care innovation, patient safety and health informatics technology. To culminate the program, you’ll complete an applied project that demonstrates your abilities.


Core

Foundations in Health Care Simulation


Core

Health Care Evidence, Informatics and Analysis


Core

Health Care Simulation Educational Assessment and Debriefing Methods


Core

Patient Safety, Health Care Quality and Informatics


Core

Principles of Operations Management in Health Care Simulation


Core

Teaching in Academic and Practice Settings


Core

Understanding and Applying Principles of Evidence-Based Practice


Elective

Curriculum Development in Academic and Practice Settings


The healthcare simulation jobs you’ll be prepared for

Upon graduation, you can pursue a variety of roles that involve designing and delivering simulation experiences in the health care industry. Settings that need professionals with this background range from colleges and universities to hospitals and other clinical settings. Career paths include, but aren’t limited to:

Health care or clinical simulation educator

Operations specialist

Simulation designer

Simulation director

Simulation facilitator

Simulation faculty

Simulation technologist

Simulationist

Learn from certified health care simulation educators

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Learn from certified health care simulation educators

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

How to apply

Applicants to the Master of Science in health care simulation must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Application requirements

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Preparing the innovative health leaders of tomorrow

ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

250+


faculty members.

$13.2


million in research awards.

4,000+


students.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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