***While we reimagine this program, we are not currently accepting applications. We encourage you to explore similar programs, including the MSN: Nursing Education, MS: Quality, Safety and Risk Management, MSN: Quality, Safety, and Risk Management, MSN: Undeclared, and Certificate in Healthcare Simulation.***
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Drexel University's online MSN in Healthcare Simulation partners specialized training in simulation-based education with advanced education in patient safety to prepare you to lead in both clinical and academic environments. This nursing simulation program was designed for nurses, healthcare professionals, and simulation technicians. After completing your MSN in Healthcare Simulation, you will be eligible to sit for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification exam, as soon as you meet the practice requirements.
The online MSN in Healthcare Simulation was designed for registered nurses. If you do not hold a nursing degree, please see the online MS in Healthcare Simulation Degree Program.
What is an MSN in Healthcare Simulation?
Nursing simulations allow you to learn and practice new skills, all while improving patient safety outcomes. During a nursing simulation, you may practice performing a procedure on a manikin, or use a piece of software that helps you better develop your patient communication skills. The goal of simulation-based education is to give you a safe environment to practice the procedures, care processes, and critical conversations that you will need to use in the clinical space.
Drexel’s online MSN in Healthcare Simulation was designed for registered nurses. In this program, you’ll gain specialized training in simulation-based education that can be transferred to careers in the clinical environment, clinical teaching, or the classroom.
MSN in Healthcare Simulation Program Features
- Learn from faculty in Drexel’s respected College of Nursing and Health Professions
- Once you graduate, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification, as soon as you meet the practice requirements
Requirements for The MSN in Healthcare Simulation Program
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program fully accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN/ACEN) or the American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN/CCNE) is required to apply for this program. Nurses with a non-nursing bachelor's degree may consider applying for the RN-BSN-MSN program to earn both a BSN and MSN concurrently, or apply to the MSN-Bridge. For additional requirements and application information, please see the admissions criteria section.
If you do not have an undergraduate degree in nursing, you may apply for Drexel’s online MS in Healthcare Simulation Degree Program.
This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.
Graduate students who utilize student loans (FAFSA) muct maintain a minimum enrollment of 4.5 credits per term.
For Full List of courses, please visit Drexel Online.
What Can I Do With a MS in Healthcare Simulation?
Careers in Nursing and Other Healthcare Simulation
Upon graduation from Drexel’s online master’s degree in healthcare simulation, you’ll be prepared to take on prominent positions in the medical simulation field. Courses such as "Simulation in Healthcare Education," "Simulation Center Leadership," and "Quality and Safety in Healthcare" will help you build foundational knowledge while also ensuring you have the skills you need to succeed in careers throughout the field.
Common career titles in healthcare simulation include:
- Healthcare Simulation Director
Simulation directors help to integrate simulations into the healthcare system. Besides administrative work, their responsibilities include patient safety, curriculum design, community outreach, and teaching and debriefing.
- Medical Simulation Technician
A simulation technician supports all forms of simulation maintenance. This includes equipment setup and breakdown, audiovisual support, and software management, among other duties.
- Quality Improvement Coordinator
Utilize data analysis skills to identify, design, and implement educational solutions to improve key quality metrics.
- Risk Manager
Utilizing newly acquired simulation, quality, safety, and risk management skills, you would assist with identifying and solutioning risk mitigating scenarios.
What will I need to be eligible for the CHSE (Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator) Exam?
Drexel’s online MS in Healthcare Simulation will prepare you to meet the educational requirements for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification exam. There are additional eligibility requirements, including practical experience. To learn more, please visit the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
As a nurse, is this the right program for me?
We offer both a MSN and MS in Healthcare Simulation program so you can select the curriculum that best aligns with your career goals. Learn more about the MS in Healthcare Simulation Degree Program (Online).