Simulation in Healthcare Education Certificate of Professional Preparation

Educational simulation is a growing trend in the healthcare field. This program provides students with mannequin-based and computer-based simulations that allow them to test multiple scenarios to ready them for clinical settings, all while preparing them for a healthcare-based career. 

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Getting Started: Spring 2023

Sept. 29:  Financial Aid


Jan. 3:  Application


Jan. 9:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Outstanding reputation: Seminole State has a proven track record of preparing healthcare graduates for success. 
  • Industry-driven curriculum: Courses were developed with input from the regional business community and economic development agencies.
  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are industry-focused with real-world and classroom expertise.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities.

Additional Information

Simulation in Healthcare Education
Type: Certificate of Professional Preparation
Major Code: SIMHCE-BC
CIP: 5551101020

Program Description

Program Admission

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2023
This is an introductory course for health educators that encompasses learning theories and instructional methods. Focus is placed on commonly used and innovative theories with emphasis on determining applicability to the simulation environment. The course will include basics of instructional development, curriculum design and principles of formative and summative evaluation. Teaching methods that promote learning and provide motivation for continued learning will be explored.
This course will review the historical trends of healthcare simulation and focus on current trends and best practices. Classroom discussions will include the development of simulation education in healthcare. A focus will be on how simulation is used in a variety of settings and by different professions.
This is an overview course of the technology used to implement healthcare simulation education programs. Modalities include, but are not limited to, computer and web-based simulators, environmental fidelity, psychological fidelity, manikin-based simulators, virtual reality, virtual environments, standardized patients and haptic simulators. Discussion will focus on how technology is used to support the educational process.
The purpose of this course is to provide the opportunity for students to gain knowledge and skill in planning, designing and maintaining a simulation center. Content will include organizing, set-up, maintenance, trouble-shooting, technology and personnel needs for a simulation program/center.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the operations that pertain to a simulation program or center. Students will be exposed to a variety to simulation modalities including, but not limited to, computer and web-based simulators, environmental fidelity, psychological fidelity, manikin-based simulators, virtual reality, virtual environments, standardized patients and haptic simulators.
Total Credits: 15

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Tuition and Fees*


Seminole State
Tuition and Fees$1,799
Room and Board-0-
Books and Supplies$500
Total$2,299

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* Tuition costs are based on 15 total credit hours for this program in the current term for in-state students. Book expenses are estimates and may vary by course. Lab fees and other fees that may assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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