“It’s great to be an active subscriber to one of the largest simulation collaboratives in the country with access to the latest news on what’s happening in clinical simulation across the state. I have participated and taught in many of the CSA courses and the learners in these programs are very satisfied. Nurse educators in hospitals and schools can stay up to date through the list-serve, newsletter and participation in quarterly conference calls …”
The California Simulation Alliance
In 2008, HealthImpact founded the California Simulation Alliance (CSA) to network and support interdisciplinary healthcare educators in California and beyond. Increasingly, healthcare professionals are utilizing multiple types of simulation in pre-licensure schools to provide a high-quality clinical experiences and in hospitals to improve patient care and teamwork.
Our Vision, Mission and Values
Vision: Strengthening the healthcare workforce through high-quality simulation .
Mission: To strengthen expertise in simulation and advocate for simulation policy through interprofessional education, collaboration, and evidence-based practice
Values: (Education, Collaboration, Partnerships, Research, Policy)
Education: We believe that evidence-based simulation prepares students for practice, strengthens curricula, and that all simulation faculty need ongoing development
Collaboration: Networking and sharing best practices strengthens our alliance
Partnerships: Strategic partnerships are critical to advance simulation best practices and expand opportunities for outreach
Research: We promote inter-organizational research on simulation
Policy: We are a voice for simulation to continuously improve the preparation of the healthcare workforce