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   The California Simulation Alliance

About the CSA

The California Simulation Alliance (CSA), led by the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care (CINHC), is a virtual alliance to benefit all simulation users in the state of California. The purpose of the CSA is to enhance and foster the development of simulation as a modality for transforming the education of registered nurses and other healthcare professionals. An overarching framework has been established for the alliance, which includes a governance structure, regional collaboratives and committees. 

We hope to:
- Become a cohesive voice for simulation in nursing and healthcare education in the state
- Provide for inter-organizational research on simulation; to disseminate information to stakeholders 
- Create a common language for simulation
- Be the voice of simulation in Sacramento and facilitate state funding for simulation use and expansion

Additionally, the goals of the alliance will include providing a home within the CINHC for best practice identification, information sharing, faculty development, equipment/vendor pricing agreements, space planning, scenario development, sharing and partnership models. 

Integration into both schools' and hospitals' curricula is critical to the success of a simulation program. The CSA will share best practice models for successful curriculum integration, hold workshops on this process, and additionally, help hospitals integrate simulation into their patient safety programs to meet the national patient safety goals.

Subscribe to the CSA

Becoming a subscriber to the CSA brings a wealth of benefits for an annual fee. 

CSA subscribers receive the following benefits:

Access to more than 75 validated clinical and leadership scenarios
Preferred pricing discounts on all CSA Training Courses
Preferred pricing discount to CINHC's annual Simulation Conference
Access to the simulation coordinator list
Access to survey data
Ability to post job openings and announcements to the CSA list-serve
Access to forms, job descriptions, and bibliography
Access to preferred vendor pricing agreements (Facility/Institutional Subscription only): Laerdal, Limbs & Things, EMS, SimAction, CliniSpace, and SimTech
Bi-monthly newsletters
Comprehensive simulation bibliography

In-State Annual Fee: Out-of-State Annual Fee:
Individuals - $75 Individuals - $350
Facilities - $350 Facilities - $1,000

If you have any questions about this exciting organization, contact Tianda at tianda@cinhc.org. 
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"Subscribing to the CSA enriches both the individual and simulation community by bringing together academic and clinical educators. Benefits span the spectrum from scenario sharing, scholarly writing support, and the invaluable connection with enthusiastic partners."

"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. Nurse educators in hospitals and schools can stay up to date through the list-serve, newsletter and participation in quarterly conference calls."

Special announcement from Laerdal: "As part of Laerdal’s continued collaboration with CSA and its subscribers – we continue to support your simulation efforts. CSA was an early adopter in using simulation and many CSA members utilized the Laerdal portfolio of products. Laerdal is pleased to announce the Value Add Program in support of continued focus and momentum. This program, available to CSA members provides significant savings toward replacement or upgrade to your Training and Simulation equipment. Please contact your local Laerdal Territory Manager for details. Financing options may be available through Blue Street Capital."


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