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